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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:16:01 CDT


Island Resort is an Upper Peninsula oasis of fun

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDT

It's hard to believe there's a full-service resort, hotel and casino out amid the wooded roads of the Upper Peninsula, but then the Island Resort and Casino, in Harris, Michigan, appears and it looks like an oasis of fun in a quiet rural area.

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My culinary travel bucket list

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:15:00 CDT

I love to travel. Recently I was thinking about places I'd especially like to visit for the food and these four places - each on a different continent - came to mind for a variety of reasons.

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5 reasons Billings is a good jumping-off point to Yellowstone

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:02:00 CDT

There are a number of ways to get from Milwaukee to Yellowstone National Park by air - and if you haven't been there, you definitely should get to Yellowstone National Park somehow. Here are five reasons that you should fly to Billings when you visit Yellowstone.

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New MPM exhibit reveals Wisconsin's secrets

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:28:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will unveil some of Wisconsin's best-kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin: Unseen. Unknown. Uncovered." on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announces update on the Domes

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:40:00 CDT

Work to install mesh safety netting at the Tropical Dome, a short-term fix to ensure the safety of the public and Domes employees as the County explores a long-term solution to the challenges at the Domes, was completed on Sept. 23.

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Iron Horse Hotel celebrates 8 years

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:08:00 CDT

The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., turns 8 years old this month and to will host a variety of daily activities to celebrate throughout September.

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Take me down to the ballgame: A Brewers fan guide to Cubs territory

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDT

During a recent I-94 series, I went to Wrigley and spotted a few Brewers fans. But just a few. There's hardly a better place to road trip to a ballgame than the Windy City. Here are some tips for a sports-fueled jaunt to see the Brewers face the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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Mitchell Airport unveils new "Wherever Your Heart Desires" rebranding campaign

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:36:00 CDT

Mitchell Airport is launching a new rebranding and ad campaign to spread the message for travelers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois that MKE is the choice airport to take them "Wherever Your Heart Desires."

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Black Hawk Motel offers "modern retro" Dells experience

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:04:00 CDT

Although Wisconsin Dells has become synonymous with waterparks over the past couple of decades, some vacationers seek a taste of the past. The funky Black Hawk Motel, built in 1945, is still owned by the same family that opened it.

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DIY Door County

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:09:00 CDT

I've said it for years. Door County means different things to different people. Whether your idea of this magical peninsula is nature or adventure, shopping or relaxing, friends or family - or a mix of everything above, one storyline arcs above all the rest: Door County is what you make it.

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North Point Lighthouse is putting on a fresh face

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:45:00 CDT

North Point Lighthouse is receiving a facelift with its first complete house and tower painting since it was restored over 10 years ago. The $23,500 project includes cleaning, repairing and replacing wood and materials where needed, and painting the keeper's quarters museum and the lighthouse tower.

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From Milwaukee, Wis. to Milwaukie, Ore.

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:02:00 CDT

During a recent first visit to Portland, Ore., OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder, naturally, felt compelled to visit nearby city Milwaukie and compare and contrast it with "our" Milwaukee. Check out 14 photos of Milwaukie, Ore.

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There's more to the Milwaukee County Zoo than meets the eye

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:02:00 CDT

There's nothing like kids to get you out to the zoo. Since the little ones arrived, I've come to know the Milwaukee County Zoo intimately. But on a recent visit, I learned that there was plenty I hadn't yet seen or experienced at the zoo.

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Kohler Co. announces hotel expansion for Inn on Woodlake

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:26:00 CDT

Kohler Co. today announced expansion plans for Destination Kohler's boutique hotel, Inn on Woodlake. The three-diamond property will undergo an expansion and renovation through late 2016 and 2017, adding multi-bedroom units and common spaces.

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Tyjeski's walking tour takes in East Side terra cotta

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:52:00 CDT

Walker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.

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People you'll meet on Oak Leaf Trail

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:02:00 CDT

Once partly old railroad rights of way, Milwaukee's 118-mile paved Oak Leaf Trail winds throughout the county and is used everyday by people of all sorts - whether to commute, to get exercise or just to have fun.

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Milwaukee County Parks pools guide, 2016

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:14:00 CDT

It's a good time to remind you that the Milwaukee County Parks System has a great selection of water-based recreational opportunities, including public pools. And whether you test the waters first or jump right in, check out our public pool guide.

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Experiencing China ... in Chicago

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:03:00 CDT

The Windy City has a vibrant and fun Chinatown neighborhood just south of Downtown, but there are other ways to experience Chinese culture in Chicago, too. Here are some ways visitors of all ages can celebrate Chinese culture in Chicago.

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The terror of travel

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:26:00 CDT

The more I fly, the less I enjoy it. Sure, I like the feeling of freedom, of being out roaming and seeing the world and experiencing new places. But last night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport really shakes me.

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Connect with nature at the Kettle Moraine Forest

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:36:00 CDT

Escape the city for the lush forests and solace of Northern Wisconsin - without the long drive - when you travel to the Kettle Moraine Forest. There's a vast habitat to explore given that the southern unit spans 30 miles, from Dousman Village to Whitewater.

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Let's go fly a kite

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:02:00 CDT

Whether your kite soars through the sky or refuses to get off the ground, a kite-flying trip to the lakefront and Gift of Wings is a wonderful way to not only get outside but also bring a few childhood memories back to life.

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Get your OnMilwaukee Bublr on

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:02:00 CDT

From the very beginning, OnMilwaukee's been an advocate for bike sharing in greater Milwaukee. And today, we're super excited to jump on board in a new capacity. Yes, people, you can now ride your very own OnMilwaukee Bublr bike. So hop on!

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7 photos from Grant Park's "haunted" Seven Bridges

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:15:00 CDT

At Seven Bridges there's a covered bridge with the inscription "Enter this wild wood and view the haunts of nature" and the witchy words are, in part, why the park is said to be haunted. OnMilwaukee was there today but, unfortunately, didn't experience anything supernatural.

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Summer trip to Spring Green provides world-class theater and plenty more

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:03:00 CDT

Summer in Wisconsin offers dozens of quick trips that are filled with experiences new and memorable, and one of the best possible trips revolves around the lauded American Players Theater up in Spring Green.

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7 places to have a geocache adventure in Milwaukee

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:02:00 CDT

Whether you are a resident of Milwaukee or just visiting, you can discover and learn more about the city by brushing up on your navigation skills and going on a geocache adventure. Here are seven places to do just that.

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Lake Geneva getaway packs in food, fun, magic and adventure

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:03:00 CDT

Less than an hour from Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a beautiful vacation destination for a day trip, weekend getaway or full-on family vacation. Whether you're on water or land, there is plenty to do and see in this quaint and historic resort town.

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Mitchell Airport baggage claim earns LEED certification

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:33:00 CDT

Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport has been notified that the Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Recommended BRT route could save riders more than 100 hours a year

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:15:00 CDT

After public meetings, transit modeling and route analysis, an alignment has been recommended as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit route. Analysis shows that an end to end trip could take as little as 35 minutes, which is more than 30% faster than a bus in mixed traffic.

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How to avoid bloodsucking bedbugs when traveling

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:04:00 CDT

The disturbing fact is, bedbugs are found everywhere - from cheap flop houses to the most opulent hotels. Randy Rupert, team leader of Batzner Pest Control's bedbug services, shares tips on how to prevent bringing these vampire bugs home from hotels.

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Local biker goes on multi-state pie tour

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:01:00 CDT

Last weekend, Sarah Berg once again came down with an acute case of wanderlust and decided it was time to hop on her BMW motorcycle and get out of Dodge. So she went in search of delicious slices of pie and drove 1,000 miles by the end of the weekend.

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Kohl's Thank You Thursday means free admission at Milwaukee Public Museum

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:01:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Kohl's Thank You Thursday, a partnership offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month, will continue into 2017. The new schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 2.

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Geek out at Medieval Times

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:03:00 CDT

My family and I decided to head to Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend to visit Medieval Times, one of nine locations in the chain, to find out - among other things - what would happen if we asked for a fork. Turns out, 'twas a beauteous adventure and better food experience than expected.

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Pamper yourself during your vacation after the family vacation

Thu, 19 May 2016 09:03:00 CDT

Nearby Chicago is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway filled with, well, whatever you want, even if what you want is not a whole lot of planning, but just time to relax.

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Sneak peek: 14 views of the progress at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Tue, 17 May 2016 15:02:00 CDT

We got a peek inside the new Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, slated to open in the Third Ward this summer, including looks at the spaces that will host the Tre Rivali restaurant and the rooftop Outsider bar.

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Amtrak Hiawatha Service offers free weekend travel for kids this summer

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:36:00 CDT

If you needed an excuse to take the family down to Chicago for a weekend this summer, here's one: Now through Aug. 28, kids can ride the Amtrak Hiawatha Service train between Milwaukee and Chicago on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for free.

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Sign me up: Camp Halcyon, aka summer camp for adults

Mon, 9 May 2016 18:01:00 CDT

Summer camp may be just a fond, faded memory in your head -- nostalgic and missed. But a new camp aims to bring that fantastic feeling back just for you -- as an adult!

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New Milwaukee tourism numbers show increases in 2015

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:00 CDT

According to numbers released this morning by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 2015 showed gains in tourism revenue for the Greater Milwaukee area.

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Lake Express Ferry begins service season on April 29

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:46:00 CDT

The Lake Express Ferry is launching its 13th season of service on Friday, April 29, providing modern high-speed ferry service from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Mich.

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Lake Express collects bikes in exchange for ferry tickets

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:15:00 CDT

Last year, Lake Express - the ferry that runs between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich. - collected over 700 donated bicycles in exchange for tickets on the ferry. This Friday, they'll be at it again, accepting used bike donations for trips across the lake.

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#WeWant: Milwaukee staycation edition

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:01:00 CDT

The staycation is a special thing - especially in Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorite things to do while taking one!

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Milwaukee Marriott Downtown beats in the heart of it all

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:01:00 CDT

With more and more new Downtown lodging options built every day, how is the Marriott - albeit a new one - worthy of your hard-earned dollars? By simply doing all the right things right.

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5 reasons Milwaukee's excited about The Kimpton Journeyman

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:02:00 CDT

A number of new hotels are on the horizon for Milwaukee, but the new Kimpton property -- the first in town -- is among the most anticipated. The Journeyman, on the corner of Broadway and Chicago, should be open by late June. Here are some features attracting the most attention.

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Milwaukee Boat Line almost ready to rock

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:10:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Boat Line has three boats, all of which are getting remodeled in time for the season. The staff will soon move into Milwaukee's only "floating office" inside the historic Iroquois.

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Ambassador Hotel a charming old gem that's been polished to feel new

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:31:00 CDT

The Ambassador Hotel is an establishment existing in charmingly colorful contrast with itself. The Milwaukee landmark, which has been a fixture on the west side of Downtown for nearly 90 years, is an intriguing juxtaposition of many things all at once.

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New boutique and suite hotels keep coming to Downtown Milwaukee

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 11:03:00 CDT

Hotel rooms are expanding with openings imminent or on the drawing board for the near future. Perhaps the one drawing the most attention is the Klimpton Journeyman Hotel, scheduled to open in the Historic Third Ward in June.

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Approachable Victorian elegance awaits at The Pfister Hotel

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:03:00 CDT

For the many dozens of times I've visited the historic Pfister Hotel - for meetings, meals, weddings and drinks - until prepping for OnMilwaukee Hotel Week, I never spent an overnight at this Victorian masterpiece. Cross that off my bucket list - and I didn't even have to meet a ghost to do it.

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Step back into the 1920s at The Plaza Hotel

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Charming. It's a word I repeated a multitude of times to myself during a recent stay at The Plaza Hotel, a 1920s vintage hotel I'm certain is often overlooked all too often by travelers to the Cream City.

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Sheridan House serves up scrumptious serenity

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:31:00 CDT

There are many reasons why we are now smitten with the Sheridan House, located at 5133 N. Lake Dr. in Cudahy, but first and foremost, it is - hands down - the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed in.

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Times' Frugal Traveler features Milwaukee

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:23:00 CDT

"Cheap drinks, Midwestern soul food and a sensibility that incorporates equal parts worldliness with small-town friendliness." This is how a new New York Times' Frugal Traveler feature on Milwaukee ends. Quite fitting, I'd say.

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Whether for the future or right now, the Aloft is doing A-OK

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:06:00 CDT

Standing out in front of the Aloft, the view is not optimal - but only for now. The new Bucks arena and entertainment district will soon be moving in, and as long as Aloft keeps up its cozy and cool ways, it should right in the middle of it.

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