You are about to embark on an adventure around Wisconsin’s largest city. From the sparkling water of Lake Michigan to the rich heritage of our historic neighborhoods, Milwaukee invites you to discover a one-of-a-kind visitor destination filled with music, food and, most importantly, fun. In this 2020 weekend itinerary, your group will fall in love with the city’s historic, European-inspired architecture, get a taste of Milwaukee’s brewing heritage, learn about the local origins of an iconic symbol of sports fandom, and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Milwaukee is filled with surprises for groups of all sizes; come get to know this great place on a great lake.
Visit Foamation, Inc., the home of the Original Cheesehead™ merchandise including the world famous Cheesehead® Hat. Take your group on a tour of the factory to see how foamy creations of all shapes and sizes come to life and make your very own Cheesehead™ product on the Holy Cow tour. The Factory Outlet Store features over 40 “cheesy” foam products plus an expanded merchandise line and Milwaukee’s cheesiest photo opp.
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, located at the heart of the former Pabst Brewery, celebrates the history of Pabst with beer history tours that feature the history of the brewery, vintage beer commercials, and a visit to Captain Frederick Pabst’s original office. Grab a souvenir at the gift shop, featuring the largest selection of beer-related merchandise in the Midwest and sip Wisconsin-brewed beers in an authentic, German atmosphere in the tap room or courtyards.
Explore the Charles Allis Art Museum. Designed by prominent Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler for Charles Allis, the first president of Allis Chalmers, and his wife Sarah in 1911, this unique Tudor-style mansion and art collection was built with the sole purpose of bequeathing it to the public to delight, educate and inspire. The permanent collection features 19th Century French and American Paintings, Chinese and Japanese porcelains, Renaissance bronzes, Japanese netsuke, and original antique furnishings.
Escape to the Sanger House Gardens. The gardens have over 400 different plant varieties of plants, including, trees, shrubs, conifers, perennials, annuals, tropicals and grasses. Sanger House Gardens have been featured on the gardening show Great Lakes Gardener, Fine Gardening magazine, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and more. The gardens are normally open to the public for visiting on weekends, but the gardeners can also provide personal tours during the week pending availability.