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Sports &
Recreation
For sports enthusiasts, Milwaukee offers
year-round events, including professional
baseball (
Milwaukee Brewers
),
professional basketball (
Milwaukee
Bucks
,
which are building a new $500
million arena in downtown Milwaukee),
professional hockey (
Milwaukee
Admirals
), professional soccer
(
Milwaukee Wave
), and collegiate
basketball (
Marquette
and
UW-
Milwaukee
).
The area also offers a variety of
opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Sparkling lakes, quiet woodland areas and
prairie vistas can be found throughout
Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine and
Washington counties.
All told, the greater Milwaukee area
features 17,700 acres of county park-
land, more than 60 public and private
golf courses and more than 240 miles of
bikeways and hiking paths. The area’s
best-known golf course is
Whistling
Straits
, which is located just north of the
Milwaukee Region in Sheboygan County.
It hosted the 2010 PGA Championship
and 2015 PGA Championship and will
host the 2020 Ryder Cup. Other well-
known golf courses are Milwaukee
County’s
Brown Deer Golf Course
, which
hosted a PGA event for many years, and
Erin Hills Golf Course
in Erin, which
hosted the 2011 U.S. Amateur and will
host the 2017 U.S. Open.
Boating and fishing are major activi-
ties on both Lake Michigan and the many
beautiful inland lakes. Charter boat cap-
tains are always eager to take people out
onto the “local ocean” to land perch,
steelhead, coho or chinook salmon.
Sailing is also very popular. The
South
Shore Yacht Club’s
annual
Queen’s Cup
Race
attracts more than 240 yachts per
year for the Wisconsin-to-Michigan race.
For more casual sailors, sailboats and
windsurfing equipment can be rented at
McKinley Park Marina
just east of down-
town Milwaukee.
Theaters
The Milwaukee Theater District is home
to the
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
,
which operates three venues: the
Quadracci Powerhouse
,
Stiemke Theater
and the
Stackner Cabaret
; the
Pabst
Theater
, a national historic landmark; the
Riverside Theater
, a popular music
venue; and the
Milwaukee Theater
. The
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
offers several venues for performing
artists, including the 2,300-seat
Uihlein
Hall
. Large shows are held at the
Bradley
Center
or the outdoor
Marcus
Amphitheater
or
BMO Harris Pavilion
,
which are located at Henry W. Maier
Festival Park. The
Broadway Theatre
Center
, located in Milwaukee’s trendy
Third Ward, is the home of
The Skylight
Opera
and the
Milwaukee Chamber
Theatre
.
BOX OFFICES
Marcus Center
for the Performing Arts
Tickets for events held at the Marcus Center,
including off-Broadway and Broadway shows. The
2016-17 season includes:
The Book of Mormon
,
Elf
the Musical
,
The Sound of Music
,
Cabaret
,
The
Illusionist
, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
Cinderella
,
Chicago
, and
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
.
Hours: 11:30-9 weekdays, 12-9 Saturdays and 12-5
Sundays.
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 273-7206
marcuscenter.org
Milwaukee Theatre
Downtown Milwaukee’s elegant Milwaukee Theatre
offers a year-round calendar of the city’s best live
entertainment, including concerts of all genres,
dynamic performance art, hilarious comedy shows,
and family-friendly events for kids of all ages.
500 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 908-6001
milwaukeetheatre.org
Sharon Lynne Wilson
Center for the Arts
A multi-disciplinary, cultural arts center that offers
performances by world-renowned musicians, dance
companies, and theatre groups; arts education
programming and outreach: visual art classes, the
Ploch Art Gallery with changing exhibitions by
Wisconsin artists; and two annual festivals every
summer and fall: the Wilson Center Guitar
Competition & Festival and the Hidden River Art
Festival. Located at 19805 W. Capitol Drive in
Brookfield’s Mitchell Park.
Telephone: (262) 781-9520
wilson-center.com
THINGS TO DO
FUN FOR FOODIES
And then there is the food! From tapas to farm-to-table comfort food, if it’s
trending in the culinary world, foodies will find an abundant selection in the
metro Milwaukee area. The city and environs have become a destination not
only for foodies, but also for inspired chefs seeking the best in locally
sourced opportunities. From a virtual smorgasbord of global cuisine to fine
continental dishes to iconic Friday fish fries, creamy frozen custard and
signature cocktails, Milwaukee sports a full spectrum of dining possibilities in
a wide variety of settings. Be sure to explore the many artisan specialty
shops featuring everything from local cheeses and chocolates to coffee and
tea. Events celebrating the area’s rich epicurean heritage, such as Milwaukee BIG Taste (July 23, 2017 at the Lakefront;
milwaukeebigtaste.com
) offer an adventure for your taste buds. Pick up a copy of
Milwaukee Magazine
, which lists restaurants by
cuisine and location, or visit
MilwaukeeFood.com
to discover why Milwaukee is a delight for food lovers!
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