Visit Milwaukee


The Milwaukee Art Museum is not the only reason to visit Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s biggest city is known for its diverse immigrant heritage, its music, its festivals, and its breweries.

The first residents of Milwaukee were members of the Menominee, Potowatami, Mascoutin, and Fox tribes. The city’s name allegedly comes from an Algonquin word, millioki, which meant  “gathering place by the waters.” By now, millions of people have gathered by these waters. The Milwaukee area has 1.5 million residents, and millions more visitors come every year to enjoy Milwaukee’s many activities, parks, and events.

Hotel packages


The Ambassador Hotel
The beautifully restored Ambassador Hotel preserves the original Art Deco style which has made it a Milwaukee landmark since the 1920s. Marble floors, elegant bronze elevator doors, and Art Deco detailing are the backdrop for the sumptuous bedding, modern amenities, and top-rated onsite restaurant and lounge where you can enjoy memorable cuisine in a relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere. The Ambassador offers complimentary shuttle service, complimentary wireless Internet access, fitness center, concierge services and so much more. Guests can enjoy Art Lovers packages including tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum along with exclusive Café Calatrava and Museum Shop discounts. Call toll free 888-322-DECO (3326) or visit www.ambassadormilwaukee.com.

The Comfort Inn & Suites® Downtown Lakeshore
Located in the Yankee Hill Historic District along the lakefront provides breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, Veterans Park and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Hotel guests enjoy complimentary hot breakfasts, internet access, fitness center access and more. Art Lover special packages offer two complimentary museum admissions along with exclusive Café Calatrava and Museum Store discounts. Call (414) 276-8800 for details or visit www.comfortinnmilwaukee.com.

Hampton Inn and Suites Milwaukee
The landmark choice for downtown Milwaukee hotels, the Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel Downtown Milwaukee provides lodging accommodations in the heart of downtown Milwaukee’s business, entertainment, and cultural district. This downtown Milwaukee hotel is an upscale property with a beautiful exterior, trendy lobby and spacious guest rooms with generous amenities. All guests can earn honors points. Special Art Museum packages includes two Milwaukee Art Museum admission tickets and Museum Store and Café Calatrava discounts. Call directly at 414-271-4656 or toll-free, 888-271-4656 or visit www.hamptonmilwaukee.com.

Hotel Metro
Experience the uncommon elegance of Hotel Metro’s all suite, European-style hotel, located in Downtown Milwaukee in the heart of the arts and entertainment district. Recommended by the New York Times this eco-friendly hotel is known for its historic building and unique Art Deco design. Call for a special Artwaukee Package which includes two tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum, valet parking, and a $50 food & beverage gift certificate to METRO. Call (414) 272-1937 or toll-free (877) 638-7620 to reserve. www.hotelmetro.com

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is a contemporary urban hotel located in the bustling arts and entertainment district of downtown Milwaukee. This Travel Green Wisconsin hotel, highly praised for reducing its environmental footprint through eco-friendly practices such as Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. – Hyatt’s industry-leading effort to provide food and beverages that are good for our people, our planet and our communities. The hotel also boasts spacious rooms, fabulous views of Milwaukee, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere throughout. Call 414-276-1234 for reservations. www.milwaukee.hyatt.com

Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel that delivers an authentic Milwaukee experience. The Iron Horse Hotel meets the distinct needs of corporate and leisure guests with a wide array of special services, and unparalleled amenities. Special Museum package includes breakfast and tickets to 2 world-renowned museums: the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Harley Davidson Museum. Call 1-888-543-IRON for details or visit: Iron Horse Hotel.

Pfister Hotel
This grand and historic Victorian-era hotel features a marvelous art collection of its own, with more than 80 pieces of 19th-century art. Call 414-273-8222 for details or visit www.thepfisterhotel.com.

Milwaukee events


There is always something new happening in Milwaukee. These websites are good resources to learn what is going on.

Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmilwaukee.org

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
www.jsonline.com

On Milwaukee
www.onmilwaukee.com

Shepherd Express
www.expressmilwaukee.com

Milwaukee attractions


The Museum works cooperatively with other Milwaukee museums and arts organizations. Consider extending your stay to visit some of these great attractions.

Lynden Sculpture Gardens
www.lyndensculpturegarden.org

Milwaukee Public Museum
www.mpm.org

Harley-Davidson Museum
www.harley-davidson.com

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
www.milwaukeesymphony.org

Pabst Theater
www.pabsttheater.org

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
www.marcuscenter.org

Performing arts:


Milwaukee Ballet
www.milwaukeeballet.org

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
www.milwaukeerep.com

Skylight Opera Theatre
www.skylightopera.com

Museums:


Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
www.bbcmkids.org

Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums
www.cavtmuseums.org

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
www.discoveryworld.org

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
www.wpca-milwaukee.org

Institute of Visual Arts (Inova)
www.arts.uwm.edu/inova

Questions?


For more information, please contact the visitor services department at 414-224-3200 or