Key Milwaukee

September 2012

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

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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 Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward contains two unique theatres and is home to several theatre companies. BRONZE FONZ, just south of W. Wells St. on Milwaukee's RiverWalk (east bank), is a statue of Arthur (The Fonz) Fonzarelli, the charismatic role played by actor Henry Winkler in the long-running "Happy Days" television series set in Milwaukee. Great spot for a picture. CAPTAIN FREDERICK PABST MANSION, 2000 W. 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. 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.-Sun. DISCOVERY WORLD, 500 N. Harbor Dr. 765-9966. Discovery World 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. GROHMANN MUSEUM at Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1000 N. Broadway. 277-7501. Home of the world's most comprehensive 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 Southeastern Wisconsin and includes the Basilica of Holy Hill. IRISH CULTURAL AND HERITAGE CENTER OF WISCONSIN, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. 345-8800. Located in the landmark Grand Avenue Congregational Church building, the center hosts cultural programs, con- certs and dances and is a center for genealogical research. LAKESHORE STATE PARK, 273-1173. 17-acre park located on Lake Michigan and the shores of Summerfest and Discovery World. LIGHT STATION MUSEUM, 262-284-7240, 262-268-9734. 1860 light- house in Port Washington, 20 minutes north of Milwaukee. Tour light- keeper's quarters, maritime museum and climb tower. Open noon-4 p.m. Fri. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. mid-May through mid-October. www. LUXEMBOURG AMERICAN 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 each month. I-43N at Exit 107, left to County LL and right to center. LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN, 2145 W. 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 Oct. 2: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wed., noon-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Docent-led tour Sun. at 2:30 p.m., reser- vations required. Closed Thurs. MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 929 N. Water St. 273- 7121. Home of the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera Company, First Stage Children's Theater. MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. 224-3200. The museum's $100 million renovation and expansion project includes the internationally acclaimed Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, Burke Brise Soleil and the Cudahy Gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. and until 8 p.m. on Thurs. Closed Mon. MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 910 N. Old World 3rd St. Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM, 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. Open daily: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursday 24 MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. 771-3040. Just 10 minutes from downtown, the Milwaukee County Zoo is home to 2,500 rare and wild animals. The animals roam in natural exhibits on 194 acres. Through Sept. 3: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4 through Oct. 31: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance gates close 45 minutes prior to clos- ing time, animal buildings 15 minutes prior to closing time. Open 365 days a year.

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