Milwaukee Living - Places - Sites - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Neighborhoods, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers; to locate a specific organization or type of organization not listed here, try yellow pages or keyword search tools
  • Album: MKE album and list of other online collections; a collection of digital images showing Milwaukee scenes as well as a list (at the bottom of the page) of other collections of Milwaukee photos online
  • Architecture Buildings: entry for Milwaukee; shows information about Milwaukee's major office and other buildings
  • Beaches: Milwaukee County Beaches; information about the beach, nearshore and weather conditions at public beaches within the Milwaukee County Park System
  • Botanical Gdns: Boerner Botanical Gardens; in Whitnall Park
  • Bradford Beach: sand swimming beach on Lake Michigan just north of North Avenue; Friends of Bradford Beach
  • Casino: Potawatomi Bingo Casino; a Native American-run gambling casino down in the Menomonee Valley
  • Domes: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory; a set of three glass-enclosed domes that house a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and floral gardens; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Ecology Ctr: Urban Ecology Center; a neighborhood ecology education community center in Riverside Park; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Forest Home: Forest Home Cemetery; historic, 80-hectare cemetery on Milwaukee's south side
  • Farm Fresh Atlas: Wisconsin's Farm Fresh Atlases; regional food guides include farms, farmers' markets, restaurants, stores and other businesses that sell local food and use sustainable production and business practices; most regions of Wisconsin
  • Greenway: Milwaukee River Greenway; a 21-kilometer long, shared-use area of 324 hectares along the banks of the Milwaukee River from Silver Spring Drive in the north to the North Avenue Dam Pedestrian Bridge in the south; bicycle, walking, hiking trails, wetland, forest, forested wetland, public park, landmarks; Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum near East Park Place; Kiwanis Landing near 2100 North Riverboat Road; River Revitalization Foundation
  • Farmers Mkt-Winter: Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market; local, sustainable agriculture; small family farms and innovative food businesses; access to wholesome food; Open Every Saturday from November 7, 2015 through Saturday April 9, 2016
  • Hank Aaron Tr: Recreational trail honoring baseball legend Hank Aaron; along the Menomonee River in Milwaukee; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Havenwoods St Forest: a 95-hectare green space in north central Milwaukee
  • IMAX: Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater; at the Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Lake Michigan: Great Lakes Information Network entry for Lake Michigan; Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake located entirely within the United States
  • Lakeshore St Pk: 7 hectare park on a constructed island in Lake Michigan; just offshore from the Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest); see photo album page available photo album page
  • Libraries County: Milwaukee County Federated Library System; a federation of Milwaukee county libraries
  • Library MPL: Milwaukee Public Library; the city of Milwaukee's public library; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Lynden Sculpture: Lynden Sculpture Garden; more than 50 sculptures set on 16 hectares of park, ponds, and trees; formerly known as Bradley Sculpture Garden
  • Nature Ctr Schlitz: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center; a locally-supported 75-hectare nature center north of Milwaukee between Fox Point and Bayside along the shore of Lake Michigan; includes many of the landforms and biota of southeastern Wisconsin: prairies, forests, bluff, ravines, ponds and lakeshore; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Nature Ctr Wehr: Wehr Nature Center; 80 hectares of prairie, woodlands, wetlands, an oak savanna, and Mallard Lake; in Whitnall Park, part of the Milwaukee County Park system
  • North Pt Lighthouse: North Point Lighthouse; located in Lake Park; opened in 1855; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Old Milwaukee: Street Guide to Old Milwaukee
  • Parking: Directory of downtown public parking areas; from the Westown Association
  • Parking-Spot Hero: Parking spots around town; rent by the day or longer
  • Parks: Milwaukee County Parks; a system of over 140 parks on 6,000 hectares; site includes list of special events in the parks
  • Parks, Dog: dog-friendly park information; off-leash dog exercise areas in Milwaukee County
  • Pettit Ctr: Pettit National Ice Center; U.S. Olympic Training Facility that supports the development of skating among people of all ages and abilities; public ice skating available year-round
  • Pier Wisconsin: docking site of Wisconsin's schooner, the S/V Denis Sullivan; programs include education, events, and a freshwater festival; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Planetarium MPM: Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum; astronomy shows projected on an IMAX dome
  • Planetarium UWM: Manfred Olson Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee; public astronomy shows
  • Public Market: Milwaukee Public Market; a proposed public market to sell fresh, locally-produced foods, organic items, produce, meat, poultry, seafood, cheese, and specialty foods; to be in the Historic Third Ward's Commission Row, a place where sales of food took place for over a century; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Riverwalk: walkway along Milwaukee River; see photo album page available photo album page
  • St John's Cathedral: Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist; historic Roman Catholic church located at Cathedral Square park in downtown Milwaukee; home church of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; see photo album page available photo album page
  • St Josaphat Basilica: Basilica of St. Josaphat; historic Roman Catholic Romanesque basilica on the south side of Milwaukee; patterned after St. Peter's in Rome; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Soldiers Home: Soldiers Home Foundation; historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home District and grounds located on the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Campus, Milwaukee; a home and hospital for disabled veterans established as The Northwestern Branch of the National Asylum for Disable Volunteer Soldiers; accepted first residents in 1867
  • Tripoli Shrine: Tripoli Center; replica of India's Taj Mahal; home to the Tripoli Shrine Temple and the headquarters of all Shriner activities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin; completed in 1928; on the National Register of Historic Places; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Urban Ecology Ctr: neighborhood ecology education community center; in Riverside Park; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Visit Milwaukee: convention & visitors bureau; official Milwaukee tourism information
  • War Memorial Ctr: Milwaukee County War Memorial Center; honors veterans at lakefront facility which includes a USO organization, the Wisconsin Veteran's memorial; see photo album page available photo album page
  • WI Travel: Official Wisconsin travel information; Wisconsin Department of Tourism provides official travel information for Wisconsin destinations
  • Wright: Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in the area; Wright designed houses based on factory-made components--the American System-Built Homes; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Zoo: Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens; a zoo over a century old and 80 hectares in size, home to more than 300 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates; open year-round with many special events; one of the largest tourist attractions in Wisconsin
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