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Top 10 Things to Do in Milwaukee

Milwaukee offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in Wisconsin and lucky for you, Glenbrook Apartments offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Milwaukee Public Market! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like a night out, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Milwaukee, WI Being so close to the action at Eagles Point, you’ll always have something fun to do while you’re in the area.


Top 5 Things To Do In Milwaukee 


1. Milwaukee County Zoo 

In Washington Park on the city’s west side, the Milwaukee County Zoo spans more than 200 acres and is home to more than 3,300 animals across nearly 400 species. With habitats ranging from the ice shelves of Antarctica, to African jungles and everything in between, the Zoo has been transporting visitors across the globe since its founding in 1892. In addition to their extensive permanent collection, the Zoo also welcomes an array of rotating, traveling exhibits throughout the year.


Popular attractions include the Humboldt Penguin Pool, Apes of Africa, Otter Passage, Big Cat Country, Adventure Africa, Macaque Island, the Family Farm, a sprawling aviary, and many more! The Safari Train miniature railway transports riders around the grounds, while a playground, treehouse village, and zip line park are available for children. The Zoo plays host to a number of community events, private gatherings, and educational programs, and concessions and gift shops are available across the property.

10001 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53266


2. Milwaukee Art Museum 

Overlooking Milwaukee Bay, on the eastern edge of the city, the Milwaukee Art Museum features more than 25,000 pieces spanning from antiquity to modern. The 341,000 square-foot architectural marvel is one of the nation’s largest museums, including notable works by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Degas, Rodin, Monet, Frank Lloyd Wright, and more. The MAM also plays hosts to traveling exhibits, as well as a variety of programs, workshops, festivals and events.

For those who may not be art buffs, there is no shortage of interesting museums to visit in Milwaukee, including the Milwaukee Public Museum of natural history, the Pabst Mansion, Discovery World, the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, the Grohmann Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, the Haggerty Museum of Art, the Charles Allis Art Museum, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, and much more!

700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202


3. Harley Davidson Museum 

Located on the banks of the Menomonee River near Downtown Milwaukee, The Harley Davidson Museum is a veritable Hog heaven for motorcycle enthusiasts! Dedicating to preserving and celebrating the Milwaukee company’s rich 100+ year heritage, the Museum features more than 450 vintage Harley motorcycles, as well as countless artifacts and exhibits. The Museum also hosts motorcycle rallies, concerts, and other community events throughout the year.


The Experience Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to climb into the saddle of a variety of Hogs to take a photo or simulate hitting one of the country’s most famous roads. Take in exhibits on the company’s origins and evolution through the years and peruse galleries of vividly-painted tanks and souped-up engines, plus hundreds of bikes from Fat Boys to Sportsters, Road Kings, Electra Glides and everything in between. Grab a bite from the Motor Bar Restaurant and pick up a souvenir from the Museum Store!

400 Canal St
Milwaukee, WI 53203


4. Milwaukee Public Market 

Near the Milwaukee River in the Historic 3rd Ward neighborhood, the Milwaukee Public Market is an indoor bazaar featuring local purveyors of food stuffs, arts & crafts, and miscellaneous sundries. First and foremost, the Market is a foodie’s dream-come-true, offering everything from locally-grown fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, cured meats, and fresh seafood, to unique ethnic foods, spices, and candy, as well as an extensive selection of prepared foods.


The Market hosts a variety of community events, private gatherings, food festivals and regular cooking classes presented by some of Milwaukee’s most highly-regarded chefs. Of course, Milwaukee is also famous for their beer, and brewery tours and tasting rooms abound throughout the city, including Lakefront Brewery, the Miller Brewing, Milwaukee Brewing Co., City Lights Brewing Co., MobCraft Beer, Eagle Park Brewing Co., Third Space Brewing, and too many more to name!

400 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202


5. Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club 

Milwaukee’s beloved Brew Crew plays home games at 41,900-seat, retractable-roof American Family Field west of Downtown. Competing in Major League Baseball’s National League Central division, the Brewers filled the void when the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta following the 1965 season. Over the years, the Brewers have fielded Hall of Famers such as Hammerin’ Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, and famous broadcaster Bob Uecker.


The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks also call the city home, with home games at the recently-built 17,300-seat Fiserv Forum. The Bucks have one league championship and two conference titles in their 50+ year history, with legends such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and reigning league-MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo donning the green and cream over the years. Fiserv is also home to the popular Marquette Golden Eagle basketball team, competing in the NCAA’s hallowed Big East conference.


1 Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214


Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In North Milwaukee



Best Place for a celebratory dinner

Near the intersection of North Green Bay Road and West Brown Deer Road, Pastiche Brown Deer is an elegant French bistro serving incredible, upscale French cuisine like escargot bourguignonne, vichyssoise, salade niçoise, braised lamb shank, lapin a la moutarde (rabbit legs) and magret de canard aux cerises (pan-roasted duck), and much more. Pastiche also has an impressive wine list and indulgent desserts like crème brulee and baked Alaska.

4313 W River Ln
Brown Deer, WI 53223

Kurt Schulz Delicatessen & Pastry Shoppe  

Best Deli 

Just across the street from Patische, Kurt Schulz Delicatessen and Pastry Shoppe features incredible made-from-scratch soaps, garden-fresh salads, hand-sliced sandwiches on house-baked bread. Kurt Schulz also offers an assortment of coffees, teas, and lattes, paired with delicious fresh-baked pastries.

8752 North Deerwood Dr
Brown Deer, WI 53209


Spanky's Hideaway

Best Burger

On West County Line Road, Spanky’s Hideaway is an inviting local haunt with live music, pool and horseshoe leagues, and perfectly-executed pub fare like wings, nachos, chili, ribs, and burgers. Spanky’s Happy Hour and Fish Fry Fridays are also popular, and the requisite bar has plenty of ice cold draft beer, a variety of cocktails, and wine…if you’re in to that sort of thing! 

5208 County Line Rd
Mequon, WI 53092



Best Thai Food 

From their unassuming location on West Brown Deer Road in Brown Deer, AppeTHAI serves up authentic Thai cuisine and a variety of drinks from the full bar. AppeTHAI’s vast menu includes classics like pad Thai, tom yum soup, basil chicken, a variety of curries, as well a Thai drinks and desserts like mango lassi, Thai coffees and teas with boba, nom yen, coconut rice, and crème caramel.

3900 W Brown Deer Rd
Suite 110 
Brown Deer, WI 53209
( 414)362-4264


Su Casa Grande 

Best Mexican Food 

Just a few minutes west in Menomonee Falls, Su Casa Grande is a popular choice for Mexican staples like burritos, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, tamales, and more. Wash down your meal with a Jarritos fruit soda, Aqua de Horchata, ice-cold Mexican beer or a fresh margarita, and don’t forget to save room for fried ice cream, flan, or tres leches cake for dessert!

N84W15842 Appleton Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051