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What to do in Milwaukee

First-time visitors come to Milwaukee expecting beer and bratwurst. After all, beer has played a central role in this city since German beer-makers (think Miller, Pabst, and Schlitz) were first drawn to the waters of Lake Michigan in 1844. To this day, the German influence persists, especially in the neighborhood of Old World Third Street, home to sausage shops and century-old restaurants. But the city has experienced a cultural renaissance that started when Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava expanded the Milwaukee Art Museum. His innovative design¬—all panes of glass and bright white tiles—sits on Lake Michigan’s edge and has wings at its top that can flap up and down. You might say Milwaukee has taken flight. Now, you can enjoy “Miller Time” or a glass of wine.

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