Best known for its breweries, Milwaukee is home to 594,833 residents. Milwaukee’s first brewery opened in 1840. Since then, there has been a boom of different breweries that have opened in Milwaukee. During the brewery boom, Brewer's Hill was named. It was named after the brewery owners and workers that lived in the area while the brewery boom was occurring. Multiple brewing companies such as Schlitz, Blatz, and Miller used to call Milwaukee home. The only company that still calls Milwaukee home is Miller. They continue to make all their brews in Milwaukee. Milwaukee has over 15,000 acres of parkland. The original typewriter was created in Milwaukee in 1867 by Christopher Latham Sholes, and the very first Harley-Davidson motorcycle was made in Milwaukee in 1903.
In Milwaukee, there are 190 sunny days per year, 35 inches of rain and 44 inches of snow. During the summertime, you can expect 85-degree weather, and 13-degree weather during the winter months.
Arts and Culture
Milwaukee is home to over 24 museums. The Harley-Davidson Museum (400 W Canal St) is informative, interactive and fun for all ages. The Villa Terrace Art Museum (2220 N Terrace Ave) is a beautiful museum inside and out - you are able to see elaborate paintings as well as a gorgeous garden you get to walk through.
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Cathedral Square Park (520 E Wells St)
Known for hosting multiple jazz festivals per year, this park has become a town favorite by locals and travelers. When not hosting a jazz festival, it is a peaceful park to enjoy the great scenery.
Sanford Restaurant (1547 N Jackson St)
A modern, contemporary restaurant serving great food in a creative new American flare. There is always something new to try at this restaurant.
Comet (1947 N Farwell Ave)
A cafe with a bar feel to it - not only serving great variations of coffee but different brews as well. They have something for everyone, from meals infused with bacon to vegetarian platters.
Milwaukee Public Market (400 N Water St)
An excellent way to experience Milwaukee first hand. You get to walk around shopping for any item you may need, and you even get to taste test along the way.
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