Key Milwaukee

November 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 (Closed Tues.). Best Place Tavern: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun., Mon. & Wed. ; 11:30 a.m.midnight Thurs.-Sat. Gift Shop open 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed..Mon. Beer History Tours 2 & 4 p.m. Mon., Wed. & Thurs.; noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 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. 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, MILWAUKEE BREWING COMPANY, 613 Second St. 226-2337; Small-scale craft brewery operated by Milwaukee Ale House. Regular tours. 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. 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). MILLERCOORS HOLIDAY TOURS: Holiday Lites tours run Fridays and Saturdays the first three weeks of December, 4- 9 p.m., with last tour at 8 p.m. Video, special light show, and samples of MillerCoors seasonal brews. Visitor Center closed Dec. 24 & 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. SEE THE CITY HISTORIC MILWAUKEE. Saturdays at 1 p.m., "Skywaukee" tours are conducted via Milwaukee's skywalks through Dec. 14 then resume Jan. 4-May 10. Tours start at Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., at the statue on ground floor atrium beside TJ MAXX. 277-7795, MILWAUKEE FOOD & CITY 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. UNTAPPED TOURS Seasonal three-hour city tours resume in May, 2014. 414-698-8058. TAKE A SIDETRIP 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. Tours Tues.-Sat. through Dec. 1. 25

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