#LaPresse: “Special offers in Milwaukee | Charles-Édouard Carrier “
On the shores of Lake Michigan and crossed by the Milwaukee River, the city of Milwaukee attracts tourists curious to reconnect with its industrial past that tells the story of the twentieth century in America. ]
For the unique architecture: Milwaukee Art Museum
Photo Jeff Millies, provided by the Milwaukee Art Museum
Discovering a unique architecture
Milwaukee Art Museum
Impossible to travel along Lake Michigan without noticing the large white structures of the Milwaukee Art Museum which rise in the sky and take the form of large sails. Of the few objects exhibited in 1888 in the very first Milwaukee Art Gallery, today a collection of more than 30,000 works has been accumulated over the past 125 years. Among the Monet, Degas, Picasso or Warhol, there are also works of several great local and national artists in painting, sculpture, drawing and photography. The museum hosts more than 400,000 visitors annually. The museum's newest pavilion, the Quadracci, was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava and opened in 2001.
700 North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee
Historic Third Ward
Picture Kristin Amenson, provided by Historic Third Ward Association.
Discovering the industrial past
Historic Third Ward
The area is known for being the designated destination for arts and fashion in Milwaukee. Located on the banks of the river and surrounded by enchanting scenery that highlights the working and industrial roots of Wisconsin's largest city, local designer boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars and live entertainment venues follow. You can visit the area on foot, alone or with a guide. Among other things, it will be learned that the area was almost completely destroyed by the flames in 1892 and that the reconstruction took nearly four decades. Today, gentrification has transformed this industrial quadrangle into one of Milwaukee's most sought-after areas.
Photo provided by the Harley-Davidson Museum
The local legend on two wheels
The Harley-Davidson brand and the city of Milwaukee are virtually indissociable. The company was founded by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson in a small garage of only 3 meters by 5 meters. Although the museum attracts mainly motorcyclists, a visit within its walls is also a plunge into the history of a workers' America marked by great upheavals. Inside, more than 450 motorcycles and collectibles unveil themselves on the timeline, from the first prototypes of pre-1903 to the latest technologies. To complete the Harley-Davidson experience, visitors can also visit the manufacturing facility within a twenty minute drive. A shuttle connects the two sites.
400 West Canal Street, Milwaukee