Miller Brewery Tour, Where It’s Always Miller Time!
Here in Miller Valley we define hospitality in a whole new way. From your personal tour guide to the ghost of Frederick Miller, you will experience over 155 years of brewing history with a modern-day twist. International visitors and local guests alike experience something new with every tour. Commemorative photos, gift shop keepsakes and an unforgettable exploration of large-scale brewing await you!
The Miller Visitor Center offers you an indoor/outdoor guided walking tour of Miller Valley, home to over 155 years of brewing history. Experience everything from Fredrick Miller’s arrival in Milwaukee to the high-speed production lines used today. Your free, one-hour tour seamlessly blends the rich history of Miller Brewing Co. with the modern technology of today’s brewing process. Tours begin with a video depicting Frederick Miller’s historic arrival in Milwaukee to the company’s transition to modern day brewing. Get up-close views of our packaging center, shipping and distribution warehouse, brewhouse and one-of-a-kind historic Miller Caves where you will have the opportunity to meet Fredrick Miller himself!
You will end every tour with our famous hospitality and what everyone is waiting for – ice cold beer samples! Relax and enjoy your brew in our Bavarian-style Miller Inn or outdoor Beer Garden (seasonally) with friends and family at this historic Milwaukee landmark. We hope to see you for a Miller Time visit soon!
History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. It’s the best of American design and culture – seasoned with freedom and rebellion, showcased in a landmark building. See why the Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations. Behind-the-scenes tours, stories of history and heritage, hands-on activities. It’s all here.
The Black Cat Alley is an open corridor filled with over 30,000 sq. ft. of large-scale murals. With artworks by both local and visiting artists, it’s a must-see destination for any admirer of street art. Look out for the 40-foot tall frog guarding the south end! Photo Credit: @2016 Jennifer Janviere.
Want a great, easy way to explore the city on foot? The Milwaukee RiverWalk winds through the heart of the city, tying together three distinct riverfront neighborhoods — the Historic Third Ward, Downtown, and Beerline B – and bringing you to the doorstep of some of the city’s best restaurants, brewpubs, shops, and nightlife.In the early 1990s a dedicated committee of downtown visionaries dreamed big. The newly formed Milwaukee RiverWalk District teamed up with the City of Milwaukee, and years of development and several national awards later, today’s RiverWalk winds more than 20 blocks from its’ northernmost to southernmost points and is unified by permanent and changing art exhibitions that create a unique, urban, outdoor gallery. A leisurely stroll provides plenty of opportunities to discover Milwaukee.The RiverWalk is also home to an outdoor art gallery called RiverSculpture! that includes both permanent pieces and temporary installations that change periodically. Ranging from small, whimsical sculptures such as Gertie, the world’s most celebrated duck, to sizable and striking abstract works, there are currently 20 sculptures on display representing national, regional, and local artists.
THE HISTORIC THIRD WARD RIVERWALK
Milwaukee’s answer to “SoHo,” The Historic Third Ward has become a hub for artistic activity and exhibition within Milwaukee and is currently home to more than 20 galleries and art studios, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), and the Broadway Theatre Center, which houses the renowned Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks. The Historic Third Ward’s quarterly Gallery Nights are a popular showcase of local, regional, and national talent.
This charming, turn-of-the-century commerce and warehousing district is now filled with boutique shopping, craft breweries, and award-winning restaurants with beautiful riverside patios. You’ll also find the Milwaukee Public Market, a year-round, indoor market (named one of the best in the nation by Frommer’s) where you can pick up Milwaukee souvenirs and any type of food from tacos to seafood to Wisconsin cheese. Along the lakefront in the Third Ward sits the Henry W. Maier Festival Park, home to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival, as well as many of Milwaukee’s ethnic festivals.
Past and present artfully connect along the Downtown RiverWalk. This section traverses Milwaukee’s main thoroughfare, Wisconsin Avenue, and passes by its largest theater district, which includes the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, music venues Pabst and Riverside Theatres, and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Florentine Opera, and First Stage Children’s Theater. Warm summer evenings bring locals and visitors alike to Pere Marquette Park to listen to free weekly concerts as part of the RiverRhythms series.
Milwaukee’s German heritage truly comes alive along Old World Third Street, a three-block historic landmark zone just north of downtown. The city’s past is brought to life in the detailed facades of the 19th-century European-style buildings lining this cobblestone street. Shopping at Wisconsin Cheese Mart, the legendary Usinger’s Sausage, and The Spice House is a feast for all senses. And a visit would not be complete without a stop at the Old German Beer Hall, The Brat House, and Mader’s, where famous German dishes have satisfied hungry patrons for more than 100 years.
The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.
30,000 works of art. 400,000+ visitors a year. 125 years of collecting art. From its roots in Milwaukee’s first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state.
Central to the Museum’s mission is its role as a premier educational resource, with educational programs that are among the largest in the nation, involving classes, tours, and a full calendar of events for all ages.
Whitnall Park – Featuring the Wehr Nature Center, the Boerner Botanical Gardens, The Oak Leaf Trail, a golf course & walking trails.
The Boerner Botanical Gardens, an internationally renowned horticultural showplace in the Milwaukee County Parks, offers gardeners, plant lovers and students the opportunity to take in the colors and scents of a variety of collections.
Whitnall Park Beer Garden –
Enjoy music from local musicians Fridays and Saturday from 5-8pm
24 Craft Beer Tap Handles – MENU
Our changing selection from local and regional breweries include beer from Sprecher Brewing Company, Lakefront Brewery, New Glarus, MKE Brewing Co., 3 Sheeps, Stevens Point, Good City, City lights, Third Space and Leinenkugel’s! Hard sodas, cider, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
Milwaukee is a city on the water! Built along the lakefront of Lake Michigan with the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers weaving throughout the city, you won’t want to miss the unique opportunity to see a city from a whole new vantage point: water-level! Cruise the rivers, harbors, and Lake Michigan aboard the double-decker Vista King or Voyageur ships on narrated sightseeing tours, fun cocktail cruises, and even live concerts on the waves. Learn More >>
Enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Milwaukee River and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. With dining, cocktail, and themed cruises making up 20 public cruises per week, you’re sure to find a cruise that makes you ready to climb aboard and cast off! Learn More >>
Set sail on the Lake aboard a 38-foot yacht, the Quinn Marie. Take a day sail, a sunset cruise, or charter a private excursion for a one-of-a-kind experience on the water. You can sign on as a guest or a sailor, making it the perfect compromise for those who want to relax and those who would rather get in on the action. Learn More >>
Beaches – Explore Lake Michigan’s Beaches and Parks
When you imagine a beach vacation, you probably don’t picture Milwaukee. But the “Third Coast” has a sandy summertime scene that might surprise you! Milwaukee is home to 1,400 acres of beaches and parkland adjacent to the water, including Bradford Beach, located downtown, which was named one of Travel Channel’s top 11 city beaches. Learn More >>
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There’s always a party going on in Milwaukee – and you’re invited! We don’t need an excuse to have a good time, so we keep the fun going from festivals to concerts, beer dinners to 5Ks, and so much more.
Known as a “big city of little neighborhoods,” Milwaukee’s unique neighborhoods are what make up the city’s one-of-a-kind culture. Check out these guides to find where to go and what to do in Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.
Milwaukee is an attractive, affordable “Sports-Friendly City,” and ideal host of events ranging from baseball, volleyball, and hockey, to fencing, table tennis and gymnastics. Scenic Lake Michigan is also the perfect backdrop for marathons, triathlons, and beach volleyball tournaments.
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