2019 Milwaukee Reunion Hotel Info

Here is the phone number to the Hilton Hotel to make your reservation for the reunion.

You can make reservations by calling (414) 935-5940 and requesting the RAF Kirknewton Block for the dates September 11-15.

The room rate is $134/night.

Please use this posting to indicate that you will be attending, or that you are hoping to attend.

We would like to have an indication of attendance, so we can look at the possibility of setting up a group tour if it can be arranged.

As soon as possible, I will add a document that will list 21 places to visit, to eat, to join a tour and to shop, as well as things of interest.

Thanks

The Reunion Committee

 

Following is the list I mentioned above, listing some great places to think about.

List of Various Interesting Milwaukee Places

Potawatomi Bingo Casino

This Native American operated casino features bingo, roulette, craps, blackjack and slot machines, along with food and entertainment. Popular spots in the casino is the Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill, the high-end Dream Dance restaurant and one of Milwaukee’s finest live music settings.

Open 24 hours. 1721 W. Canal Street,

 

414-847-7400 or 1-800-729-7244.      http://www/paysbig.com

 

Milwaukee Art Museum

Located in the War Memorial on the lakefront, this museum houses nearly 20,000 works from antiquity to present and is noted for its collections of American folk art, Georgia O’Keefe paintings, Haitian art and its Brook Stevens archives. The dramatic brise soleil, or sunshade, perched atop the Quadracci Pavilion hovers over the city’s lakefront like a giant bird taking flight. See the wings open and close daily at noon or at museum opening and closing times. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am- 5 pm, Thursday till 8 pm. $19/adults. 700 N. Art Museum Drive (on lakefront),

414-224-3220, http://www.mam.org

Harley-Davidson Museum

Housed in 3 buildings on 20 acres on the Menomonee River, the museum offers such gems as the world’s oldest Harley, the film

“Easy Rider” replicas and the Harley KH that Elvis Presley bought on credit in 1956. And a model built from each year of its 105 year history.

Open daily 10 am-6 pm, Thursday till 8 pm, $20/adults. 400 Canal St., 414-287-2789 or 1-877-436-8738.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/museum.html

Harley-Davidson Tour Center

Tour the plant where the engines are built. Take a photo ID and you must wear fully enclosed, low-heeled shoes. Mon-Fri 9am-1:30pm, FREE. W-156 N-9000 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI., 414-343-7850, 1-877-883-1450.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/events/factory-tours/menomoneefallswi.html.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

3 striking geodesic dome greenhouses hold hundreds of different trees and plants grouped into natural environments. The Arid Dome has palms, cacti & succulents. The Tropical Dome, birds, lizards & frogs prowl thru a lush rain forest. The Floral Show Dome has 5 different seasonal floral displays each year. Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am – 4 pm, $7/adult. 524 S. Layton Blvd.,

414-257-5611, http://county.milwaukee.gov/MitchellPartConserva101.htm

Water Street Brewery

One of the 1st micro-breweries in Milwaukee. Great food and interesting microbrews make it a pleasant stop. Mon-Fri from 11 am, Sat-Sun from 10 am. 1101 N. Water Street,

414-272-1195. http://www.waterstreetbrewery.com

 

Sprecher Brewery

Sprecher makes five beers year round, plus a few seasonal brews. They also make creamy gourmet sodas. It also has a museum of beer making history in Wisconsin. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm. Reservations required. Call 11am-6pm the week of the tour. $5/adults. 701 W. Glendale Ave.,

 414-964-2739, http://sprecherbrewery.com

Miller Coors Brewing Co.

Miller, longtime hometown brewery teamed with Coors in 2007. It offers a 1 hour tour through the brewing, packaging and shipping areas along with a visit to its historic underground storage caves. Then sample Miller products and the gift shop.

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10 am-5:30 pm. Tickets 1st come, 1st served basis. 4251 W. State Street,

414-931-2337 or 1-800-645-5376.  http://millercoors.com

Lakefront Brewery

This microbrewery uses old world techniques for its award winning beers. But the tours starts after the beer tasting.

Mon-Thu 11am-8 pm, Fri & Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-5 pm, $8/adult

 http://lakefrontbrewery.com

Milwaukee County Zoo

Animals displayed in their natural environments with predators and prey living together in huge outdoor areas, separated only by hidden moats. The Aquatic & Reptile Center with 55,000 gallon flooded Amazon River display, Big Cat Country, with huge windows afford an intimate look at lions and cheetahs. The Giraffe Experience lets you get up close and personal and even feeding them.

Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am-4:30pm, $16.25/adults. 10001 W. Bluemound Road,

414-771-3040.      http://www.milwaukeezoo.org

Von Trier’s

There is popcorn on every table and a lovely beer garden in summer at this German style place. Mon-Thu 4 pm-2am, Fri & Sat 3pm-2:30 am, Sun 3pm-2am. 2235 N. Farwell Ave,

414-272-1775. http://vontriers.com

Trinity Three Irish Pubs

Trinity is composed on three pubs, all under same roof and same management, that try to capture different aspects of Irish life. Menu ranges from Irish standards like fish & chips to upscale fare like grilled Irish-whiskey-glazed salmon. Daily from 11am, Prices $10-$27. Most credit cards.

2235 N. Farwell Avenue,

414-272-1775. http://www.trinitythreeirishpubs.com

Oscar’s Pub & Grill

Best burgers in town and a great selection of beers on tap and a great patio. Try the Big O burger or the Big Aloha burger. 1712 W. Pierce Street. 414-810-1820. Food open Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm. Bar open Mon-Wed 11am-midnight, Thu-Sat 11am-close, Sun 11am-10pm. 

http://www.oscarsonpierce.com

Milwaukee Public Market

Indoor/outdoor fresh-foods market is a great place to get some artisan breads, a bottle of terrific wine and a tasty salad or bowl of soup, among other delicacies offered by dozens of vendors. There are tables inside or you can take it to go. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm. 400 N. Water Street, 4414-336-1111, http://www.milwaukeepublicmarket.org

The Shops of Grand Avenue

This 4 block are of downtown is linked to the Plankinton Arcade (a 19th Century glass structure) and is connected to hotels and convention centers via skywalks. There is a large food court, as well as nearly 100 stores that range from staid to trendy. Mon-Fri 10 am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm,

Sun 11am-5pm. 275 W. Wisconsin Ave.,

414-224-0655, http://grandavenueshops.com

Old World Third Street

This area gives a sense of what Milwaukee was like a century ago, with old brick commercial buildings housing specialty shops along a cobblestone street. Among the food-related shops you’ll find Usinger Sausage & The Spice House, famous for seasoning blends and meat rubs.

Third Street north of Wisconsin Avenue, http://www.oldworldthird.org

Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals

Weekend brewery tours along the Milwaukee River shuttle passengers to tours and tastings at three microbreweries. Weeknights enjoy a variety of sunset cruises such as Tiki Tuesdays with beer, theme music and cocktails. Also you may rent your own pontoon boat and forge your own way. Call for reservations and current tour schedule. Tours depart from Pere Marquette Park on Old World Third Street between State Street and Kilbourn Avenue, downtown. 2730 N. Humboldt Blvd.,

414-283-9999, http://www.riverwalkboats.com

Historic Milwaukee Walking Tours

Knowledgeable guides lead explorations of the city’s architectural and historical heritage. Tour possibilities include, downtown skywalks, historic German and Polish neighborhoods, Lake Drive’s mansions, the RIverWalk and historic districts such as Walker’s Point and Yankee Hill.

Office Hours Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm, $10/adults. 207 E. Michigan St. Suite 406,

414-277-7795. http://www.historicmilwaukee.org

Edelweiss

During the warmer months, this company offers a variety of dinner and other specialty cruises of Milwaukee from the perspective of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River. The view of Milwaukee’s skyline alone is worth the price. 1110 Old World Third St.,

414-276-7447    http://www.edelweissboats.com

Trolleys

The most useful service for visitors in the summer months is the trolley system (actually buses) that operates in the city center. The trolleys run every six to nine minutes and serve points downtown, along the Milwaukee River, on Brady Street, in the Historic Third Ward and at Walker’s Point. Wednesday & Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-midnight, Sunday 11am-6pm. FREE.

414-344-6711.    http://www.rideMCTS.com

Buses

In addition to the trolleys, the bus system has more than 50 routes crisscrossing Milwaukee county and several heading out to Waukesha County suburbs. The bus network is certainly the cheapest way to get around, if not the quickest. Buses accessible to wheelchair users serve many of the routes. Bus service is frequent downtown and good for trips to Brewers games, but excursions on Sunday or to outlying areas can mean long waits.

Daily 5am-2am. $2. Special events may cost more. Exact change required; transfers are free.

414-344-6711. http://www.rideMCTS.com

about 17 hours ago by Frederick & Carole Crawford (63-65)

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