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Hotels: Milwaukee

Relax with a massage at the Iron Horse Hotel, a 100-room boutique hotel catering to bikers and business travelers. 


Sample from more than 175 local cheeses at Wisconsin Cheese Mart, then walk a few doors down to Usinger’s for a sausage fix.

Sip a Shovelhead—a cocktail made with vodka, lemonade, and Chambord—inspired by the Harley engine, at Motor, the Harley-Davidson Museum’s on-site restaurant. 

Pair your beer with a bratwurst topped with spicy brown mustard at Horny Goat Brewing Co

Celebrate Kopp’s Frozen Custard’s 60-year anniversary by digging into a specialty sundae. 

Chug a frothy root beer at Sprecher Brewing Company

Sample award-winning microbrews at Lakefront Brewery. We recommend the Wheat Monkey, a light wheat ale known for its crispness and hint of citrus.

Hit Sugar Maple (414.481.2393), a bar known for its wide assortment of microbrews on tap—60 total. Order the Wisconsin-made New Glarus Brewing Co. Raspberry Tart to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Cultural Attractions:Milwaukee

Follow the life of beer baron Frederick Pabst at the 20,000-square-foot Pabst Mansion. 

Eyeball a meteorite, tiny shoes from the Lilliputian Opera Company, and other oddities at the Milwaukee Public Museum’s newest exhibit, “Cabinets of Curiosity: Wondrous Objects and Extraordinary Stories From the Museum’s Collections” through Apr. 1.

Fun Stuff:Milwaukee

Cruise around town on a bike from EagleRider Motorcycle Rental ($150 per day). 

Stop by MillerCoors and visit Miller’s shipping center, as big as five football fields, and the Miller Caves, built in 1849 as a refrigeration facility. Cap off the visit with a few swigs of Miller Lite at the Bavarian-esque Miller Inn on the site.

Browse for seafood, preserves, and fresh-baked bread at the Milwaukee Public Market, a year-round, indoor farmers’ market located in the city’s Historic Third Ward district. 

Take a two-hour cheese-making class at Cedarburg Homebrew and Wine in Cedarburg, a bedroom community 20 miles north of Milwaukee.

Get your road hog on with the Back Roads Tour, a 90-minute, every-Friday, behind-the-scenes look into the motorcycle museum’s archives ($25) Harley-Davidson Museum.





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