Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area

Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area Travel Guide

Experience iron mining in an underground train tour of 2,600 feet of drifts and tunnels—400 feet below the surface.

Play a round at the world’s fastest permanent road course, in operation since 1955.

In winter, hit the slopes at The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort, which also has snowboarding, snowshoeing, and night skiing.

The soaring Santiago Calatrava design is unforgettable.

As a United States Olympic Team training site, Milwaukee's Pettit National Ice Center has hosted speed-skating stars like Bonnie Blair and Apolo Anton Ohno. But the arena also operates one of the largest skating schools in the nation.

Book an excursion on one of five full-time boats.

Explore this re-creation of working farmsteads and settlements.

Snag a swing chair and beer at Brown Baer.

Warm up or cool off at the indoor/outdoor Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark.

Housed in an 1840’s barn, check out this shop for 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and estate jewelry.

Why It’s Cool: Stretching three miles along the Milwaukee River, this wooden-plank-and-concrete bike-and-walkway features such local haunts as the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, which stocks 175 state cheeses; its Cheese Bar sells beer-and-cheese flights pairing Wisconsin blue Affinée, G

View the area’s lighthouses and miles of shoreline on a 37-foot, award-winning, historic sailing vessel.