The Milwaukee Guide to Summer

Guide to summer in Milwaukee

Summer in Wisconsin has officially arrived and this is your Ultimate Guide to Summer in Milwaukee. We’ve got a roundup of festivals that made Milwaukee famous, our favorite parks, pools and splash pads, ice cream, area outings and road trips, local restaurant guides and so much more. Pin it now and use it all Summer long and be sure to share it with your friends. Let’s all enjoy these warm Summer months to their fullest! This year’s Milwaukee Guide to Summer is sponsored by Old World Wisconsin

How to use this guide:

Each image leads to either a full guide, a list of local spots, or to an article with details on a summer outing or activity for you or your kids. Click on each image to find more info. Happy Summer!

Featured Summer Attraction: Old World Wisconsin

Take a refreshing step outside the 21st century as you go on a time travel adventure this summer at Old World Wisconsin. Highlights include:

Weekend Experience

· Catch Wheel Fever! Take a spin on a 19th century tricycle or peddle a High-Wheeler around the Wheelman’s Track.

· Crossroads Village: From the blacksmith shop to the general store, the villa is bustling with opportunities to explore small town life.

· Life on the Farm: Roll up your sleeves and help with 19th century chores and farm work, just remember, there’s no electricity allowed!

· Scandinavian Homesteads: Attend lessons in a one-room schoolhouse and try your hand at the tools that helped pioneers survive on Wisconsin’s early frontier.

Weekday Experience

June 10-August 29 (Monday-Thursday)

Our new weekday experience, at just $5 a person, will set you free to roam our 600 acres through self-guided walking tours or a scenic tram ride. Our self-guided walking tours highlight the architecture, gardens, nature, and kid’s activities you can explore at your own pace on site. Enjoy walking on miles of trails, snap photos of our beautiful grounds, bird watch, or even bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy as a family! For an additional $5 a person, take a tram tour led by a staff member. This guided tour provides hands-on activities and access to select buildings.

To learn more and purchase tickets visit:

Sticking around this summer? Looking for FREE family fun with awesome activities? Join us for the MKE Kids at Play Summer Play Date Series at The Corners of Brookfield!

FREE Summer Bucket List Printable

The 2019 Summer Bucket List has more than 100 ideas to keep your summer exciting! This quick printable is a great way to come up with ideas at a glance, but there are plenty more on the full post HERE


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