Arts & Culture

With an iconic Calatrava-designed art museum, world-class symphony, one of the nation’s largest natural history museums, a science and technology museum, and over 20 professional dance and theater companies, downtown Milwaukee is a magnet for arts aficionados.


One thing is certain about downtown Milwaukee’s retail – it’s anything but ordinary. Like many shopping hubs, we offer our fair share of furnishings, fashions and accessories, but it’s our one-of-a-kind shops that make us stand out.

Dining & Nightlife

When you’re looking to shake things up, let downtown Milwaukee be your playground. With an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, pubs, lounges and wine bars, we suit all tastes.


Exploring downtown Milwaukee’s architecture, rivers, lake and food spots are a cinch when you have dozens of tour guides at your service. Whether by boat, bus or segway, here are a few ways to become acquainted with our city’s most noteworthy landmarks.


Home to four professional sports leagues and six collegiate/club teams, downtown Milwaukee scores big among sports fans. Baseball, basketball, hockey, indoor soccer, roller derby and indoor football – there’s a match up on any given night.


Downtown Milwaukee never skips a beat. Home to the world’s largest music festival and over 30 venues ranging from arena-style to historic stages and intimate clubs, live music lives here on any given day of the week.