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10831 W. Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: (414) 979-0250
Fax: (414) 577-0077
The Havenwoods State Forest welcomes visitors to explore its scenic and beautiful wilderness. Wetlands, grasslands, arboretum and much more awaits you at this expansive forest.
Located just outside Milwaukee in the city of Glendale, Sprecher is a small brewery which was founded in 1985 by Randal Sprecher. The brewery was actually located in Milwaukee's Walker's Point area until 1994 when a need to expand brought the brewery to the city of Glendale. Sprecher brews nine beers in total, most notably the Black Baviarian which is a surprisingly light beer. The company is also known for their sodas, the most popular being the root beer. Sprecher offers tours (which include generous tastings) on most days, but reservations are required, so call ahead.
While the lush environs on the Western shores of Lake Michigan don't seem like the first place you'd think of where fossils are concerned, an old quarry just along the coast was discovered to be a rich site for ancient North American life. Schoonmaker Reef, found in a quarry operated by the Schoonmaker family, was first discovered in 1844. After extensive testing, it was determined that the reef was approximately 425 million years old, and contains Silurian fossils such as trilobites.
Friends and family of all ages enjoy this 225 acre wildlife sanctuary.
Estabrook Park is just one of the many manicured parks maintained by the Milwaukee County Parks System. The park provides tons of activities, from hiking and cycling to soccer or even canoe trips down the river, it has something for everyone. For those that love the game of Frisbee golf, this is the place to come. Additionally, the nearby Estabrook Beer Garden is the perfect spot to have a few liters of beer to quench your thirst after a long day of playing outdoors. The beers are imported directly from the München Hofbrauhaus in Germany and served in real liter Steins.
This zoo is a prominent attraction in Wisconsin, and has almost every birds and animal imaginable, you would think. In fact, over 300 species dwell in this tranquil, lush green setting. The zoo is always actively involved in the preservation of wildlife with a special emphasis on endangered species. The dedicated staff of the zoo deserves appreciation for the high quality maintenance of the grounds. There is a range of entertaining activities and fun rides for the kids as well as for adults.
The state-of-the-art Harley-Davidson Museum is heaven for motorcycle enthusiasts. The museum spans two floors and it traces the company's history from the creation of the first bike to the empire it has become. The rooms include historical facts, details on the evolution of motorcycle engines and the history of female riders. There are also many restored bikes on display as well as customized bikes. There is even a section featuring Harley Davidson's presence in film and TV. The museum is highly enjoyable, even for those who are not necessarily interested in motorcycles. There is also a gift shop and cafe.
Located in Miller Valley, the MillerCoors Brewery spans several blocks, has over 800 employees and is housed in a massive structure. Tours of the facilities are offered throughout the day, and reservations are not necessary, but make sure it arrive early in order to get the the time of your choice. The tour is concluded by a beer tasting in the Bavarian-style Miller Inn. The gift shop and visitor's center stay open past the last tour departure, so even if you miss out on a tour, you can still pick up a souvenir.
At Miller Brewing Company, visitors enjoy tours of packaging and shipping centers, a brew house and a museum.
Located in the Avenues West area of the city, the Tripoli Shrine Temple is one of Milwaukee's most interesting landmarks. This beautiful structure is actually an architectural replica of the Taj Mahal. In 1928 it earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it is home to the Milwaukee Shriners. The Shriners, or Shrine Masons, are an international fraternity belonging to the "Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine." The Tripoli Shrine Temple is a popular venue for wedding receptions, banquets and other private events.
Miller Park is what a traditional baseball diamond should be. This park was designed with baseball as the primary sport in mind and it is superbly built with its retractable roof to protect from inclement weather. The roof opens and shuts in a quick ten minutes and it seats about 45,000 people at various levels in the arena. It has a split-bowl concept where the seats hang over others slightly—this gives fans a clearer view of the game. They also have excellent amenities such as a brewpub, open-air patios, a Hall of Fame and a children's area.
This tiny French chapel was originally built in the 15th Century and moved stone-by-stone to the United States in 1927. It was reconstructed on Long Island after many protests from the French government, then it was eventually given to Marquette University and reconstructed once again, this time in Milwaukee. The chapel was officially dedicated to St. Joan of Arc on May 26, 1966 and today visitors make sure to stop by and appreciate this tiny gem.