Milwaukee's Great Lake
Set on the coast of Lake Michigan and located at the confluence of three rivers, Milwaukee is truly a water city.
Home to more than 150 water technology companies, the United Nations has recognized the city as an international hub for water research and technology. From special outings to free time in the urban outdoors, your attendees will love getting out on the water here on the “Third Coast.”
Get Out On The Water
There’s a reason they call Lake Michigan a “great” lake; one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, it really gives the city a coastal vibe…beaches and surfing included! Bradford Beach, located right downtown, was named one of Travel Channel's top 11 city beaches.
Several tour companies offer sightseeing, dining and cocktail cruises along the Milwaukee River and out into Lake Michigan and the harbor. The venue of choice for many local special events, let your attendees feel the cool lake breeze and take in a view of the city like no other. A sail as part of the crew of the S/V Denis Sullivan, a three-masted Great Lakes schooner, is the perfect summertime team-building experience. And if your group is on the sportier side, a kayak trip through the heart of the city is a team-building experience they’ll never forget.
Enjoy The View
Want to admire the water from your venue? The Milwaukee Art Museum is built to suggest a great, white ship, the prow extending toward Lake Michigan, and Discovery World’s Pilot House provides a spectacular 360-degree view of the lake and downtown skyline.
But you don’t have to meet at the lakefront to give everyone a chance to enjoy it; Lake Michigan is just over a mile away from the Wisconsin Center, an easy walk straight down Wisconsin Avenue. The Milwaukee RiverWalk also winds through downtown alongside the Milwaukee River, connecting the Beerline B neighborhood to the trendy Historic Third Ward. This pedestrian walkway passes the city’s best riverfront pubs and nightlife and features over 20 pieces of public art.
Forget the idea of a land-locked Midwestern destination – Milwaukee has a way of making even the coastal folks feel right at home.
Explore The Third Coast
Get up close and personal with Milwaukee's waterways:
- Water Adventures: Explore the many ways to enjoy outdoor urban adventure!