150+ Fun Things to Do in Milwaukee WI

Looking for fun things to do in Milwaukee? You've come to the right place. Being the largest city in Wisconsin and located near Lake Michigan, the city known for its beer and sausage provides plenty of attractions, restaurants, and bars to keep you busy. Whether you live here or are just visiting for the weekend, check out our top 150 recommendations!

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Browse unique home decor pieces at La Belle Legacy
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Admire the architecture of the Basilica of St. Josaphat
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Take a walk around the Historic Third Ward
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Stroll along Milwaukee RiverWalk and explore the city
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a selfie with the Bronze Fonz
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Have a relaxing day in Lake Park
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Find the Eight Stone Lions
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Browse the shelves of the Central Library
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Enter the historic caves at the Miller Brewery Tour
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Fly a kite at Veteran’s Park
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a spiritual tour of St. Joan of Arc Chapel
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Ride a bike and follow the Lakefront Trail
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Crawl the bars around Old World Third Street
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Admire annunciation church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Go jogging at Lakeshore State Park
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Check out the City Hall in downtown Milwaukee
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Learn more about aviation history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Bring your own skates and glide around at Red Arrow Park’s Slice of Ice
outdoor – free – Website >>
Have a picnic at Humboldt Park
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Browse the local shops on Brady Street
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Unleash your inner geek at the American Science and Surplus
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Go book hunting at Downtown Books
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
See all four sides of the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Play beach volleyball on Bradford Beach
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Visit Tripoli Shrine and have a glimpse of Taj Mahal
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Watch the S/V Denis Sullivan sail into sunset
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Attend a concert at St. John’s Cathedral on Wednesdays
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Follow the Oak Leaf Trail on your bike and discover the city
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Have an inspiring visit to the War Memorial Center
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Ride along the Milwaukee River Bike Trail and get great views of the city
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
View the old headstones at Forest Home Cemetery
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
See beautiful views while riding your bike on the Hank Aaron State Trail
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Spot the colorful sculptures at Cass Street Park
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Infiltrate the Safe House, a spy-themed bar
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Take a hike at Grant Park
outdoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Stay at the tavern till closing time and earn an “I Closed Wolski’s” bumper sticker
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Find all your shopping needs at Bayshore Town Center
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Check out an event going on in Schlitz Park
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Build a sandcastle at South Shore Beach
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Do some pan fishing at Brown Deer Pond
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Find the best places to sled like North Avenue Hill
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Be one with nature at Doctors Park
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Take a snap of Gertie the Duck
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Discover Leif the Discoverer
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Find Old Abe’s statue
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Sit on a bench and relax at Red Arrow Park
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Brace yourself for the cold and do the Polar Bear Plunge in Lake Michigan
outdoor – free – Website >>
Take a train ride from downtown out to tour the Jelly Belly warehouse
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>
Find the statue of Solomon Juneau
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Fun things to do in Milwaukee WI

With all of the things to do in Milwaukee, you’ll definitely be staying busy. However if you’re an in towner and feel like we missed something that needs to be on this list, please let us know! Don’t forget to check out all of the places to see in Madison while you’re nearby!