Milwaukee business clients at Hotel Metro are close to major corporations such as Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, and Robert W. Baird, and well as the Delta Airline Center. If you’re looking to unwind, you’ll find local Milwaukee breweries, such as Miller, Pabst, and Lakefront; acclaimed museums such as the Milwaukee Art Museum Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Look below for our favorite places to visit, and feel free to contact the hotel directly at 414-272-1937 for more suggestions.
Milwaukee’s own Lakefront Brewery Inc. started in 1987. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours and most importantly, great craft beer. Tours are available to the public. For more information, visit lakefrontbrewery.com.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
In 1855, German immigrant Fredrick Miller purchased the Plank Road Brewery. Surrounded by woods, the small brewing operation was no bigger than a Victorian house. Today, a replica of the Plank Road Brewery is just one of the historic highlights in Milwaukee’s Miller Valley—the home of the nation’s second largest brewer, Miller Coors Brewing Company. In the brew house, Miller makes its beer, up to 8.5 million barrels annually in Milwaukee alone. Free tours to the public are available. For more information, visit millercoors.com.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Sprecher Brewing Co. was founded in 1985 by Randal Sprecher, formerly a brewing supervisor at Pabst Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sprecher has helped revive both the distinctive quality of regional beer and old world brewing methods as well. Sprecher focuses for on its specialty “Craft Beers with an eye on the highest quality and tradition of European style brewing. Tours are available to the public. For more information, visit sprecherbrewery.com.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Devoted to all things Harley Davidson, the Harley Davidson Museum occupies 20-acres of land near downtown Milwaukee at the corner of Sixth and Canal Streets. The sprawling museum is a spectacular tribute to motorcycle riding. Or take a Harley Davidson plant tour near Milwaukee in Wauwatosa. For more information about the Harley Davidson Museum and plant tours, visit www.harley-davidson.com.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Milwaukee Art Museum offers a dazzling waterfront location for art. The Milwaukee Art Museum traces its beginnings to the Layton Art Gallery, which was established in 1888, and the Milwaukee Art Institute, founded in the early 1900s. These two early Milwaukee County museums joined forces in 1957 and moved to the current waterfront setting to form the Milwaukee Art Center, which is now the Milwaukee Art Museum. For more information on the Milwaukee Art Museum, visit www.mam.org.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers fun and interactive exhibits plus valuable educational resources to kids. The Museum experience encourages hands-on learning and the development of fundamental skills, self-esteem, and the ability to work with others. For more information, visit www.bbcmkids.org.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
At the Milwaukee Public Museum, you can step back in time to the turn-of-the-century Streets of Old Milwaukee and ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Or take a giant leap back more than 65 million years. The Milwaukee’s Public Museum is home to the world’s largest-known dinosaur skull and a life-sized T-Rex replica. One of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s most popular sites is the Puelicher Butterfly Wing, where you can stroll amid free-flying butterflies from around the world. For more information, visit, www.mpm.edu.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
From the popular classic arias you adore in Tosca and Rigoletto to the riveting new melodies of Elmer Gantry, the Florentine Opera’s 2009-2010 season is filled with stories of scandal, love and corruption, sure to transport you into another world. For more information, visit www.florentineopera.org.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1959 and performs at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Annually more than 200,000 people attend the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra during its regular season from early September through the end of June. For more details about the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, visit www.mso.org.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Pabst Theater is an indoor concert venue and landmark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Colloquially known as “the Pabst”, the theater hosts about 100 events per year. It is the fourth-oldest continuously operating theater in the United States, and has presented such notables as pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, actor Laurence Olivier, and ballerina Anna Pavlova, as well as the majority of current big-name musical acts. For more information, visit www.pabsttheater.org.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Alverno College is a four-year, liberal arts, independent, Catholic college for women, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, the college offers weekday and alternative weekend undergraduate programs for women, and graduate programs for women and men.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Stritch University is comprehensive and coeducational. Stritch serves students of all faiths and ages in four colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Management, College of Education and Leadership, and the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing. For more information, visit www.stritch.edu.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Concordia University Wisconsin is a 4-year, NCA-accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering undergraduate majors of study, graduate programs and accelerated undergraduate programs – adult education majors. For more information, visit www.cuw.edu.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, four-year institution offering 17 undergraduate degrees in engineering and engineering-related fields including business and nursing. The school is noted for giving students opportunities for interacting in the real world in a small college environment. For more information, visit www.msoe.edu.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The University of Marquette is a Jesuit university with both undergraduate and graduate programs. Marquette University along with its faculty, staff, students, trustees are dedicated to the belief that education must encompass the whole person: spiritual and moral as well as intellectual. For more details on the University of Marquette, visit www.mu.edu.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s second-largest university with more than 28,000 university students and offers Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degrees. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, more than 152 different academic degree programs are provided for students. For more details about the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, visit www.uwm.edu.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Our favorite place to shop in downtown Milwaukee is the Historic Third Ward. Packed full of restaurants, boutiques, and the award winning Milwaukee Public Market, there's something for everyone. Visit www.historicthirdward.org for information.
Located just 30 miles west of Hotel Metro, Ten Chimneys is a 60 acre estate open to the public as a world class house museum. A beacon and resource for American theatre, Ten Chimneys has a rich history and many stunning collections.
Visit www.tenchimneys.org for information and tours.