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Museum of Wisconsin Art
Celebrates the value, diversity and
uniqueness of the visual arts and artists of
Wisconsin by collecting, conserving,
documenting, exhibiting and promoting
aesthetic understanding of the visual arts
of Wisconsin. Open 10-5, Tuesdays -
Sundays, and until 8 p.m. Thursdays;
closed New Year’s Day, Independence
Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and
Christmas Day.
205 Veterans Ave., West Bend
Telephone: (262) 334-9638
Racine Art Museum
Houses America’s largest contemporary
crafts collection, including objects made
from ceramics, fibers, glass, metals,
polymer and wood, as well as painting,
sculpture and works on paper. Open 10-5
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 12-5 Sundays.
Closed Mondays, federal holidays and
441 Main St., Racine
Telephone: (262) 638-8300
RAM’s Wustum Museum
of Fine Arts
Highlights exhibitions of important
regional and local artists. Admission and
parking are free. Open 10-5 Tuesdays -
2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine
Telephone: (262) 636-9177
UWM Peck School of the
Arts Galleries
Features four public art galleries. INOVA
(Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee’s
premier showplace for contemporary art,
is located at 2155 N. Prospect Ave.,
Milwaukee. Exhibitions include
contemporary architecture, film, painting,
performance, photography and sculpture.
Telephone: (414) 229-4308.
Villa Terrace
Decorative Arts Museum
Overlooking Lake Michigan in a 1923
Italian Renaissance-style villa designed by
architect David Adler, the museum
features fine and decorative arts from the
15th through 18th centuries, wrought-iron
masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, a formal
garden and changing exhibits. Open 1-5,
Wednesdays - Sundays.
2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 271-3656
Betty Brinn Children’s
The Milwaukee area’s only museum
designed specifically for children ages 10
and younger, featuring hands-on exhibits,
educational programs, events and
performances. A fun place where children
and grown-ups learn alongside each other.
Open 9-5 Mondays - Saturdays and 12-5
929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 390-KIDS(5437)
Bucyrus Mining Museum
More than 100 years of history-making
mining equipment are presented in a
newly renovated building. Among the
museum's displays and interactive
simulators are the shovels that dug the
Panama Canal, dredging equipment, and
"The Big Muskie," the world's largest
dragline. Open 10-3 Mondays - Fridays,
closed weekends and holidays.
1970 10th Ave., South Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 768-4001
Discovery World
Milwaukee’s premiere science and
technology center that offers fun and
learning for the whole family. Explore
interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium
featuring the Caribbean walk-through
tunnel, and DIY projects in the Kohl’s
Design It! Lab. In the summer months,
enjoy a Family Sail on Discovery World’s
Tall Ship, the
Denis Sullivan
– a 137 ft.
recreation of a 19th-century Great Lakes
cargo schooner.
Hours: Mondays (March 20 to September
5) 9-4; Tuesdays-Fridays 9-4; Saturdays
and Sundays, 10-5.
500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 765-9966
Harley-Davidson Museum
More than a nostalgia trip for motorcycle
enthusiasts, the Harley-Davidson Museum
offers a glimpse of American history and
culture like you’ve never seen before
through the successes and trials of an
iconic American company. May -
September, 9-6 daily and until 8 p.m.
Thursday; October - April, 10-6 daily and
until 8 p.m. Thursday.
400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee
Telephone: (877) 436-8738
Milwaukee Public Museum
Life-size dioramas, hands-on experiences,
and traveling special exhibits. Travel back
Turns 50!
Every summer on the shores
of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee
proudly hosts “The World’s
Largest Music Festival.” Over
its 11-day run at the 75-acre
Henry Maier Festival Park,
Summerfest enthralls nearly
900,000 music lovers. The
best in live music is
accompanied by great food
and beverages, as well as
shopping at four
marketplaces. The music
festival offers a veritable
buffet of the music industry’s
hottest stars, classic icons,
emerging talent and local
favorites on 11 stages, with
more than 800 acts
presenting over 1,000
concerts. General and
weekday admissions, 11-day
Power Passes and 3-day
passes are available.
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