Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a major cultural and economic hub, aside from being one of the cities in the United States that have the biggest population. This city has seen several recreational additions over the past ten years, including Miller Park and the Milwaukee Riverwalk.
Milwaukee Attractions – Arts and Culture Museums
The Milwaukee Art Museum houses more than 25,000 art pieces inside its impressive architectural structure. One of the most distinctive contemporary Milwaukee attractions, this museum has a series of works by Gabriele Munter and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as Haitian, folk, and German expressionist collections. The 125-year-old Milwaukee Public Museum features natural and human history from the Arctic, Europe, Middle and South America, and Africa. Intricate architectural and interior designs can be found in Pabst Mansion from the Renaissance period as well as the Milwaukee County Historical Society, which exhibits relics and replicas of items from the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century. Milwaukee attractions focusing on the performing arts include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Florentine Opera.
Milwaukee Lakefront – Lake Michigan
Dubbed the “city of festivals,” Milwaukee holds various events by southwestern Lake Michigan where the city is located. A previous Guinness world record-holder for being the biggest music festival worldwide, the annual Milwaukee lakefront event Summerfest has eleven stages graced by over 700 bands. The eleven-day event usually runs during the fourth of July Independence Day weekend. There are other ethnically themed festivals on the same site of the Summerfest, such as the Polish Fest, the Gay PrideFest and the Great Circus Parade. The Milwaukee lakefront is also the location of the Marcus Amphitheater, which has a seating capacity of 23,000.
Milwaukee Domes – Conservatory
The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is distinguished by three glass domes that are shaped like a beehive – the first conoidal domes in the world. Two of these Milwaukee domes are where a myriad of plant species are preserved. In the Tropical Dome, fruit-bearing varieties of papaya, ackee, guava, and cacao as well as hardwoods such as African mahoganies and lignum vitae are displayed. The Arid Dome, meanwhile, exhibits plants from the Sonoran Desert and other regions of the Americas and Africa. The Show Dome is a place for cultural exhibits and performances as well as a vast Garden Railroad display.