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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Its collection contains nearly 25,000 works of art. It is one of the largest museums in the United States!”
  • 135 locals recommend
Museum
“Over 100 years of motorcycle history is a must see when you are in Milwaukee”
  • 59 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of my favorite brewery tours! Also a great spot for a classic Wisconsin fish fry and other tasty food by the river side. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Brewers in town?! Check out one of baseball’s finest stadiums. Pack the car to enjoy a tailgate, or ask your host for local shuttle suggestions. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Historic Lambeau field. The only stadium that is owned by the people. It is less than a two hour ride.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Going to Lake Michigan, or the "Third Coast" is like visiting a freshwater ocean. You can enjoy the water without fear of dangerous ocean predators the waves are fun and the views are spectacular! Depending on which beach or town you pick, It takes 45 minutes to an hour to get to public beaches at Michigan City or Chesterton, IN, or New Buffalo or St. Joe Michigan. These towns have many fun shops and restaurants as well as beaches. Warren Dunes State Park, in Sawyer, Michigan is 45 minutes away and is just purely beach and sand dunes with Tower Hill being a fun local attraction and a challenge to climb!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“The state Capitol is a must-see for any visitor to the area. The marble and stone that makes up its grand halls and stairways represent the many facets of Wisconsin’s natural heritage.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Student Center
“The Memorial Union is a Madison icon. Sit out by the lake, have a drink, enjoy the views. The Union pulls people by the hundreds on a nice summer weekend. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Campground
“Easy to moderate hiking trails, swimming, and other recreation in and on the water.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Excellent food right on the square. A great stop any day of the week. Especially on a Farmer Market Saturday. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Zoo
“It's a great small zoo, kid-friendly, and free. Takes about 3 hours to go through at a leisurely pace.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Indoor food market extravaganza Free parking nights and weekends, otherwise city parking meters Find food, wine, desserts, gifts, etc.! And then head upstairs for a sprawling cafe style eating area ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Market
“All I can say is go and try as much as you can. The fish market is great, as is Anodyne coffee, but you really cant lose with any of the options.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“An excellent way to spend a day. It is small enough to be able to see it all in a day. There is an excellent butterfly exhibit that is permanent and happens to be supervised by my nephew.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Fun place for the whole family and Kids love it!!! Roller Coaster and more!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is a very cool part of the downtown area. Lots of bars and restaurants, the Milwaukee Public Market is great, West Elm and many other fun and one-of-a-kind shops for clothing, decor, etc. Tory Folliard Gallery, to name but one of many galleries, home furnishings, easy to walk around, and particularly nice - again in the warm months - to visit the River Walk along the Milwaukee River.”
  • 46 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“One of my favorite brewery tours! Also a great spot for a classic Wisconsin fish fry and other tasty food by the river side. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Student Center
“The Memorial Union is a Madison icon. Sit out by the lake, have a drink, enjoy the views. The Union pulls people by the hundreds on a nice summer weekend. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Excellent food right on the square. A great stop any day of the week. Especially on a Farmer Market Saturday. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Not only does this place spot some good drinks and east it also hosts some amazing views. From the beautiful historic brick building- to the Marina and lake michigan. Its absolutely breathtaking! I suggest sitting on the patio and take a breather. You wont be let down. Favorite Options: Iced/ Hot Latte (try oat milk sub!) Iced Mystic tea with lavender Southwestern Burrito (Vegetarian) Warmed Coffee Cake Edamame Hummus Wrap”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a very highly recommended spot, specializing in small plates and desserts, unusual drinks. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You won't find better quality food in the Driftless area. This place is very popular with the foodie crowd, so we recommend making reservations on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“At the Duluth Grill, you will find an exceptional dining experience with the Hanson family committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere and great value.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cafe
“Unique American food with a twist. Very up-and-coming hipster feel with some great spins on American classics. Delicious pie made daily (the blueberry is my favorite).”
  • 36 locals recommend

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