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2024 Annual Meeting - Things to do in Milwaukee

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There is a wide variety of local attractions in Milwaukee that truly offers something exciting for everyone. 

MILWAUKEE BUCKET LIST

Brewery Tour - Whether it’s at brewing giant MillerCoors or one of the city’s newest craft breweries, don’t leave Brew City without seeing how the product that “made us famous” gets made.

Milwaukee Art Museum - Designed by Santiago Calatrava, this striking modern building features a “wing-like” sunscreen with the span of a Boeing 747

Frozen Custard - Milwaukee is home to more frozen custard stands per capita than anywhere else in the world, earning the title of the (unofficial) world capital of frozen custard. Creamier and richer than ice cream, this is the summer dessert of choice for locals.

Cheese Curds - Deep fried or fresh and squeaky, this a must-have appetizer while you’re in town.

Bronze Fronz - This life-size statue of Henry Winkler’s Happy Day's character is located on the Milwaukee RiverWalk just off of Wells Street.

Harley-Davidson Museum - Harley-Davidson is part of the fabric of Milwaukee, and at the museum, you can follow its history from the very first Harley to the most creative custom bikes.

Milwaukee Public Market - Located in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, you’ll find 20 vendors in the market selling artisan foods, chocolates, seafood, and more.

TRAILS

Oak Leaf Trail
The trail is a 100+ mile biker’s, runner’s, and walker’s paradise encircling Milwaukee County. The scenery along this spectacular trail network is outstanding and ever-changing, including wooded sections of the Milwaukee River. A lengthy section of the east side trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor along the east side of the river.

Hank Aaron State Trail
The Hank Aaron State Trail stretches from the lakefront to Miller Park and beyond. Enjoy a mix of urban settings and natural scenes on this trail, which runs west on-street from Lakeshore State Park through the Historic Third Ward. It continues along Canal Street in the Menomonee River Valley, and then goes off-street along the river and on dedicated trails for more than 6 miles.

Beerline Trail
The Beerline trail runs north to south along the western side of the Milwaukee River. The trail is named “Beerline” because of its proximity to where many of the old Milwaukee breweries were located. The trail begins at Pleasant Street, just north of downtown and goes north through Gordon Park. It continues through the Riverwest neighborhood following the path of an old railroad line. At just under 4 miles, the trail extends just of Capitol Drive to the border between the city of Milwaukee and Glendale.

Seven Bridges Trail
Seven Bridges Trail is one of the most scenic in the area and is beloved by locals. Enter Grant Park at South Lake Drive and Park Avenue. Travel about an eighth of a mile, and on your left, you’ll see parking spaces with a path leading to the Covered Bridge, the trail's main entrance. The trail is about 2 miles in length.

Wehr Nature Center Trails
Explore prairie, woodlands, wetlands, an oak savanna, and Mallard Lake – these natural communities are contained within Wehr Nature Center's 200 acres at Whitnall Park. Over 5 miles of trails loop through and link these communities and give you the opportunity to see the homes and habitats of Wisconsin wildlife. Trail loops range from 0.5–1.7 miles.

Havenwoods State Forest Trails
Havenwoords State Forest, near Glendale and Bayshore Town Center, has more than 6 miles of trails, including one specifically for walking your pup, and another 2.7 mile-route that’s perfect for cross-country running.