Milwaukee Tourist Attractions

Milwaukee is the largest and busiest city in Wisconsin, USA. We have listed a few of the many things to see and do while visiting here. The first two items on our list are tours listed by, the following items are randomly selected places, locations, sites or experiences available.

Milwaukee Scavenger Hunt Adventure

This experience is an interactive scavenger hunt that combines a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Milwaukee with the fun of the Amazing Race, turning Milwaukee into a giant game board.

Participants will be guided from a smartphone while making their way to both well-known and overlooked gems of Milwaukee through solving clues and complete challenges.

Participants can choose to work together or divide into teams competing against each other for the highest score. It is recommended that groups are not larger than 5 people, but that is a personal choice. Each team has to have a unique Quest code using a unique email address and password, meaning the experience has to be purchased once by each team. The tour is designed so the group or groups can take their time and make it longer than 3 hours if they want to stop for lunch or explore a site further, for instance.

This tour requires approximately 2 mi/3.2 km of walking from beginning to end as the scavenger hunt takes the participants on a journey to see points of interest such as The Calatrava, Cathedral of St. John, Milwaukee War Memorial, The Milwaukee Market, and the Milwaukee RiverWalk.

Milwaukee: Ghostly Private Walking Tour

This walking tour is approximately 2 hours and 2 mi/3.2 km long from beginning to end. The tour begins at the Milwaukee Public Market and will take participants from one haunted and ghostly place to another.

Learn about a small boy named Timmy whose ghost has left many people terrified over the years, visit the area of the Old Saloon and the Irish Pub where a lovers’ quarrel once ended in disaster leading to guests and employees being scared by apparitions of the Lady of the Pub seen in the basement and the bathroom mirrors, and visit the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee’s most haunted location, where the spirit of Charles Pfiser roams, seen by famous baseball players from both the Dodgers and the Giants as well as others.

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the experience is a walking tour as well as clothes suitable for the weather. The tour will take place in light rain.

Other Activities in Milwaukee, WI

Historic Third Ward – A good place to start is a visit to the Historic Third Ward. It is a former warehouse district that was once called the “Bloody Third” due to its working-class residents’ prosperity for fistfights. It has since grown into a cultural hub and is now the home to eclectic eateries, unique boutiques and remarkable art. Here we can find a huge variety of art galleries, creative businesses, performance houses, shops and theaters honoring the vintage roots while also embracing the future of the arts. The neighborhood includes tourist attractions such as the Broadway Theatre Center, the Milwaukee Public Market and Third Ward Riverwalk.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory – Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory consists of three large domes that function as a cross between botanical gardens and greenhouses and it dates back to the 1890’s, although the construction of the domes began in 1959 and ended in 1967. The domes are filled with all kinds of flowers, trees, shrubs and succulents and each dome has its own theme: the Tropical Dome, the Desert Dome and the Floral Show Dome.

Milwaukee County Zoo – Milwaukee County Zoo is home to more than 2,200 different animals from approximately 330 species. Among many other animals we find, cheetahs, elephants, gorillas, kangaroos, seals, penguins, African lion, Sicilian donkey, Southern Black Rhinoceros and many more. The zoo’s objective is to promote an appreciation for all animals through their vision and mission through conservation, research and education, and to also inspire public understanding, support and participation.

Discovery World – Discovery World is a non-profit interactive science and technology museum where visitors are encouraged to engage, poke and play with the various exhibits. This is a great place for kids and adults alike, and for those drawn to water as well as those that like land. This is a great adventure for those who understand the benefits of playing while learning.

Basilica of St. Josaphat – The Basilica of St. Josaphat is grandiose and opulent and it features one of the largest copper domes in the world. Basilica of St. Josaphat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it is also a designated Milwaukee Landmark. Visitors can roam its tower and take in the magnificent details of the altars, murals, pews and staircases.

Milwaukee Art Museum – The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the United States as it houses more than 30,000 art pieces under one roof, collected over a time period of 125 years. The museum has four floors of more than 40 galleries filled with art in the form of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, prints and more. Some artists featured here are Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Winslow Homer, but of course with this many art objects there are many more artists featured.

Harley-Davidson Museum – The Harley-Davidson Museum is a one of a kind museum that offers rare and exciting glimpses behind the curtain of the famous motorcycle brand. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Milwaukee and attracts visitors from around the globe. There are a number of exhibitions that are either temporary or permanent all showing parts of the Harley-Davidson history.

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