Milwaukee is the biggest city in the state of Wisconsin, and one of the 30 biggest in the country. With a population of around 600 thousand, and about 900 thousand more residents in its extended metropolitan area, Milwaukee is a major urban area in the northern half of the Midwestern United States. Milwaukee, famous for its beer breweries, is located about 90 miles north of Chicago.
If you'll be in Milwaukee to get some deals done on a business trip, or to have fun on vacation, you would be wise to book a car rental. Having a rental vehicle in Milwaukee will let you move around this city and the surrounding areas without any problems, following your own schedule, and at your own pace.
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Once you have your affordable car rental, there are a lot of cool activities you can have fun with in Milwaukee! Many visitors to this fine city come to the shores of Lake Michigan, which is a great place for sailing, as well as for kitesurfing and windsurfing. You'll also enjoy Milwaukee because it has become known as “the City of Festivals,” due to being a popular site for cultural festivals. In the summer, you might decide to drive your cheap car rental to the lakeside Maier Festival Park. Another popular location is downtown, which is the home of Jazz in the Park.
Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is the largest city within the state of Wisconsin and 25th largest (by population) in the United States,
Mitchell Gallery of Flight - Aviation and historical enthusiasts will truly enjoy the exhibits including the story of General Billy Mitchell; the first commercial airliner; the Graf Zeppelin II, the sister ship to the tragically legendary Hindenburg; a 1911 Curtis Pusher, an airplane with the propeller in the rear of the plane; and the present day giant of the sky, the 747. For more information on the Gallery click on the link.
Enjoy a Miller Brewery Tours - The Miller Brewing Company is proud to arranges free tours of their brewery and during which visitors can see the skill, care and quality ingredients that go into the making of their beers. For more information on the Brewery click on the link.
Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) - You can see an important collection of Old Masters and 19th-century and 20th-century artwork, as well as some of the nation's best collections of German Expressionism, folk and Haitian art, American decorative arts, and post-1960 American art. The MAM recently gained international recognition with the construction of the new white concrete Quadracci Pavilion. The structure contains a moveable, wing-like brise soleil which opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet during the day.
See the Basilica of St. Josaphant - This is a Basilica modeled after St. Peter in Rome, it features one of the largest copper domes in the world . In its grandeur and opulence it is an excellent example of the so-called Polish Cathedral style of church architecture found in the Great Lakes region of North America. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Milwaukee Landmark. For more information on the Basilica click on the link.
Milwaukee County Zoo - With each animal group is separated from the other only by hidden moats -predators and their prey seem to live side by side by in their natural environments. For more information on the Zoo click on the link.
Relax in the park: Thiensville has a variety of recreational parks totaling over 400 acres of nature and trails. Each park has something different to offer, whether it is a conservancy park or a biking park. Rotary Park is the largest park with 75 acres.
Hit the trail: The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is 30 miles of paved trails perfect for anyone to enjoy biking, walking or jogging through the span of Ozaukee County. Most of the trail is off road, which makes it perfect for most activities.
Shop at the Farmers Market: Who doesn't love fresh grown fruits, flower and vegetables from local farmers? The Farmers Market is held from May to October every Tuesday of the month. Buy the best produce for a reasonable price and help out local famers.
Chow down in Ozaukee County: Some of the best places to eat can be found in this county of Wisconsin. With locally owned restaurants, cafes, beer gardens and much more, everyone can enjoy many cuisines at low prices. If you prefer sports bars or delicatessens, those are here too!
Celebrate the 4th: Every 4th of July, The Village hosts “Family Fun before the Fourth” for the family the Saturday before Independence Day. Located on the Milwaukee River, everyone can enjoy a festive parade complete with family events and activities and a firework celebration to end the night.
Milwaukee is also the home of a wide variety of museums. Drive your car rental to the famous Milwaukee Art Museum (see photograph) and you can check out the amazing “brise soleil”, which is a moving sunscreen that unfolds like a bird's wing! You have to take your picture beside it – it's just spectacular!
Science buffs will be stoked to drive a rental car to Discovery World, Milwaukee's amazing high-tech, hands-on science museum, located along the lake front. It features aquariums, digital theaters, and the magnificent S/V Dennis Sullivan Schooner, a unique re-creation of a 19th-century three-masted vessel. Thanks to the freedom of your car rental, you can afford to spend an entire afternoon just learning, or teaching your kids, all about the Great Lakes and Wisconsin's sailing history!