Key Milwaukee

September 2013

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

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Harvest seasons are traditionally times of celebration in Midwestern towns, with concerts, dances, sports and, of course, rich food and drink. Milwaukee County welcomes harvest time with great celebrations, and we are happy to invite you to join us. Milwaukee is a wonderful city to explore by foot. Whether you are a jogger, a hiker, or a stroller, our town has tremendous parks and neighborhoods. Farmer's markets and orchards are open this month. Special events include the opening of the Outdoor Urban Market, Harvest Fair and Forks & Corks 2013. Milwaukee has unique neighborhoods and commercial districts to discover. Consider a walk through Bay View, the Third Ward, Martin Luther King Drive, or Brady Street to get a better understanding of what makes Milwaukee special. Indian Summer Festival is one of the country's premier events for celebrating Native American culture. And, we are reminded this month why Milwaukee is known as the German Athens of America through Oktoberfest celebrations. Local favorites like the Art Museum, Public Museum, and County Zoo offer excellent exhibits and our worldclass County parks are beautiful backdrops for any outdoor activity. As you decide what to experience in Milwaukee County, remember that Key Milwaukee Magazine is an excellent resource for planning your time. No matter what you choose to do in Milwaukee County, I hope you enjoy your time with us. Sincerely, Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Executive You will find Milwaukee's lakefront an ideal place to begin. Lake Michigan's shoreline is naturally beautiful, and thoughtful leaders accentuated the beauty by making sure vast expanses remain open public spaces. Museums, memorials, and the festival grounds are great walking destinations along the lakefront. There are a number of trails in the city. Along one of them, the Hank Aaron trail in the Menomonee Valley, you can walk to the city's newest park, Three Bridges. When you're on foot in Milwaukee you will find lots of people out there with you, enjoying every step. Sincerely, Tom Barrett, Mayor A PREHISTORIC EXHIBIT IN THE TROPICAL DOME Milwaukee's Living Landmark ee Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Dromaeosaurus! Four model dinosaurs, 9–16 feet in length, are nestled among plants of the Tropical Dome. Visit "The Domes" today! 524 S. Layton Blvd. Milwaukee, WI (414) 257-5611

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