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more than 65 million years to the land
of dinosaurs. Gaze at ancient
civilizations and see real mummies.
Surround yourself with the sound and
feel of the tropical rainforest. Walk the
turn-of-the-century “Streets of Old
Milwaukee.” Watch a butterfly wriggle
out of its chrysalis in a two-story, glass-
enclosed butterfly garden. Daily tours
and cultural programming. Open 9-5
daily. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving and
Christmas.
800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 278-2702
mpm.edu
Daniel M. Soref
National Geographic
Dome Theater and
Planetarium
Offers visitors three unique visual
experiences in one venue: a thrilling 3D
film, a planetarium show, or a
magnificent giant screen film on a six-
story screen with digital surround.
800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 319-4629
mpm.edu
War Memorial Center
Stunning architectural landmark on
Milwaukee’s lakefront stands as a
memorial to those who died in service,
served and are currently serving in the
U.S. Armed Services. Original World
War I and World War II poster
collection, eternal flame and reflecting
pool, Purple Heart Memorial, 9/11
Memorial and Fox Company Memorial.
Open daily; free admission.
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.,
Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 273-5533
warmemorialcenter.org
Wisconsin Automotive
Museum
Wisconsin’s largest auto museum with
more than 100 cars and trucks of all
makes and vintages, a 250-ton steam
locomotive and the world’s largest
collection of Kissel automobiles, which
were built in Hartford between 1906
and 1931. Open 10-5, Mondays -
Saturdays; 12-5, Sundays; open
holidays. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays
and holidays Oct. 1 - April 30.
147 N. Rural St., Hartford
Telephone: (262) 673-7999
wisconsinautomuseum.com
MUSEUMS/
HISTORY
Milwaukee County
Historical Society
The region’s only organization
exclusively focused on the
comprehensive history, culture, people
and places of Milwaukee County.
Featuring a collection of artifacts and
archival materials, the society shares
Milwaukee’s stories at five distinctive
locations. Open 9:30-5, Mondays -
Saturdays. Hours at Trimborn Farm,
the Curtin House, the Damon House
and the Kilbourntown House vary by
season.
910 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 273-8288
milwaukeehistory.net
Old World Wisconsin
Located south of Eagle on Hwy. 67 in
southwest Waukesha County, Old
World Wisconsin is an interactive
history attraction featuring farm and
rural life with more than 65 historic
buildings and an 1880’s village. “Catch
Wheel Fever!”, the newest interactive
experience, highlights the 1890s
cycling boom, allowing guests to hop
aboard a reproduction tricycle for a
spin around a track, climb aboard a
high-wheel bicycle for a one-of-a-kind
photo op, or tinker in a bicycle repair
shop. Open May through October plus
post-season special events.
Telephone: (262) 594-6300
oldworldwisconsin.org
Ten Chimneys
The estate lovingly created by theatre
legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
is a museum and national resource for
theatre, arts and arts education. Tours
are offered May through November,
Tuesdays through Sundays.
Reservations recommended.
S43 W31575 Depot Rd.,
Genesee Depot
Telephone: (262) 968-4110
tenchimneys.org
NATURE/
WILDLIFE
Boerner Botanical Gardens
A collection of formal garden spaces
hosting a number of plant collections
from ornamental grasses to
phenomenal peonies. Formal gardens
include the perennial, peony, rock,
rose, shrub, annual, daylily, herb and
trial gardens. Located in Whitnall Park.
9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners
Telephone: (414) 525-5601
boernerbotanicalgardens.org
Milwaukee County Zoo
Most of the zoo’s animals live in natural
surroundings with predators and prey
separated only by hidden moats.
Features a zoo train, sea lion show,
tram tour, animal rides, dairy farm,
restaurants and gift shops. Seasonal
hours.
10001 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 771-3040
milwaukeezoo.org
Mitchell Park
Horticultural Conservatory
Three architecturally unique glass
domes house a tropical rainforest with
a 30-foot waterfall and orchid
collection, a desert oasis and a floral
“Show Dome” featuring five floral
seasonal exhibits. Open 9-5 Monday
through Friday and 9-4 Saturday and
Sunday; extended winter hours.
524 S. 27th St., Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 257-5600
milwaukeedomes.org
countyparks.com
Racine Zoo
Nestled on the sandy shores of Lake
Michigan, the zoo is home to the
world’s most remarkable and
endangered wildlife. An easy walk for
kids and seniors. Open every day of the
year; free parking. Summer hours
(Memorial Day - Labor Day): 9-6;
winter hours: 9-4:30. Free for children
under 3.
2131 N. Main St., Racine
Telephone: (262) 636-9189
racinezoo.org
Schlitz Audubon
Nature Center
Featuring a 30,000-square-foot “green”
building, six miles of hiking trails and a
60-foot observation tower, the center
is 15 minutes north of downtown
Milwaukee on the shores of Lake
Michigan. Open 9-5, 7 days a week.
Closed most major holidays.
1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside
Telephone: (414) 352-2880
schlitzaudubon.org
Urban Ecology Center
An environmental education
organization with two community
centers. Open 9-7, Mondays -
Thursdays, 9-5 Fridays and Saturdays,
and 12-5 Sundays. Riverside Park:
1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee;
Washington Park: 1859 N. 40th St.,
Milwaukee
Telephone: (414) 964-8505
urbanecologycenter.org
Wehr Nature Center
Five miles of nature trails loop through
200 acres of woodlands, wetlands,
prairie and oak savanna around 20-acre
Mallard Lake. Nature programs for all
ages and special seasonal events for
families. Visitor’s center open daily
except New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday,
Independence Day and some days near
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
9701 W. College Ave., Franklin
Telephone: (414) 425-8550
friendsofwehr.org
Discover Milwaukee
provides a wealth of information about the
region’s cultural attractions and major annual events, but we’re ill-
equipped to give you information about the hundreds of community
events that occur every week – the gallery nights, concerts, special
movie screenings, lectures, sporting events and special attractions.
Fortunately, there are several publications and websites that will keep
you current. We recommend the following:
Milwaukee 365:
lists Milwaukee-area events and allows you to
purchase tickets.
milwaukee365.com
JSonline:
the website of the region’s major daily newspaper,
the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
jsonline.com
Onmilwaukee:
a web-based daily magazine.
onmilwaukee.com
gmtoday:
Conley Media’s free digital daily.
gmtoday.com
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