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Milwaukee Is Known for...

Five of Milwaukee's most unique features and characteristics.


Today, the city is home to only one major brewery, a little company called Miller. Still, there are a few craft breweries in the area that offer higher gravity beers and more personalized tours, and there are certainly more than a few bars where you can wet your whistle. The Milwaukee Ale House and the Water Street Brewery are two of the prominent places where you can go to sample craft beers from around the country, though there's no shortage of dive bars, pubs, and lounges that offer ample selections in their own right.


Where as many cities that boast a riverfront developed it after, or in conjunction with, their downtown areas, Milwaukee's famous Riverwalk was actually responsible for the development of much of its downtown. This continuous, 3-mile pedestrian walkway stretches through the entirety of Milwaukee's vibrant downtown into its Historic Third Ward district. Along the way, make sure you pay a visit to the Bronze Fonz (a statue commemorating Fonzie of Happy Days fame) and keep an eye out for the 18 bronze medallions created by elementary kids from Milwaukee depicting their visions of the river.


Pack the parka if you're headed to Milwaukee in the winter. Or fall. Or early spring....  

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About Milwaukee


Once known primarily as a beer-making town, Milwaukee today has only one major brewer, Miller. Never fear, though — the city of beer still has numerous taverns, bars, pubs and microbreweries. The Water Street Entertainment Center is alive and hopping with taverns, restaurants and, of course, brewpubs. Another highlight is the artsy Third Ward, a restored warehouse district that's now a National Historic Landmark featuring terrific dining, a lively nightlife scene, art galleries and antique shops. Other popular attractions include the outstanding Milwaukee County Zoo, the Midwest Express Center, and the Milwaukee Public Museum, one of the nation's finest. NBA fans can catch a Bucks game and baseball fans can cheer on the Brewers at Miller Park. Visitors can hop aboard several fun cruises on either Lake Michigan or the Milwaukee River. The city also has several great festivals, notably Summerfest and the Great Circus Parade. And no visit would be complete without sampling the two foods Milwaukee is best known for — frozen custard, a premium ice cream treat that you'll find all over town, and the fish fry, available throughout the week at most restaurants, and everywhere Fridays.