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Milwaukee Travel Guide

Reasons to Visit Milwaukee

Located on the western edge of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee offers an appealing mix of scenic views, family-friendly attractions, and fun annual festivals—not to mention famous craft beers. Unique spots to add to your Milwaukee travel itinerary include the Harley-Davidson Museum and Shaker's Cigar Bar, once operated by Al Capone.

When to Visit Milwaukee

Milwaukee is fun year-round because there’s always something fun to do. Annual events include PrideFest in June, Wisconsin State Fair in August, and Trainfest in November—America’s largest model railroad show. July is packed with fun events like Bastille Days and Festa Italiana. Don't miss Beer Week in April. Watch out for snow in winter, though.

Typical Milwaukee Weather

Milwaukee's location in the northern Midwest means its summers are mild, with comfortable high temperatures in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit. If you're willing to accept cooler weather, you'll see lower hotel rates during the spring and fall. Don't visit Milwaukee in the winter unless you really like snow; the city gets nearly 50 inches each year.