A vibrant urban destination on the shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee’s combination of cherished tradition and modern attitude makes it a can’t-miss destination every group will love.

Everyone knows that Milwaukee is the original Brew City, but this great place on a Great Lake has so much more to offer. Milwaukee’s most iconic attractions are perennial group favorites, ranging from a museum designed by famed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to a stadium where giant racing sausages are always a crowd pleaser.

These popular attractions make a perfect quick Milwaukee itinerary as a group, or each can serve as a launching point for tours focused on arts and culture, architecture, gardening, culinary or sports.

Milwaukee Art Museum

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Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wis.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is the world’s only moving art museum with massive steel “wings” that open and close daily — its wingspan is greater than that of a Boeing 747! Inside, the permanent collection includes 15th–20th century paintings, sculptures and decorative arts by European and American masters, as well as nationally distinguished collections of American and Haitian Folk Art and one of the largest collections of work by Wisconsin native Georgia O’Keeffe.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, Milwaukee, Wis.

Known to locals as “The Domes,” these three massive conoidal glass domes are the only ones of their kind in the world. Each Dome is home to a unique ecosystem; take your group on a trek to enjoy the plants of the world any time of the year with a visit to the rainforest-like Tropical Dome, the arid Desert Dome and the ever-changing floral art in the Show Dome.

Milwaukee Public Market

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Milwaukee Public Market, Milwaukee, Wis.

Located in the city’s historic Commerce Row, the Milwaukee Public Market is now your one-stop shop for freshly prepared foods, souvenirs, artisan treats and more. Nearly 20 local vendors are located under one roof in what Fodor’s named one of America’s best public markets. In addition to being a popular shopping and dining destination, the market offers interactive and educational group culinary experiences perfect for foodies.

Miller Park

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Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wis.

Baseball fans love cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, where the unique fan-shaped retractable roof means it’s always a perfect day for baseball. Come enjoy local traditions like the Famous Racing Sausages and a rousing rendition of “Roll Out the Barrel,” and take a behind-the-scenes tour to see what makes one of MLB’s most popular stadiums tick from the baseball diamond to the organ booth.

Jill Hauck