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Rhythms
draws hundreds of people
to the Milwaukee River in the sum-
mer. Racine’s 1,000-slip marina is a
focal point of activity throughout
the summer as well. The city’s
nationally famous fishing contest,
Salmon-A-Rama
, draws participants
from around the country in July.
Summer doesn’t have a
monopoly on area activities. The
Milwaukee Film Festival
brings
internationally acclaimed films to
local theaters in the fall. The annual
Holiday Folk Fair
, the nation’s old-
est and largest indoor ethnic festi-
val, is held around Thanksgiving
each year at the Wisconsin
Exposition Center at State Fair
Park.
Racine is noted for its lavish
Christmas displays and holiday
parades. You’ll want to check out
“Christmas House,”
which consists
of two turn-of-the-century man-
sions bathed in more than 200,000
lights. The
Festival of Trees
fea-
tures 30 professionally decorated
Christmas trees, wreaths and gin-
gerbread houses. Then there is the
outdoor ice skating at
Red Arrow
Park
in downtown Milwaukee,
where you can enjoy coffee or hot
chocolate while you glide away in
the city’s theater district.
Museums &
Attractions
The Milwaukee area is blessed with
a variety of cultural attractions,
including the
Harley-Davidson
Museum
. Located in the
Menomonee Valley just south of
downtown, it details the history of
the legendary motorcyle and its
impact on America. Notable
Milwaukee-area attractions include:
The recently expanded
Milwaukee Art Museum
includes
masterpieces by Rembrandt,
Durer, Picasso and Warhol. The
museum’s stunning Calatrava-
designed addition has added a
dramatic architectural signature
to the lakefront.
A tradition of excellence in
exhibits, education, collections
and research has been the
hallmark of the
Milwaukee
Public Museum
since it was
established in 1882. Permanent
exhibits include multi-level
displays of dinosaurs, North
American Indians, a tropical rain
forest, 19th-century Milwaukee
neighborhoods and an
environmentally controlled
butterfly pavilion.
The
Betty Brinn Children’s
Museum
features hands-on
exhibits for children ages 1
through 10
Discovery World
is a lakefront
science and technology museum
designed for young adults and
children
The
Milwaukee County Zoo
is
one of the top zoological parks in
the country. The 200-acre park
is known for its open concept,
which simulates the animals’
natural environments by using
moats to separate predators
from their prey. Its Aquatic &
Reptile Center includes sharks
and alligators, as well as more
than 200 fish that are native to
Wisconsin lakes.
Those who want to test their
luck will want to head to
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
.
Located in downtown
Milwaukee, it attracts more than
6 million visitors every year and
offers action 24/7 with nearly
100 table games, 3,000 slot
machines, a bingo hall, poker
room, off-track betting, 500-seat
theater and seven restaurants.
Plant enthusiasts will want to
explore the recently renovated
Mitchell Park Horticultural
Conservatory
. Known locally as
“The Domes,” the facility consists
of three 85-foot domes. One
contains a desert environment,
another houses tropical plants
and the third features changing
displays.
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