Milwaukee Art Museum

#6 in Best Things To Do in Milwaukee
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700 N. Art Museum Drive

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  • 4.5Atmosphere

This art museum, located in downtown Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, gets more praise for its buildings (there are three) than the art it contains. And thats because the Milwaukee Art Museum looks futuristic with its gleaming white suspension bridge, 90-foot vaulted glass ceiling and cantilevered wings. Just make sure to visit on a calm, sunny day. According to past visitors, the Quadracci Pavillion's wings (the Burke Brise Soleil) won't open if it is raining or windy.

Inside, the art is also worth perusing. Within the 341,000-square-foot complex, visitors can browse 30,000 works of art, including one of the largest Georgia O'Keeffe — a Wisconsin native — collections in the world.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but it offers extended hours on Thursdays. Admission is $17 for adults; $15 for students (with an ID), military personnel and seniors; and free for kids 12 and younger. In addition to the collection, visitors can also find restrooms, a museum store, a cafe, a coffee shop and a wine bar inside.

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#1 Miller Park

Miller Park, which sits about 3 miles west of the Harley-Davidson Museum and 5 miles southwest of downtown, is home to Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers. Although the Brewers may not have the greatest game record, they are certainly beloved by their fans. And whether you're a long-time fan or a first-time spectator, you'll enjoy taking in a game beneath the stadium's retractable roof, which is the only fan-shaped convertible roof in North America. (Thanks to this unique roof, you'll never have to worry about inclement weather, which is a huge perk to many visitors.)

Inside the stadium, visitors will find ATMs, restrooms, phone charging stations, merchandise stalls and food vendors scattered throughout the complex. There are also several all-inclusive areas for larger parties and celebrations during Brewers games, including the luxurious Gehl Club and right field's Dew Deck — which boasts its own 25-foot rock wall.

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