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Milwaukee, WI Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 140
Total Sleeping Rooms 17,518
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 729
Committable Meeting Rooms* 28
Convention Center Space 188,695 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 189,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 37,506 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $141
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $65
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $230
*Maximum for a single hotel

Milwaukee, WI Things to Do and Attractions

Milwaukee Art Museum

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The arts take flight at Wisconsin's premier arts institution. Known for its striking architecture on the shore of Lake Michigan — earning it the title of Sexiest Building on the Planet — the Milwaukee Art Museum underwent an expansion in

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Harley-Davidson Museum

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Convention attendees are thrilled by the roar of motorcycles at the world's only Harley-Davidson Museum, where indoor and outdoor spaces accommodate groups of up to 15,000. Located on 20 lush acres overlooking the Menomonee River and housed in

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Discovery World

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A wonderland of cutting-edge exhibits and aquatic adventure awaits visitors on Milwaukee's waterfront. Discovery World is set in an architecturally stunning, modernist building overlooking Lake Michigan. It sparks visitors' imagination with 120,000

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

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One of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art gambling properties in the Midwest, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino significantly raised the stakes with its $150 million, 381-room hotel, which opened in September 2014. Construction began in late 2017

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Milwaukee Public Market

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The Milwaukee Public Market has been named one of the top indoor markets by Frommer's. It features vendors selling everything from ethnic and specialty foods, bread, and baked goods to flowers, wine, and spirits, as well as seafood and locally grown,

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Milwaukee Public Museum

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Founded in 1882, this world-renowned natural history museum in downtown Milwaukee features more than 6 million artifacts and specimens throughout its 150,000 square feet of exhibit space. Themed galleries range from human history and anthropology to

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Milwaukee County Zoo

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One of the finest zoos in the country with more than 2,275 animals from 350 species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles, the Milwaukee County Zoo is located on 200 acres of lush, green parkland and attracts more than 1.3 million

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Mitchell Park Horticulture Conservatory

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A peaceful oasis known affectionately as “The Domes,” the Mitchell Park Horticulture Conservatory features three beehive-shaped, 85-foot-high glass domes. The Arid Dome contains one of the world's finest collections of cacti, succulents, shrubs, and

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Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion

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Dating back to 1892, the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion is hailed as the finest Flemish Renaissance revival mansion in America. Located in downtown Milwaukee, the mansion is the former home of Frederick Pabst, a brewing magnate, sea captain,

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Grohmann Museum

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One of the most fascinating museums in the city, the Grohmann Museum at the Milwaukee School of Engineering houses the 800 European and American paintings and sculptures in the Man at Work art collection, the world's most comprehensive collection

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Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

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Overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan on Milwaukee's east side, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum was designed and built in the style of an Italian Renaissance villa by architect David Adler in 1923. It features fine and decorative arts dating

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Mader's Restaurant

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No trip to the city would be complete without a taste of old Milwaukee from the award-winning Mader's Restaurant. A Milwaukee institution since 1902, Mader's Restaurant serves up home-cooked traditional German fare in a welcoming Old World atmosphere

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Milwaukee for Foodies

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Foodies, rejoice! You can travel the globe by way of your palate without ever leaving Milwaukee! From ethnic specialties to farm-to-table food to James Beard Award winners, the wide range of choices lets you indulge your passion for amazing

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Lakefront Brewery Fish Fry

Dating all the way back to the late 1800s, the Friday night fish fry is a beloved Milwaukee institution. Extremely popular among the locals, some form of Friday night fish fry is served in just about every restaurant in the city, including the

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Milwaukee RiverWalk

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Visitors should take time out for a leisurely stroll down the Milwaukee RiverWalk, which was the recipient of a 2017-18 Global Award of Excellence by the Urban Land Institute and was included on the list of Top 10 Great Public Spaces by the American

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Edelweiss Boat Tours

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Milwaukee River Cruise Line operates the Edelweiss Boats — European-style cruise boats that host narrated sightseeing tours, lunches and dinners, cocktail cruises, and late-night party cruises. The boats cruise through the downtown and lakefront

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Milwaukee Neighborhoods

The revitalization of the Historic Third Ward, a turn-of-the-century warehouse and manufacturing district, has earned it comparisons to New York's trendy SoHo neighborhood. Home to the Milwaukee Public Market and a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife

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Summerfest and the Ethnic Festivals

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Milwaukee's lineup of ethnic and music festivals has the city dancing on tabletops all summer long. Known as the “City of Festivals,” Milwaukee lives up to the name with 10 fun-filled festivals in downtown parks and the 75-acre lakeside Henry Maier

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Miller Brewery Tour

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No trip to the “Brew City” would be complete without a taste of what made Milwaukee great. Visitors who take the Miller Brewery Tour experience America's oldest major brewery, which is now part of MillerCoors. It gives guests an in-depth

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Colectivo on the Lake

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Located across from the McKinley Marina on Lake Michigan, the historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station is now home to Colectivo on the Lake. Built in 1888 in the city's signature “cream city brick,” Colectivo is a locally owned coffee

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Milwaukee Kayak Company

Paddle the Milwaukee River for a good workout and a unique urban perspective.

Bublr Bikes bikeshare

Explore Milwaukee's downtown area, diverse neighborhoods, and beautiful green lakefront on a Bublr Bike. More than 60 stations around town make it easy and fun!

 
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