Milwaukee Travel Tips

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Because Milwaukee's almost 100 miles from the great city of Chicago, you might wonder if Wisconsin's largest city is worth the extra journey north? But it is. Sitting on the banks of mighty Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is picturesque. You'll find that many of its 95 miles of bike lanes skirt the scenic waterfront. Plus, the city is into the finer things -- craft beer, for instance. And while we're on the topic, did you know that Milwaukee is a major beer-producing city? Miller (now MillerCoors) and Pabst Blue Ribbon both got their start here. So did those epic Harley-Davidson bikes, examples of which can be found at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The city also boasts loads of ethnic restaurants and independent shops will plant permanent smiles on culture hounds' faces. (And in our opinion, these local shops are better than the sleek storefronts along Chi-town's Magnificent Mile any day). 

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