Art & Museums

Art is everywhere in Milwaukee, so there’s plenty to explore. Plan a day wandering the collections of traditional art museums, visit local galleries, or enjoy a variety of public pieces and exhibitions.

Milwaukee Art Museum

  • 700 N Art Museum Drive (2.1 miles away)
  • 414-224-3200
  • **Temporarily closed** The Milwaukee Art Museum contains nearly 25,000 works of art, making it one of the largest museums in the world.

Milwaukee Public Museum

  • 800 W Wells Street (0.6 miles away)
  • 414-278-2728
  • **Temporarily closed** MPM inspires curiosity, excites minds, & increases desire to preserve our world's natural and cultural diversity.

Harley-Davidson Museum

  • 400 W Canal Street (1.4 miles away)
  • 877-436-8738
  • **Temporarily closed** It’s the best of American design and culture – seasoned with freedom and rebellion, showcased in a landmark building.

Discovery World

  • 500 N Harbor Drive (2.0 miles away)
  • 414-765-9966
  • **Temporarily closed** Discovery World Science and Technology Museum is one of Milwaukee's best things to do for children and families.

Charles Allis Art Museum

  • 1801 N Prospect Avenue (2.2 miles away)
  • 414-278-8295
  • **Temporarily closed** A lavish Tudor-style home that now displays a permanent art collection that spans more than 2,000 years.

Marcus Performing Arts

  • 929 N Water Street (0.9 miles away)
  • 414-273-7121
  • The Marcus Center is the region’s world-class gathering place for all, showcasing the transformative power of performing arts.

Nō Studios

  • 1037 W McKinley (0.1 miles away)
  • 414-226-6516
  • John Ridley's collaborative work space and social community in downtown Milwaukee that offers an environment for artists and art lovers to come together.

Milwaukee’s Black Cat Alley

  • E Ivanhoe Place (2.9 miles away)
  • 262-930-7707
  • An arts destination in a one-block alleyway, known for its street art mural installations. Located behind the historic Oriental Theatre.

Sculpture Milwaukee

  • E Wisconsin Avenue (1.5 miles away)
  • 414-220-4700
  • An annual outdoor exhibition of world-class sculpture, free and open to all 24/7, because art inspires individuals and makes our city even better.

Grohmann Museum

  • 1000 N Broadway (1.1 miles away)
  • 414-277-2300
  • The world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to all forms of human work from Medieval times to the present (on MSOE campus).

Fun & Games

Relax and explore Milwaukee's playful side during sports, game nights, concerts, and other night off-worthy activities.

Miller Park

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

Milwaukee County Zoo

Summerfest

Adventure Rock Climbing

Edelweiss Cruises

Veterans Park

Splash Studio

Up Down Milwaukee

Milwaukee River Cruise Line

Riverwalk Boat Tours

Shops & Stores

Stock up on the essentials or indulge in retail therapy at premier shopping destinations.

Bayshore Town Center

Mayfair Mall

Third Ward District

Brady Street District

The Shops at Grand Avenue

Mayfair Collection

Bicycling

Wisconsin has regularly been ranked one of the top states for cyclists, and Milwaukee shows visitors why. Explore the area by bike on miles of paved trails, take a casual ride around town with the local bikeshare program, or participate in one of the city’s many colorful bike events.

Bublr Bikes

  • 275 W Wisconsin Avenue
  • 414-931-1121
  • The Bublr Bikes bikeshare system connects downtown Milwaukee neighborhoods and neighboring Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Shorewood with nearly 100 stations currently active and more added all the time.

Milwaukee By Bike - Bike Tours and Rentals

  • 800 S Water Street
  • 414-426-0031
  • Milwaukee by Bike offers bike rentals and tours in the Cream City, including skyline and brewery tours and full-week bike rentals.
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