Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area

Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area Travel Guide

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.

Save room for Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag.

Cool Wisconsin weather is no match for Miller Field’s retractable roof; the ballpark’s signature structure can open and close in about 10 minutes.

This museum houses the USS Cobra, a completely restored World War II submarine.

Sunning not skiing? Cruise Lake Geneva and view historic estates.