Visit Milwaukee.

Deplane at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and get ready to experience Cream City. Whether you hop on a bus or rent a car, you’ll be just five miles south of all the action in the city’s center. But in this big city of little neighborhoods, you’ll want to branch out! From Riverwest to Bay View, you’ll find plenty to explore in this Lake Michigan-shore city.

Milwaukee takes its name from the Algonquian Tribe’s word millioke, which can mean both good and beautiful—an apt name for this beloved Midwestern burg. Since Europeans arrived in the area in the late 1700s, the area boomed thanks to a steady influx of immigrants. The heritage and history of these early Milwaukee citizens echo into modern-day Cream City in several historic neighborhoods—which is why Milwaukee is considered a distinctive destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

If exploring notable neighborhoods isn’t the way you prefer to take in a city’s history, head to the Milwaukee County Historical Society instead. There, you can explore what life in the city was like from the late-19th through mid-20th centuries. Milwaukee is also home to America’s Black Holocaust Museum, whose mission is to educate visitors on slavery in America in order to foster reconciliation and healing among modern-day people.

Interested in what’s happening in Milwaukee right now? There’s a reason the city’s called the City of Festivals. If you’re visiting during the summer, there are several music festivals to check out. There are also festivals for every culture that this eclectic city calls home, allowing visitors to explore even more of the world while they’re on vacation. These festivals are also a great opportunity to sample a wide array of cuisines. But you’d be remiss if you didn’t indulge in one of Wisconsin’s most famous exports while you’re in town: cheese!

Milwaukee and the Great Lakes are calling—answer now by booking your next flight to Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to Milwaukee often, making it easy to plan your next Great Lakes getaway. Of course, having a memorable trip to the City of Festivals is about more than finding a deal on airfare. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight to Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Cream City.

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Things to do in Milwaukee.

Picture-perfect parks and trails
  • Cathedral Park
  • Monarch Trail
  • Pere Marquette Park
Public art and monuments
  • Cleopatra’s Wedge
  • Starke Memorial
  • Wisconsin Workers Memorial
Can’t-miss museums
  • Discovery World Science and Technology Museum
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Public Museum

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