Milwaukee is the home to a number of resorts, attractions, grounds and activities that can provide entertainment for people of all ages. Whether you’re a Milwaukee local looking for something new to do or you’re visiting and in need of some activities to get the most out of the city, here are some the most popular attractions in the Milwaukee area.
Milwaukee is home to a number of museums, including the Discovery World Science and Technology Center. Attractions, exhibitions, and experiences of the Discovery World Science and Technology Center include the Reiman Aquarium, the Hive 3D Environment, Les Paul’s House of Sound, and more. Other museums in the Milwaukee area include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Harley-Davidson Museum, and the Milwaukee Public Museum. For beer fans, the Pabst Mansion can also be toured.
As home to the Milwaukee Brewers, you can visit Miller Park for an MLB game. If you want to get an up-close look at the park and experience it from the perspective of a professional baseball player, you can also go on a Miller Park Stadium Tour. The tour takes you through the park’s batting cages, dugouts, the Media Interview Room, and more!
You don’t need to leave Milwaukee to explore a tropical jungle or desert oasis. With the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, nicknamed “The Domes”, you can experience plant life you won’t find anywhere else in Wisconsin. The Domes are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and from 9 am to 4 pm on weekends and major holidays.
The Milwaukee County Zoo is another popular attraction in the area. With almost 2,000 animals on 800 acres, the Milwaukee County Zoo has some interesting attractions for anyone. In addition to the animal exhibits, you can try out the zoo’s Sky Trail Ropes Course & Zip Line, ride the Zoomobile, or catch the Safari Train. The zoo also plays host to popular events designed to please the entire family, including Family Free Day, Family Farm Weekend, Boo at the Zoo, and more.
Each summer, the Wisconsin State Fair is hosted just outside Milwaukee in the city of West Alllis. The fair has everything from top of the line entertainment featuring some of the biggest stars of today to unique fair competitions, including a jalapeno eating contest. The Wisconsin State Fair has free family fun attractions and events, including a daily parade and a garden walk. Be sure to grab an original cream puff when visiting the fair. As a fair staple introduced in 1924, over 350,000 cream puffs are consumed at the fair each year.
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