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Humboldt Park is located in the Bay View neighborhood and is one of the best parks to fish, bike, walk or to just relax. The park is well-manicured and always buzzing with activity, the nearby Pavilion is available for events and you can even rent the bandshell for your own private occasion. In the summer, one of the small ponds is stocked with fish and it's the perfect spot to introduce the art of fishing to the kids.
This Basilica is located in the Lincoln Village neighborhood south of downtown and it is dedicated to Roman Catholicism. When it was built in 1901, the congregation was primarily the Polish immigrant community and named after the Polish martyr Josephat Kuncevyc. The architecture is beautiful, reminiscent of St. Peter's in Rome, albeit on a smaller scale and it is open daily for both mass as well as just to visit.
The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is a huge expanse of lush green land that includes three domes built on the lines of a beehive that are connected to each other by a central lobby. Each of these domes has a diameter of 140 feet and a height of 85 feet! These domes harbor a plethora of plant life from all the continents of the world under their canopies. The Arid Dome houses a collection of cacti, shrubs and other plants that are native to different deserts in the African and the American Continents. The Tropical Dome features plants and flowers found in the tropical areas and rainforests, while the Floral Show Dome offers seasonal displays of various plants. The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory also hosts flower shows and special events based on various themes. Check website for prices and other details.
Located in the Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, an internationally-renowned horticultural showplace, these gardens are named after Alfred Boerner who designed the original five gardens Annual, Perennial, Rock, Rose and Peony in 1930. The garden allows gardeners, students and plant lovers to take in the colors and scents of a variety of collections. The garden also offers meetings, catering facilities, art, photography, concerts, learning programs and weddings. For pricing and seasonal information, refer their website.
Miller Park is what a traditional baseball diamond should be. This park was designed with baseball as the primary sport in mind and it is superbly built with its retractable roof to protect from inclement weather. The roof opens and shuts in a quick ten minutes and it seats about 45,000 people at various levels in the arena. It has a split-bowl concept where the seats hang over others slightly—this gives fans a clearer view of the game. They also have excellent amenities such as a brewpub, open-air patios, a Hall of Fame and a children's area.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, one of several institutions of higher eduction located in the city of Milwaukee, is an accredited (and highly esteemed) university offering degrees (11 in total) in design, architecture, painting, sculpture and photography, to name a few. The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design is actually the successor to the Layton School of Art. The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design's mission is to help students to "discover and realize their creative potential." The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design is located in the historic Third Ward not far from the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design.
Also known as the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, this park is a local favorite. It is located in downtown Milwaukee along the Lake Michigan shoreline and it hosts many of the city's festivals, including Summerfest. Moreover, this 80-plus acre park has five permanent stages and an amphitheater which makes it the most sought-after space for outdoor concerts. It is also a popular spot for locals to come and walk their dogs in the mornings if conditions allow.
Located in the Avenues West area of the city, the Tripoli Shrine Temple is one of Milwaukee's most interesting landmarks. This beautiful structure is actually an architectural replica of the Taj Mahal. In 1928 it earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it is home to the Milwaukee Shriners. The Shriners, or Shrine Masons, are an international fraternity belonging to the "Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine." The Tripoli Shrine Temple is a popular venue for wedding receptions, banquets and other private events.
The Church of the Gesu is a Catholic Jesuit church located on the campus of Marquette University. This astonishing church is actually over a century old--it was built back in the 1890s. Gesu is the Italian name for Jesus. This name was chosen to honor the Church of Gesu in Rome, the burial place of St. Ignatius Loyal, the founder of the Jesuit Society. This church, like many in Milwaukee, earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1975 is was designated a Milwaukee landmark.
Located in the Avenues West neighborhood of Milwaukee, Marquette University is a private, coeducational Jesuit university. Founded in 1881, Marquette is one of 28 institutions in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Marquette is also Wisconsin's largest private university. It was founded by John Martin Henni who was the first Catholic bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The university is named after Father Jacques Marquette, S.J., a 17th-century missionary and explorer. Marquette's beautiful campus is home to the St. Joan of Arc Chapel, a Medieval French chapel that made its way to the US all the way from its original location in Chasse, France. The campus is also home to the Haggerty Museum of Art featuring works from various artistic periods and styles.
This tiny French chapel was originally built in the 15th Century and moved stone-by-stone to the United States in 1927. It was reconstructed on Long Island after many protests from the French government, then it was eventually given to Marquette University and reconstructed once again, this time in Milwaukee. The chapel was officially dedicated to St. Joan of Arc on May 26, 1966 and today visitors make sure to stop by and appreciate this tiny gem.
The central branch of the Milwaukee Public Library is a beautiful, ornate building located in downtown Milwaukee. The library has fairly extensive hours, so there is plenty of time for members to appreciate the rooms and rooms of publications. The library also has a special section devoted to children's literature, and the library even organizes summer camps. It's the perfect way to spark your child's interest in reading. There are also computer classes, and used book sales.