B.S. asks from North Aurora, IL on June 29, 2009
Trip to Milwaukee Wisconsin
My husband has received tickets to the Milwaukee Brewers game next week and we have decided to make it a day trip. However, we have never been to Milwaukee. I was hoping to find some suggestions of things to do and a place to stay. Our 4 yr old daugther will be with us so we are looking for some family friendly activities. Thanks for any input.
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C.A. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2009
I haven't been there in quite a few years, but the Milwaukee Public Zoo was very nice. It's smaller than Brookfield, and it also had a dolphin show. My kids always loved the zoo - and still do at 21, 19 and 16. Have fun!!!
C.H. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2009
Have you looked into the Milwaukee Zoo? Oops, I guess more than one person already suggested it. How about in Kenosha WI - The Renaissance Faire.
C.W. answers from Rockford on June 30, 2009
Hi B., the zoo in Milwaukee is wonderful. A little expensive, but worth it. You should have a great time at the Brewers game. We had a wonderful time when we went.
J.F. answers from Rockford on June 30, 2009
Hi, My husband and I were just in Milwaukee this past weekend for our 10yr anniversary. We were kid-less this trip but did see some things we want to bring the kids back to do. There is a Children's Museum downtown called Betty Brinn that looked like fun. (We just went inside front door)If I remember correctly it was $6.00 per person? We also went across the street to Discovery World. It was right on the Lake Michigan, beautiful view. Although we did not pay to go inside what we saw from outside looked like alot of fun! We looked around the gift shop and they have alot of unique toys! As far as a hotel I did priceline ($50 bid)and we ended up at The Wyndam by the airport (10-15 min from downtown) It was nice had indoor and outdoor pool. Just an FYI Milwaukee Summerfest is going on through 7-5 I believe so depending on when you are going it could be very busy and hard to find a hotel right downtown. If it's after that date you will be fine. One last thing a few yrs ago we stayed at the Milwaukee Hilton Downtown and they have a nice indoor waterpark for that age group. I hope I didn't overwelm you with too much info! Hope this helps...Have fun!
R.W. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2009
Try leon drive in frozen custard It is so awesome!
M.L. answers from Chicago on June 29, 2009
The Milwaukee zoo is nice. Also, on the way up, just outside of Kenosha is Apple Holler, kiddie stuff plus they have a great breakfast buffet. The wait is usually pretty long if you don't get their early.
B.W. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2009
I have heard that the Museum of Modern Art is amazing. Just the building itself let alone the art is supposed to make the visit worthwhile!
K.G. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2009
I see many people say the zoo, but if that may take too much time of the day the Jelly Belly factory is in Kenosha on the way there! They do tours and you get free Jelly Bellies of course. Have a fun trip!
K.B. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2009
there are a lot of fun things right by milwaukee.
the milwaukee county zoo
the betty brinn childrens museum is a lot of fun
there is also the imax (depending on what is showing for your child's age) and the milwaukee public museum (depending on her interests).
there is also a really nice beach along the lakefront and walking trail.
if you are looking for a special hotel - paradise landing has a waterpark. it is right in the city on wisconsin ave.
K.S. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2009
Probably this isn't much help, but there is a lot of construction and delays on I 294/94 towards Milwaukee, so allow plenty of time!
S.A. answers from Champaign on June 30, 2009
besides the zoo and childrens museum you could also take a boat tour of the river. the hyatt downtown is nice and as someone already posted the hilton is being remodeled so be careful if you stay there. i was there last weekend and did not have a remodeled room and it was not very nice at all. as you will see when you go to the game, cooking out inthe parking lot before the game is very popular and very fun. if you are driving up you could just throw a small hiabchi grill in the trunk and grab some hot dogs at the grocery store before heading to the game. people start grilling several hours before the game. I love Milwaukee! hope you have fun!