Milwaukee is a beautiful city, full of life and culture, and exciting adventures. It is a wonderful place to raise a family, and research shows that those living in Milwaukee are happier than most, and enjoy a lower cost of living. Whether you’re visiting friends or family who live in Milwaukee, or have just relocated here, these sights are a great place to begin your adventure and give you insight into what else makes Milwaukee such a special place.
Milwaukee is well known for its beer, so it’s no surprise that one of the places to see on our list is the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion. The mansion was built in 1892 for the well-known beer baron, and local residents saved the mansion from being torn down in 1975. Since then, the mansion has been restored and brought back to its original beauty. The mansion boasts 37 rooms, 12 bathrooms, and 14 fireplaces. The mansion is now considered a gem for Milwaukee.
You might recognize the name Joan of Arc, and in the mid-1960s the Saint Joan of Arc Chapel was moved to Milwaukee from Long Island, New York. The chapel contains a stone that was kissed by Joan of Arc before her death, and is reported to be cold to the touch as opposed to the other stones in the little chapel. It is the only medieval building that still stands in the Western Hemisphere.
Old World Wisconsin is the largest outdoor museum that showcases the rich rural aspects of the city. The museum preserves the historic beauty by keeping the theme of the 1800s as a village with crossroads and farms surrounding it. Daily reenactments can be enjoyed and offer a glimpse into the life that was commonly lived at that time in this area. The whole village spans 600 acres, so bring your walking shoes.
If you love to be on the water, the Milwaukee Boat Line offers cruises that bring you around the city and showcase the best sights, including the shipping docks, lighthouses, and more. Enjoy time on the water, enjoy the weather, and learn about Milwaukee’s history in the process.
If you would prefer to enjoy a relaxing meal while seeing the sights, you can take advantage of the Edelweiss Cruise Dining, which travels the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan. Enjoy the twinkling stars, the beauty of Milwaukee, and dine as you float along the water.