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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Betty Brinn Children's Museum
Betty Brinn Children's Museum

929 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 390-5437

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Have a ball at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, a place of interactive and hands-on learning attractions for children! Perfect for children under 10 years old, this museum educates children about art, nature and science through fun and unique exhibits and attractions. The ABC garden features everything from Azaleas to Zinnias; It's Artastic! invites children to create music, put on a puppet show and make their shadows do ballet; Raceways and On A Roll teach children about gravity, acceleration and momentum by guiding golf balls along fun and exciting tracks.

Bradford Beach
Bradford Beach

2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53211   Directions

(414) 257-7275

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Break out your bathing suits and head to popular Bradford Beach during the warm months. Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, this beach is just north of downtown Milwaukee. Try your hand at windsurfing or kitesurfing. If the water is too cold for you, join in a game of beach volleyball or sand rugby. This beach attraction is a little oasis in an urban landscape!

David F. Schulz Aquatic Center
David F. Schulz Aquatic Center

1301 W Hampton Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209   Directions

(414) 257-8098

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During the warm summer months, cool down at the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park. At this water attraction, you can speed down the tube and body waterslides, test your diving skills in the deep well, form a team and play water basketball, float along the Lazy River or just relax in a lounge chair beside the pool. Little ones will have fun playing with the interactive water toys like the spray jets, spray posts, water troughs and Bucket Dump.

Discovery World
Discovery World

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions

(414) 765-9966

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Discover the world of water at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Visit the popular Reiman Family Aquarium or take the family aboard a perfectly replicated 19th century Great Lakes schooner. Travel beneath the waves at the theater or get hands-on experience in an interactive exhibit or attraction. Discovery World is so much fun, you won't even realize that you are learning while playing!

Haggerty Museum of Art
Haggerty Museum of Art

530 N 13th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233   Directions

(414) 288-1669

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A small museum located on the campus of Marquette University, Haggerty Museum of Art has some of the finest Old Master paintings in Wisconsin. The collection numbers more than 4,500 works, including pieces by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. This free museum houses both permanent and traveling exhibits and attractions.

Kids in Motion
Kids in Motion

14135 W Greenfield Ave
New Berlin, WI 53151   Directions

(262) 649-3144

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Children are a source of perpetual energy. Wear them out at Kids in Motion, an attraction designed with kids in mind. Adults get in free with a child's admission. Watch your children run around in the open play area, explore their creative side in the art center, learn problem-solving skills in the puzzle room and much, much more. Everyone can get in on the fun with laser tag or in the game room.

Lakefront Brewery
Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St
Milwaukee, WI 53212   Directions

(414) 372-8800

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Beer lovers will want to stop by this local microbrewery. Lakefront Brewery offers daily hour-long tours for $7.00. At this attraction, you'll learn about the beer-making process and sample four tap beers for free with admission. Leave your tour with a commemorative Souvenir Pint Glass. Since 1987, Lakefront has specialized in handmade brews including Riverwest Stein, Eastside Dark, Klisch Pilsner and Organic Extra Special Bitters.

Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoo

10001 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226   Directions

(414) 256-5412

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Let your wild side run free at the Milwaukee County Zoo! This zoo is recognized as one of the country's finest animal attractions. With over 2,000 animals and 330 species, it is not difficult to see why. See penguins and polar bears, bonobos and gorillas, cheetahs and lions, almost every type of animal that you have read about! Learn about these animals, their natural habitats and what you can do to support their continued existence.

Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53233   Directions

(414) 278-2728

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Visit one of the largest public museums in the United States. The Milwaukee Public Museum is home to interesting exhibits and attractions that will interest everybody. Learn about the past, from the people who roamed the Streets of Old Milwaukee to the dinosaurs who roamed before streets existed. Stroll through a lush garden and interact with the butterflies that call it home. Get a breathtaking view of the night sky and explore outer space at the Planetarium.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

524 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215   Directions

(414) 257-5611

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Experience a tropical jungle, a desert oasis and a special floral garden all in one afternoon at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Also known as "The Domes," this attraction features a huge collection of exotic and local plantlife within its three domed conservatories and garden. Stop by after sundown for a spectacular evening light show.

Pabst Theater
Pabst Theater

Milwaukee, WI

(414) 286-3663

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Watch a concert at the indoor Pabst Theater. The fourth oldest continually operating theater in the United States has hosted a number of notable, classic acts. The entertainment venue continues its century long tradition by presenting approximately one hundred music, dance, comedy, opera and theater events each year. Stop by on Friday's for Fish Fry & Flick, a chance to enjoy a free movie on an outdoor screen.

Pettit National Ice Center
Pettit National Ice Center

500 S 84th St
Milwaukee, WI 53214   Directions

(414) 266-0100

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A not-for-profit organization, the Pettit National Ice Center offers public skating as well as lessons in figure skating, hockey and speed skating, as well as the only indoor run/walk track with a Zamboni Crossing sign. This center is an official US Olympic Training Site, and the only indoor sea-level oval in the US available to our country's athletes.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre
The Fireside Dinner Theatre

1131 Janesville Ave
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538   Directions

(800) 477-9505

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Located an hour outside of Milwaukee, The Fireside Dinner Theatre is worth the trip. Fireside is Wisconsin's only Actor's Equity dinner theater and has been showcasing plays and musicals for almost 50 years. Enjoy award-winning cuisine while you experience an evening with one of the best professional theater shows that Wisconsin has to offer. And don't forget to check out attractions and merchandise at the unique gift shops!

Urban Ecology Center
Urban Ecology Center

1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53211   Directions

(414) 964-8505

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Engage in hands-on learning about science, nature and sustainable living at the Urban Ecology Center. The center has two outdoor "laboratories," located in two urban parks, which feature 15 acres of woodland, a lagoon and riparian habitat on the east bank of the Milwaukee River. The parks also house a habitat-themed playground, as well as seasonal swimming, boating and skating.

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