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Miller Brewery Don't leave Milwaukee without visiting one of its many breweries. The Miller Brewery is a local giant, which produces 43 million barrels of beer annually. After being on its free 1hour tour, samples may be had at the biergarten. 4251 W. State St. (tel: 931-2337)

Milwaukee Public Museum The histories of humankind, earth and nature intertwine here at this museum. Attractions like a re-created European village, a Native American exhibit, and a replicated Costa Rican rainforest can be found amongst the huge collection of ancient dinosaur bones. 800 W. Wells St. (tel: 278-2700)

Harley-Davidson This world famous company has its local headquarters based here in Milwaukee and offers 1hour tours of its engine and transmission plant. All avid motorcycle fans can be forgiven for easily mistaken this as heaven. 11700 W. Capitol Dr. (tel: 342-4680)

Milwaukee Art Museum This museum should be visited just to see its incredible architecture. Having been recently expanded it now has moveable, sail-like wings which stick out of the building and control the light and temperature inside. Collections of Haitian, German and American folk art are on display. 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. (tel: 224-3200)

Milwaukee County Zoo A wonderful zoo with a wide variety of animals, including the newly opened Florence Mila Borchert Bit Cat Country, a newly opened sky glider & numerous other attractions. Definitely a must-see if you're visiting Milwaukee!
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Milwaukee Activities

Pettit National Ice Center Based next to the state fairgrounds is this massive structure which houses several ice hockey and figure-skating rinks within its 400m speed oval. The Ice Center is also home to the US Speed-skating team which recently competed in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Call for the schedules for open skating times. 500 S. 84th St. (tel: 266-0100)

The Great Circus Parade This festival is held in mid-July and is very popular with both children and adults alike. The parade consists of trained animals, daredevils, costumed performers, and 65 original wagons with a turn-of-the-century type theme.

Milwaukee Restaurants and Bars

The early German settlers influences can be seen everywhere in Milwaukee, which is probably best known for its food and beer. The locals claim that here you'll find the best schnitzel and wurst on this side of the Atlantic. .

For those with a sweet tooth the dairy state's special treat is an extra-creamy ice cream called frozen custard.

Milwaukee Restaurants

Leon's Those who are old enough to remember the movie Grease will have scenes from the movie returning to memory, because of this diner which appears to have come straight out of the movie. Some of the best frozen custard can be purchased here as well as other traditional American classics such as Hot dogs. 3131 S. 27th St. (tel: 38301784)

Casablanca At this Middle Eastern type storefront, vegetarians can dig into the all-you-can-eat buffet lunch with falafel and tabouli, while meat lovers can indulge themselves with the divine shish kebabs. 728 East Brady Street (tel: 414-271-6000)

King and I Another restaurant based on a very popular movie. Although this time the movie is set in China so you'd be right in expecting to found some truly delectable Thai food at this elegant Palace. Open daily. 823 N. 2nd St. (tel: 276-4181)

Mader's German Restaurant Milwaukee is known for its German cuisine, and Mader's is the local favorite. Prices are a little on the expensive side but the schnitzels and schaumtorte are well worth the cost. The d├ęcor consisting of a detailed wooden bar, and suits of armor along the halls, will transport you to Germany. 1037 N. Old World Third St. (tel: 217-3377)

Milwaukee Bars & Clubs

Safehouse The Safehouse has a brass plate labeled 'International Exports, Ltd.' on the wall outside, and while is sounds quite strange once inside it all makes sense. After a briefing with Moneypenny in the foyer you find yourself in a world of spy hideouts, James Bond music, mata hari outposts, and drinks with names like Rahab the Harlot. 799N. Front St. (tel: 271-2007)

Hi-Hat Named after a cymbal on a drum kit, the assorted live jazz and swings acts performing on stage should come as no surprise. Downstairs is a local drinking pub where many of Milwaukee's night owls can be found. 1701 Brady St. (tel: 225-9330)

Rochambo Across the street from Hi-Hat is the coffee/teahouse Rochambo. One of Brady Streets best night spots, due to its outdoor atmosphere, friendly staff, vintage music and its incredible selection of tea. 1317 Brady St. (tel:241-0095)

Milwaukee children's activities

Pettit National Ice Center Based next to the state fairgrounds is this massive structure which houses several ice hockey and figure-skating rinks within its 400m speed oval. The Ice Center is also home to the US Speed-skating team which recently competed in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Call for the schedules for open skating times. 500 S. 84th St. (tel: 266-0100)

The Great Circus Parade This festival is held in mid-July and is very popular with both children and adults alike. The parade consists of trained animals, daredevils, costumed performers, and 65 original wagons with a turn-of-the-century type theme.

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