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91 Things to do in MKE in the New Year!


It's a new year! This year the Ambassador Hotel turns 91 years old! In honor of "91 Years of Memories" we thought it would be fun to put together a list of "91 Things to do in Milwaukee" in hopes that our guests, friends and followers will make their own memories with family and friends this year!

Milwaukee has so much to offer no matter what your interests are! Milwaukee has everything from professional sports teams, museums, theaters, event venues, art galleries, an award winning park system, historic neighborhoods, excellent shopping and more! The possibilities are endless!

How many of these ideas can you fit into 2019? Print our list and check off the things you want to do this year! Time to start planning!

  1. Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum and watch the "wings" of the Calatrava raise and lower

  2. Pretend to feel the wind on your hair on a Milwaukee-made motorcycle at the Harley-Davidson Museum

  3. Attend a concert at the NEW Fiserv Forum

  4. Walk the "Streets of Old Milwaukee" at the Milwaukee Public Museum

  5. Tour the historic Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion (our neighbor...just steps from the hotel!)

  6. Go on a brewery tour (Lakefront Brewery, Third Space, City Lights, Miller...)

  7. Go on a Distillery Tour (Great Lakes Distillery, Central Standard Distillery, Twisted Path...)

  8. Rock out to your favorite band at Summerfest, the world's largest music festival

  9. Watch Irish dancers and enjoy Irish fare at Milwaukee Irishfest, the largest Irish ethnic festival in the world (We are proud partners of Irishfest!)

  10. Go on a cheese factory tour at Clockshadow Creamery

  11. Purchase a piece of original artwork for your collection at the Lakefront Festival of the Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum

  12. Watch the live glockenspiel at Milwaukee's German Fest

  13. Take a gondola ride and play bocce ball at Festa Italiana

  14. Dance to the polka at Polish Fest

  15. Watch an authentic, traditional pow wow at Indian Summer Festival

  16. Watch a drag show at Pridefest

  17. Eat everything on a stick and visit all of the farm animals at Wisconsin State Fair

  18. "Storm the Bastille" and visit the Eiffel Tower at Bastille Days

  19. Visit three distinct climates at the Mitchell Park Domes

  20. Catch a fly ball at a Milwaukee Brewers Game

  21. Cheer on Marquette University at a Basketball Game (We are a proud sponsor of Marquette Athletics! Eat or drink in Gin Rickey or The Fitz before the game and take advantage of our free shuttle to and from the Fiserv Forum!)

  22. Win money at Potowatomi Bingo & Casino

  23. Shop and eat at the Milwaukee Public Market

  24. Go to a Milwaukee Buck's Game at the Fiserv Forum

  25. Visit the Safe House - Do you know the password?

  26. Laugh it up at Comedy Sportz

  27. Say "Heyyyy" to the The Bronze Fonz

  28. Attend a Milwaukee Wave soccer game (We are the OFFICIAL hotel of the Milwaukee Wave!)

  29. Go snow tubing at The Roc sports complex

  30. Stroll along the Milwaukee Riverwalk

  31. Have a "beach day" at Bradford Beach

  32. Learn and explore at Discovery World

  33. Be a kid again at Betty Brinn Children's Museum

  34. Listen to a performance by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

  35. Go to a Broadway show at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (We are a PROUD sponsor of the MC!)

  36. Visit the Milwaukee County Historical Society to learn about the MKE of yesteryear

  37. Go on a Milwaukee Ghost Tour

  38. Bike the Oak Leaf Trail

  39. Hike the Hank Aaron State Trail

  40. Close Wolski's (and earn that iconic bumper sticker!)

  41. Discover local artists at one of the year's "Gallery Nights"

  42. Attend a Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Game

  43. Attend a Brew City Bruisers Roller Derby Bout

  44. Attend a convention at the Wisconsin Center (Bead & Button Show, Milwaukee Anime...)

  45. Spend a day at the Milwaukee County Zoo

  46. Visit the Urban Ecology Center

  47. Go boutique Shopping in the Third Ward

  48. Catch a movie at the IMAX Theater to feel like you are IN the action!

  49. Visit all of the sculptures on Wisconsin Avenue displayed by "Sculpture Milwaukee"

  50. Climb the Northpointe Lighthouse

  51. Kayak down the Milwaukee River

  52. Rent a Bubblr Bike

  53. Fly a Kite at Veteran's Park - Don't have a kite? Shop at our partner, The Gift of Wings!

  54. Rent a pedal carriage, tandem bike or pedal go kart at Veteran's Park

  55. Catch a performance at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

  56. Have a favorite Milwaukee treat at historic Leon's Frozen Custard

  57. Gaze at the starts at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

  58. Visit the War Memorial

  59. Play beach volleyball at Bradford Beach

  60. Rent a paddle boat at the Veteran's park lagoon

  61. Take a carriage ride through downtown Milwaukee

  62. Have a picnic in one of our gorgeous county parks next to a pond or waterfall

  63. Go on a Milwaukee River Cruise / Edleweiss Cruise

  64. Gather your friends and rent a "Pedal Tavern"

  65. Visit the historic Basilica of St. Josephat to view the famous dome

  66. Catch a performance at In-Tandem Theater (We are a proud partner of the In- Tandem Theater - Visit Gin Rickey or The Fitz before the performance and take advantage of our free shuttle to and from the show!)

  67. Bowl in the country's oldest sanctioned 10 pin bowling alley at the Holler House

  68. Visit a beer garden in one of Milwaukee County Parks

  69. Have a picnic and sip wine at Jazz in the Park on a Thursday evening in the Summer

  70. View a show at the Riverside Theater

  71. Take in the magic of the holidays on a holiday lights tour of downtown Milwaukee during November and December...Make a night of it and also catch the Holiday Lights Show in Miller Valley and the displays put on for charity at Candy Cane Lane!

  72. Challenge your friends to a dual at "Game Show Showdown"

  73. Jump until you drop at Skyzone trampoline park

  74. Go to a performance at the Pabst Theater

  75. Go ice skating at the Petit National Ice Center or at Red Arrow Park

  76. Go on a Milwaukee Food Tour

  77. Take a ride on "The Hop"

  78. Go shopping at Bayshore Towne Center

  79. Go to River Rhythms at Pere Marquette Park

  80. Stroll the Boerner Botanical Gardens

  81. See how high you can climb at Adventure Rock

  82. Attend the Milwaukee Lakefront Kite Festival in Veteran's Park

  83. Take a Rickshaw Ride from Cream City Rickshaw

  84. Watch an outdoor movie in Pere Marquette Park or at Discovery World in the Summer

  85. Visit the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

  86. Attend a film screening during the Milwaukee Film Festival

  87. Attend a concert at The Rave / Eagle's Ballroom

  88. Work with your friends to escape at "Escape the Room Milwaukee"

  89. Play a round of golf at one of the Milwaukee County public golf courses

  90. Enjoy the sunshine and heat of Summer...Go swimming at Cool Waters or Curry Park outdoor waterparks

  91. Take the "Polar Bear Plunge" on New Year's Day 2020 at Milwaukee's Lakefront

To be honest...we could have kept going! This list could be virtually endless! What a time to live, work and play in MKE!

Don't forget that when you eat or drink at Gin Rickey, Deco Cafe or The Fitz before any event, show, game, etc. in downtown Milwaukee you can keep your car parked FREE at the hotel and take advantage of our FREE shuttle! Our shuttle will drop you off at the door of the venue and will pick you up after the event is over! Of course, our shuttle is also available to all of our hotel guests to anywhere in the downtown Milwaukee area!

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