Key Milwaukee

July 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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KEY TOURS SEE AND SAMPLE BEST PLACE at the historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave. 630-1609. Experience Milwaukee brewing history by touring the former Pabst headquarters. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. & Mon.; 11:30 a.m.-midnight Thurs.-Sat. Gift shop open 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Mon. Beer History Tours 2 & 4 p.m. Mon. & Thurs.; noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Signed tours for the deaf first Fri. of every month at 2 p.m. CEDAR CREEK WINERY, corner of Bridge and Washington Sts. in Cedarburg. 262-377-8020. Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. through Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. year-round. Gift shop. GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY, 616 W. Virginia St. 431-8683. Tasting Room hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.midnight Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Call or visit for tour times. Locally distilled spirits include gin, brandy, vodka, rum and absinthe. HARLEY-DAVIDSON PILGRIM RD. POWERTRAIN OPERATIONS FACTORY TOUR, W156 N9000 Pilgrim Rd., Menomonee Falls. The Pilgrim Rd. Steel Toe Tour package includes a ticket to the Harley-Davidson Museum. A shuttle takes visitors from the museum to Pilgrim Rd. to see an upclose-and-personal view of the assembly line, powder coat process, cold testing and steel and aluminum machining. The Steel Toe Tour goes behind-the-scenes through areas previously unseen by the public. Free Pilgrim Rd. factory tours also are available. For tour times and reservations, visit or call 877-883-1450. LAKEFRONT BREWERY, 1872 N. Commerce St. 372-8800. For tour times and details, MILLER BREWERY TOURS, 4251 W. State St. 931BEER/2337 or Experience brewing history since 1855. See production from brewing to bottling and distribution. Visit the Historic Caves where Fred Miller himself will invite you into Bavarian-Style Miller Inn for free samples (only for 21 and older). Open every daily through Labor Day. SEE THE CITY HISTORIC MILWAUKEE. Daily 10 a.m. "Downtown through the Eras" tours begin June 1. Tours start at Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., statue on ground floor atrium beside TJ MAXX. Special tours during summer. 277-7795. MILWAUKEE BOAT LINE, 101 W. Michigan St., downtown on the RiverWalk. 294-9450. Narrated sightseeing tours of the Milwaukee River, harbor and Lake Michigan daily, May-Sept. Happy Hour and other cruises also available. MILWAUKEE FOOD TOURS, 800-979-3370. Discover Milwaukee's most delicious neighborhoods. Guided walking tours, tastings, plus stories of rich immigrant past. Custom group tour planning - factory tours, progressive dinners, cooking demonstrations, unique Pizza Bus Tours and other specialty tours. RIVERWALK BOAT TOURS & RENTALS, Pere Marquette Park, 3rd Street between State Street and Kilbourn Avenue., 283-9999. Public river cruises and ten-person, self-driven pontoon available. Also weekend brewery tours, private and corporate charters. UNTAPPED TOURS City tours start at Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. 414-698-8058. Three-hour tours by excursion bus. Numerous photo opportunities at city's outstanding landmarks. Also includes stops at craft brewery for beer or soda tasting and creamery for samples of ice cream and cheese. MILWAUKEE BREWING COMPANY, 613 Second St. 226-2337; Small-scale craft brewery operated by Milwaukee Ale House. Regular tours. TAKE A SIDETRIP MILLER PARK TOURS, One Brewers Way, 902-4000 and 902-4888 (group tours). Tours of one of the America's most outstanding baseball stadiums. TEN CHIMNEYS, Genesee Depot (exit I-94 at Hwy. 83 south, 30 minutes west of Milwaukee. 262-968-4110. Estate tours of the home of Broadway greats Alfred Lunt & Lynne Fontanne, a National Historic Landmark. Tour season runs through Dec. 1. SPRECHER BREWING COMPANY, 701 W. Glendale Ave. 964-7837. Milwaukee's original microbrewery, nationally known for fine European style beers and gourmet sodas. Only a few miles north of downtown. Call for tour info. Gift shop open every day 11 a.m.-6 p.m., except major holidays. 28 S.C. JOHNSON TOURS, Golden Rondelle Theater, 1525 Howe St., Racine. 262-260-2154. Headquarters of one of the world's leading manufacturers of household products is a showcase for work of famed Wisconsin architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Call for details of free tours.

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