Key Milwaukee

January 2012

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

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KEY ATTRACTIONS BEST PLACE at the historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave. 630-1609. Experience Milwaukee brewing history. Gift shop open noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Tours 1 & 3 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Tavern open noon-midnight Thurs.-Sun. BETTY BRINN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 929 E.Wisconsin Ave. 2nd Floor. 390-KIDS. Milwaukee's only area museum designed for children ages 1-10. Interactive exhibits provide hands-on learning for kids to "Play their way Smart!" 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. through Sat,. noon- 5 p.m. Sun. BOERNER BOTANICAL GARDENS/WHITNALL PARK, 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners. 525-5600. Fifty-two acres of formal gardens sur- round the expansive Education and Visitor Center. Call for hours. BROADWAY THEATRE CENTER, 158 N. Broadway. 291-7800. This theatre complex in the Historic ThirdWard contains two unique the- atres: the 358-seat Cabot Theatre, a replication of an 18th-century European opera house, and the 99-seat Studio Theatre. BRONZE FONZ, just south ofW.Wells St. on Milwaukee's RiverWalk (east bank), is a statue of Arthur (The Fonz) Fonzarelli, the charismatic role played by actor HenryWinkler in the long-running "Happy Days" television series set in Milwaukee. Great spot for a picture. HOLIDAY SEASON PASS Visitors may choose the $13 Holiday Season Pass to the Pabst Mansion, Charles Allis Art Museum, and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. The pass may be used through Jan. 15. CAPTAIN FREDERICK PABST MANSION, 2000W.Wisconsin Ave. 931-0808. This Flemish Renaissance home of Captain Frederick Pabst, built in 1893, features unique Victorian craftsmanship and design. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. through Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Closed Mondays mid-January through February CHARLES ALLIS ART MUSEUM, 1801 N. Prospect Ave. 278-8295. Elegant 1911 Tudor-style mansion museum with period rooms, original furnishings and worldwide art collection. Open 1-5 p.m.,Wed. through Sun. VILLA TERRACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM, 2220 N. Terrace Ave. Renaissance-style villa with formal gardens overlooks Lake Michigan. 15th-18th century decorative arts, wrought iron, changing museum exhibits. Open 1-5 p.m.,Wed. through Sun. DISCOVERYWORLD at PIERWISCONSIN, 500 N. Harbor Dr. 765-9966. DiscoveryWorld Museum offers unique interactive science attractions sponsored by some of Milwaukee's leading corporations, freshwater and saltwater aquariums and a virtual-reality chamber with 30 simulated environments. Open to public from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Home of Great Lakes schooner Denis Sullivan. FRONTIER AIRLINES CENTER, 400W.Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee's modern convention center is operated by theWisconsin Center District, which also operates the THEMILWAUKEE THEATRE, 500W. Kilbourn Ave. and U.S. CELLULAR ARENA, 400W. Kilbourn Ave. GROHMANN MUSEUM at Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1000 N. Broadway. 277-7501. Home of the world's most comprehensive 38 Potawatomi Bingo Casino art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. HOLY HILL near Hartford, northwest of Milwaukee, is the highest point in SoutheasternWisconsin and includes the Basilica of Holy Hill. HARLEY-DAVIDSONMUSEUM,W. Canal St. at S. Sixth St. Celebrates the culture and traditions of Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Motor Company. 287-2789. Picturesque 20-acre site south of downtown Milwaukee. 130,000-square-foot museum is open 365 days a year. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. IRISH CULTURALAND HERITAGE CENTER OFWISCONSIN, 2133 W.Wisconsin Ave. 345-8800. Located in the landmark Grand Avenue Congregational Church building, the center hosts cultural programs, con- certs, art exhibits, dances and Irish music classes, and is a center for genealogical research. LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN, 2145W. Brown Deer Rd. 446-8794. The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures. through March 11: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues.,Wed. and Fri. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Thurs. and Sat. Docent-led tour Sun. at 2:30 p.m., reservations required. Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1. LAKESHORE STATE PARK, 273-1173. 17-acre park located on Lake Michigan and the shores of Summerfest and Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Surrounded by water and reached by bridge. LUXEMBOURGAMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER, 262-476-5086. Located in Belgium,Wis., 40 minutes north of Milwaukee. Genealogical records, gift shop. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Wed., Thurs. & Fri. and 1-4 p.m. first and third Sat. of month. I-43N at Exit 107, left to County LL and right to center. MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMINGARTS, 929 N.Water St. 273- 7121. Home of the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, the Florentine Opera Company, First Stage Children's Theater and host to touring Broadway shows.

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