Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular location to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” However, you may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10″ and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, “Walking Tours” of many of these destinations may be available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Milwaukee is known for beer. Several breweries were established here and some remain. However, the city offers much more than “suds” to tourists who bother to sample its environs. Include Milwaukee in your midwestern plans for at least the following reasons:
1. Marquette University occupies a large section of the downtown. The grounds of the university attract many visitors.
2. Milwaukee’s revitalized riverfront pays tribute to the Fonz, of Happy Days, a popular sitcom which was filmed here.
3. Captain Frederick Pabst established the Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee. His former home is open to tourists.
4. Of course, a brewery tour is a necessary stop for all visitors to Milwaukee. The Miller Brewery is just outside the city center and offers free tours and sampling.