Key Milwaukee

May 2016

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

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his Summer Preview issue of KEY Milwaukee is packed with info about attractions, tours, events and activities throughout the Milwaukee Metro area. Here is just a sampling for summer 2016: BUGS! Larger than Life, the special summer exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo, intrigues visitors May 28-Sept. 5. This special outdoor exhibit brings giant animatronic versions of bugs from all over the world to the zoo. At the Milwaukee Art Museum June 10-Sept. 5, American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood reveals the connection between Benton's experience working for the film industry and his career as an artist. Drag Racing: America's Fast Time is a special exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum, June 17- Sept. 5. It explores drag racing's roots on the back roads and airport runways of post-World War II America to the raceways of today, where Top Fuel machines hit speeds in excess of 320 mph in a quarter-mile. See and hear Summerfest the world's largest music festival, now in its 49th year. For 11 days, more than 800 bands play across the 11 stages featured on the permanent grounds of Henry Maier Festival Park. Enjoy alternative, rock, country, R&B, pop, reggae and more. It's happening at the lakefront June 29-July 3 and July 5-10. (Summerfest takes Monday, July 4, off.) Lakefront ethnic festivals at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) celebrate the heritage of Milwaukee residents who emigrated here from Poland, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Mexico. The ethnic celebrations end with Indian Summer Festival, celebrating the Native Americans who were here to greet settlers from throughout the world. Bradford Beach a stroll away from downtown, features great food options, family activities, live music series and volleyball leagues and tournaments. The beach is part of Milwaukee County's outstanding park system. Intriguing side trips feature great attractions in Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties. And Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot is on many "bucket lists." Once home to Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the site offers wonderful tours and special theatrical events that draw today's stars. Visit for updates, the digital edition at KeyMilwaukeeMobile. com or join our 11,200+ followers on Twitter (@MilwaukeeKeyMag), like us on Facebook (Key Milwaukee Magazine) or connect via YouTube, Instagram, Pinter- est, Flickr & the Key-zine e-newsletter. Milwaukee's Summer a festive time T Bradford Beach Milwaukee County Zoo 26

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