Visitors always want to know, “What is the one thing that makes Milwaukee unique?” But there is no “one thing” that makes the city a “Great Place on a Great Lake.” The city is home to many totally random and totally wonderful experiences.
You’ve probably heard about some of those unique experiences. Our flying Milwaukee Art Museum on Lake Michigan with a movable wing-like sunscreen outside and diverse artwork inside. Our world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at a homegrown American icon and pose astride a genuine Harley. Our dining scene from James Beard-recognized chefs to cheese curds and bratwurst. And our reputation as the City that Beer Built that still makes a mean Bloody Mary.
And there is much more to explore. Take a look at a few of those Only in Milwaukee experiences then call VISIT Milwaukee to book your group tour today!
Lindsey McKee, Group Tour Manager
Milwaukee is located at the confluence of three rivers and Lake Michigan. So, a trip to the city is not complete until you get out on the water. Hop aboard Milwaukee Boat Line for a cruise along the Milwaukee River and out onto Lake Michigan. A local narrator will point out the history and architecture you pass along the way with onboard wining and dining options available.
Bobble over to the world’s only National Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum. Featuring the largest bobblehead collection, this museum will have your group nodding in approval at this tour stop. Head inside for a look at bobbleheads featuring notable figures in sports, politics, movies, TV, and pop-culture. Enjoy engaging exhibits then fun shopping in the museum store.
The Grohmann Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. Appropriately located on the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s campus, the museum offers three floors of artwork as well as traveling exhibitions. Head to the rooftop garden for 9-foot bronze statues among lush greenery for an urban oasis.
Cheeseheads are a common sight at Green Bay Packers games, but those cheesy hats are made right here in Milwaukee. Tour the Original Cheesehead Factory by Foamation Inc. to see how these hats and many more foamy creations get made. Then head to the production area to make your own cheesy souvenir from cowboy hats to coasters. Take some time to shop more than 40 foam cheese products as well as apparel and other merchandise.