In what’s becoming a yearly pilgrimage, we spent the Columbus Day weekend in our favorite weekend getaway city, Milwaukee. Each time we go, we like to check out some new sights, so here’s what we’re adding to our recommended list for 2014. View our previous visits below the list:
Eat: (Brunch) Honeypie Cafe. Bloody Marys and brunch casserole, say no more.
Eat: (Dinner) Goodkind. Fantastic cocktails and dinner.
Drink: Brenner Brewing. Casual tour and great beers in Milwaukee’s newest craft brewery.
See: Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Built Homes. Experience FLW’s vision for affordable, prefab housing with high design. Only 13 still exist and 6 of them are side-by-side on Burnham Ave. “Wright In Milwaukee” is currently rehabilitating one duplex and has purchased two more homes for future restoration. 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month 12:30-3:30, $10 per person.
See: North Point Lighthouse. Climb the 74 foot lighthouse tower and tour Great Lakes maritime exhibits in the keeper’s home. Located in beautiful Lake Park.
Do: Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes. View indoor garden exhibits inside three giant glass-enclosed domes. One features tropical plants, one desert plants and the third houses rotating show exhibits.
Do: Milwaukee County Zoo. Probably the best collection of animals and habitats we’ve seen in a zoo. Easy 15 minute drive west of downtown.
Stock Up: Woodman’s Market right off I-94 near Kenosha has a huge selection of beer including New Glarus and Alaskan (neither is available for sale in Illinois).