Come VISIT Milwaukee!
Bold, beautiful and spectacularly progressive - the perfect summation of what Milwaukee is today. Yet the city remains as genuine as ever. It's still the place where you can best experience the very spirit and values America is built on. Our traditions of family values, ethnic heritage, diverse culture, and warm hospitality make Milwaukee a must-see travel destination.
At the Milwaukee Art Museum marvel at the Quadracci Pavilion, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States, featuring a spectacular 90-foot high glass-walled reception hall enclosed by the Burke Brise Soleil; a sunscreen that can be raised or lowered creating a unique moving sculpture.
Milwaukee is the 19th largest city in the United States, with a population of 600,000 in the city and 1.5 million in the metropolitan area. Bordering the western shore of Lake Michigan, just 90 miles north of Chicago, metropolitan Milwaukee offers urban, suburban, ethnic neighborhoods, waterfront, industrial and rural settings within minutes of each other. Milwaukee is conveniently located near the intersection of interstates 94 and 43 and is also a regular stop for Amtrak and Greyhound.
Milwaukee’s prime location offers benefits for business and daily living. Visitors can enjoy favorite Milwaukee traditions, like ethnic festivals and brewery tours, distinctive neighborhoods, eclectic shops, two performing arts districts, professional sports, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, the RiverWalk, 15,000 acres of parkland and a multitude of unique museums and attractions. You'll find an exciting variety of shopping choices in Milwaukee. The Greater Milwaukee area abounds with everything from quaint specialty shops, artisans' villages and one-of-a-kind galleries to malls and outlet stores. Milwaukee boasts opera companies, a world-class symphony, a nationally acclaimed ballet company, and an array of professional dance and theater companies.
What distinguishes Milwaukee from other cities is the genuine hospitality of its people. This can be attributed to the rich history of the people, many of whom have been in Milwaukee for generations. The city's personal touch and heartfelt welcome makes Milwaukee an extraordinary place to visit.
Welcome to Milwaukee, a city made up of many different cultures and ethnicities, all culminating in a rich fabric that drapes the city in a wide diversity of traditions, customs, religions and ideas.