Museums

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Milwaukee Art Museum - Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Art Museum is home to more than 25,000 works of art. The museum received international recognition after the addition of the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum - This Italian Renaissance-style villa was built in 1923 and features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces and a massive garden.

Discovery World - Connects innovation, science, technology and the environment through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs.

Harley-Davidson Museum - Through a variety of exhibits, the Harley museum showcases the history and motorcycles of the legendary Harley-Davidson company.

Charles Allis Museum - Designed by Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler, this mansion houses Charles and Sarah Allis' art collection featuring 19th century French and American paintings.

Milwaukee Public Museum - The Milwaukee Public Museum is one of the premiere natural history and science facilities in the country. It also features an IMAX movie theater and planetarium.

Haggerty Museum of Art - This gallery, located on Marquette University's campus, features permanent and rotating collections. Admission is always free.

Grohmann Museum - Home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work.


Bicycles & Recreation

A bicycle is definitely the way to get around Milwaukee while you are here for the ZOOM Symposium.  If you are able, bring your bike with you.  If not, Milwaukee has a fantastic new bike rental service called Bublr to help you get around!

Bublr bike rentals - This great service has 18 bike rental stations all around the area of the Zoom Symposium and is a great way to explore the city.          map of bike stations

Oak Leaf bicycle trail - This paved trail is a safe corridor of travel between the Kenilworth location and many of Milwaukee's parks and attractions. 

Veteran's Park Lakefront - Milwaukee's coastline features beautiful parks, beaches, bike trails, and tons of rental activities.           park map         images

Lake Park - is the northern continuation of Veteran's Park and features an 18 hole, par 3 golf course with no reservations required.          park map

Riverside Park - This little gem of a park is on the Milwaukee River and is accessible via the Oak Leaf bike trail or the Urban Ecology Center         park map

Estabrook Park - This park is on the North side of Milwaukee along the river and is accessible via the Oak Leaf bike trail.  Features a Frisbee disc-golf course and Beer Garden!         park map

Urban Ecology Center - fosters ecological understanding as inspiration for change.  At Riverside park just off the Oak Leaf bike trail.

Bradford Beach - Sun and sand on the 3rd Coast!


Entertainment

Lakefront Brewery - Established spot offering microbrews and food in an outdoor waterfront setting or in their German style beer hall.  Brewery tours can be taken without reservations.

Oriental Theater - is located in the East Side neighborhood right by Kenilworth. It was built and opened in 1927 as a movie palace with East Indian themes of the decor.

Landmark Lanes - Pool tables, darts, foosball, old school arcade, 16 bowling lanes, drinks and Thursday night Karaoke!

Beer Gardens of Milwaukee - there are 2 outdoor beer gardens within a 15 minute bike ride!  Estabrook park and Hubbard park, both on the Oak Leaf Trail.

The East Side - is the quirky historic neighborhood where our Kenilworth building is located.  There are many restaurants, bars, shops, and attractions.

Downer Ave. - this historical little stretch has some great restaurants, the Downer Theater, and some basic supply shops like a CVS and a True Value hardware store.

Downer Theater - Milwaukee's oldest operating movie theater since 1915.

Brady Street - a unique mix of specialty retail shops, ethnic cuisine, cool coffee shops, chic salons and a vibrant nightlife.

Historic Third Ward - just south of downtown, the 3rd Ward has shops, food, pubs, and galleries including Third Ward Jewelry, Milwaukee's only art jewelry gallery.


A short drive away...

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Lynden Sculpture Garden - over 50 monumental sculptures in a beautiful park setting.

The Chipstone Foundation - amazing collection of decorative objects, furniture, and ceramics.

Racine Art Museum - one of the best museums in the nation for contemporary art jewelry exhibitions.

Kohler Arts Center - an incredible art destination with galleries, museum, and tours.

Mitchell Park Domes - three amazing bio-environmental domes just off the Hank Aaron bike trail.

Pabst Mansion - The Pabst Mansion is a stunning home once owned by Captain Frederick Pabst, the founder of Pabst Brewing Co.

Miller Brewing Company - tour one of the nation's largest breweries. 

Milwaukee County Zoo - who doesn't love animals?

Brewer Stadium - home of the Milwaukee Brewers.  They will be hosting the Cincinnati Reds on May 27, 28, and 29.  Catch a game if you can.


Restaurants

Whole Foods

Beans & Barley - [vegan + GF]

Ma Fischer's - [24hr diner]

Simple Cafe - [breakfast + sandwiches]

Comet Cafe - [lunch + dinner]

Potbellies -  [sandwiches]

Ian's - [pizza by the slice]

Cafe Hollander - [pub food + draughts]

Pizza Man - [gourmet pizza]

Bel Air Cantina - [tacos + such]