Milwaukee is the birthplace of famous American brands and cultural icons from beers to motorcycles to TV-famous greasers. Popular for its breweries, cheese, festivals, and sports, Milwaukee is still a mecca of manufacturing and a hotspot for startups and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re visiting Milwaukee for business or fun, there are plenty of ways to experience the city and enrich your itinerary.
Milwaukee is also a city of superlatives. You can find the world’s largest dinosaur skull at the Milwaukee Public Museum, and the world’s largest antique microphone collection inside an electronics store on East National Street. If you love music festivals, you’ll love Summerfest, the world’s largest annual music festival hosting more than 1,000 performances over 11 days in Henry W. Maier Festival Park.
If you’re interested in exploring Milwaukee’s rich history and vibrant culture, there are at least a few stops to consider on your next trip. Sign up for a tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum, where workers are still crafting the iconic motorcycles’ engines and transmissions. Go back in time on a tour of the MillerCoors brewery and see where the brand’s legacy began. Peruse local artifacts and treasures at the Chudnow Museum. This non-profit museum may be smaller than other ones in town, but the history within it is just as significant.
Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum around 10 a.m. and watch the exterior transform. Known as Burke Brise Soleil, the large white wings above the museum will slowly unfold to reach the wingspan of a Boeing 747. It’s the perfect opportunity for a time-lapse photograph.