AT#538 – Travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin - What to do, see, eat and drink in Milwaukee


Hear about travel to Milwaukee as the Amateur Traveler talks to Barbara Ali about her hometown on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Barbara says “Milwaukee has appeared on a lot of lists lately. It seems to be coming of age. For the last 10 years it’s moving from an industrial city to an eclectic art center with all kinds of interesting food and drink, and it’s budget still. It isn’t very expensive.”

“It has everything a big city has for far less money. There are operas, theatre, beers, dancing, fine dining, sports and loads of outdoor space for an active vacation.”

“If you come in Summer, and most people should, we have a fantastic music festival called Summerfest. It is the largest musical festival in the world. We have a lot of big names every day of the week on many different stages and of course lots of food. There are cultural festivals every weekend. Depending on your nationality we probably have a festival for you.”

We talk about different things to see in Milwaukee. You can take in a Milwaukee Brewers game. You can visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Grohmann Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum or, on a different note, the Harley-Davidson Museum. You can tour one of the breweries that made “the beer that made Milwaukee famous” or one of the newer craft breweries.

You can get outside into one of the many parks, go kayaking, or take a biking tour on a portable bar.

Barbara tells us her favorite parks, galleries, restaurants, breweries and cafes. Learn why people are talking about Milwaukee.

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Show Notes

Milwaukee Area Parks


Visit Milwaukee


Untapped Tours of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Museum

Grohmann Museum

Historic Milwaukee

Milwaukee Kayak

Miller Brewing Company

Lakefront Brewery (reviews)

Brenner Brewing Co. (reviews)

Blue Star Cafe (reviews)

Honey Pie Cafe (reviews)

Bradford Beach

Atwater Park

Harley Davidson Museum

Iron Horse Hotel (reviews | check prices on Agoda | | Expedia)

MKE Stages


WI Quilt Museum

Wisconsin’s Schooner Coast

Roadside America

Bronze Fonz

Milwaukee Mural Map

Polka Escalator

Northern Chocolate Company

The Brass Rooster

The Waxwing

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Healing Garden


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Ciao Chris, come stai?

Thank you very much for your podcast, I enjoy your style very much. A little too much sometimes, it feeds the travel bug too much. I was heartened to see that you learn languages too, that’s also one of my pastimes. I did Swahili for our trips to Kenya and Tanzania and spent 2 years learning Italian to go to Venice for 2 weeks.

My wife and I are travelling to Chad early next year to go on safari there.

I’m currently learning some Arabic for the trip, but I fear I wont have anywhere near enough learnt before leaving, so I might have to take a trip to the Middle East, probably Oman when I can say and understand more.

Asante sana,


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