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The Best of Milwaukee at Our Hotel Near Miller Park

Whether you’re visiting Milwaukee for a week of family fun or for business, the Ambassador Inn at Marquette offers easy access to Milwaukee’s best attractions, shopping, cultural destinations, dining, nightlife and more.

You’ll find everything from museums and historic attractions to professional sports arenas, theaters, and events at Wisconsin State Fair Park, which is just a couple of miles from the hotel. The park's biggest event, the Wisconsin State Fair, brings eleven days of old-fashioned, family-style entertainment to Milwaukee every August, with food, shopping stalls and 30 stages of live entertainment. If you happen to be in town, this is a can’t-miss event.

You’ll also find the Milwaukee Mile, known as “America's Legendary Oval.” As the oldest continually operating motor speedway in the world, the Milwaukee Mile has hosted a hall of fame roster of motor sports icons, including A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

To help with your sightseeing planning, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular attractions in Milwaukee, many of which are accessible via the Ambassador’s complimentary downtown shuttle. For assistance with arranging tours or recommendations on things to see and experience, just stop by the front desk.

Pabst Mansion

The Pabst Mansion is a testament to the many successes of Captain Frederick Pabst, a world-famous beer baron, sea captain, real estate developer, philanthropist and patron of the arts. Learn about the history of Milwaukee as you explore this must-see mansion, which features elegant original furnishings, elaborate wall coverings and stunning stained glass.

For more information, visit the Pabst Mansion website

Milwaukee County Zoo

Nearly 2,000 rare and wild land and water animals make their home at the Milwaukee County Zoo, from a two-toed sloth to a pacific giant octopus to a vampire bat. A petting zoo, train rides, sea lion and raptor shows make a day at the zoo a day to remember.

For more information, visit Milwaukee County Zoo website

Miller Park

Since April 2001, Miller Park has been the home field of Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers. Discover the signature fan-shaped convertible roof, a color replay board measuring 48 feet wide and 37 feet tall on top of a matrix scoreboard measuring 76 feet by 32 feet, and four choices of front-row seats on four different levels.

For more information and the current Brewers' schedule, visit Milwaukee Brewers website

Mitchell Park Domes

Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle, and special floral gardens all under one roof – or under three domes – at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Encounter an incredible collection of cacti, succulents, shrubs and arid-land bulbs at the Arid Dome. Stroll through the Tropical Dome and be bedazzled by rainforest plants, orchids and colorful birds. Enter the Floral Show Dome and you'll be awash in gardens of color.

For more information, visit the Milwaukee County Parks website

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin

In a word, Discovery World is not easily described in a word. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, this complex and innovative attraction brings together a unique combination of educational, cultural and environmental programs for kids of all ages.
Experience a heaping helping of hands-on exhibits, fresh water and salt-water aquariums, live performance theater and state-of-the-art media.

For more information, visit the Discovery World website

Milwaukee Public Museum

To say the Milwaukee Public Museum is diverse would be an understatement of immense proportions –almost as immense as the 150,000-square-foot museum itself. Tour Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arctic, South and Middle America, the Pacific Island and a Costa Rican rainforest. Travel back in time to turn-of-the-century Milwaukee, to ancient Mediterranean civilizations, or more than 65 million years to witness the world's largest known dinosaur skull.

For more information, visit the Milwaukee Public Museum website

Milwaukee Mile

Milwaukee Mile began hosting motorized racing events in 1903, a full eight years before the first Indianapolis 500, making it the oldest continually operating motor speedway in the world. A virtual who's-who of motor sports' finest competitors have raced here Including:

  • Parnelli Jones
  • A.J. Foyt, Jimmy Clark
  • The Unser Family 
  • The Andretti Family 
  • Nigel Mansell,
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.

For more information, visit the Milwaukee Mile website

Milwaukee Art Museum

Since it first opened its doors in 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum has featured a far-reaching collection of works from antiquity to the present. Today, it boasts nearly 20,000 pieces in its permanent holdings.

Represented artists include:

  • Winslow Homer
  • Auguste Rodin
  • Edgar Degas
  • Claude Monet
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Jóan Miro
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Mark Rothko
  • Robert Gober
  • Andy Warhol

For more information, visit the Milwaukee Art Museum website

Wisconsin State Fair Park

Everything from garden shows to jewelry expos to harvest fairs come home to roost at Wisconsin State Fair Park from year to year. But the year's biggest event is the park's namesake. For 11 action-packed days in August, the Wisconsin State Fair brings fun family entertainment to Milwaukee. Enjoy food, shopping and 30 stages of local and national entertainment.

For more information, visit the Wisconsin State Fair Park website

Potawatomi Bingo Casino

Renowned throughout the world for its high-stakes bingo, Potawatomi pays out an amazing $50,000 daily in bingo alone. Thrill to other casino games such as blackjack, craps, roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. What's more, the Potawatomi now features live acts in a 500-seat cabaret-style dinner theater, specialty restaurants, and an information-packed heritage center complete with gift shop.

For more information, visit the Potawatomi website

Bradley Center

Located one mile from our downtown Milwaukee hotel, the Bradley Center is a hotbed of entertainment excitement. Catch top-name performers in concert, figure skating competitions, special family events and the best sports action around. Bradley Center plays host to the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals and the Marquette University men's college basketball team.

For more information and schedules, visit the Bradley Center website

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Marquette University – 0.1 miles
  • Frontier Airlines Convention Center – 0.5 miles
  • Miller Brewery – 0.5 miles
  • Harley-Davidson Museum – 0.7 miles
  • Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest) – 1 mile
  • Grand Avenue Mall - 1 mile
  • Pettit National Ice Center - 5 miles
  • Wisconsin State Fair Park – 5 miles
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