Key Milwaukee

September 2012

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. Gift shop open 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs.-Sun. Tours 5 p.m. Thurs.; noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Tavern open Thurs.-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. Locally distilled spirits include gin, brandy, vodka, rum and absinthe. HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY TOUR, W156 N9000 Pilgrim Rd., Menomonee Falls (Powertrain operations), offers public tours 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon. In addition, Steel Toe Tours begin at the Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Wed., Thurs. and Fri. Steel Toe Tours include museum tickets, transportation to the Pilgrim Road plant, a 1.5 hour tour of the Powertrain operations, a souvenir photo and souvenir Steel Toe pin. For information call the fac- tory tour line, 877-883-1450 or the museum at 877-436-8738. 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. 964-2739. 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 PARK TOURS, One Brewers Way, 902-4000 and 902-4888 (group tours). Tours of one of the America's most outstanding baseball stadiums. MILLER BREWERY TOURS, 4251 W. State St. 931-BEER 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 those 21 and older). Closed Sunday. SEE THE CITY HISTORIC MILWAUKEE, daily "Downtown Thru the Eras" at 10 a.m. through Oct. 21, tours start at Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., statue on ground floor atrium beside TJ MAXX, Special tours also available. 277-7795. KBC TOUR COMPANY, 800-704-9049. Custom tours by expe- rienced tour director. MILWAUKEE BOAT LINE, 101 W. Michigan St., downtown on the RiverWalk between W. Michigan and W. Clybourn Sts. 294-9450. Narrated sightseeing tours of the Milwaukee River, harbor and Lake Michigan daily through Sept. Happy Hour and other cruises also available. Vessels include 215-passenger Vista King, city's largest cruise vessel, and the Voyageur, 150- passenger expedition-style yacht. Visit MILWAUKEE RIVER CRUISES, 205 W. Highland Ave. 276- 7447 Variety of public cruises, including narrated sightseeing tour and Beer 'N Brat Cruise, on Milwaukee River into Lake Michigan aboard the Edelweiss, an enclosed European-style vessel. Visit RIVERWALK BOAT TOURS & RENTALS, Pere Marquette Park, 3rd Street between State Street and Kilbourn Avenue., 283-9999. Public river cruises and ten-person, self-driven pon- toon available. Also weekend brewery tours, private and corpo- rate charters. Visit 26

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