Walk through Historic Third Ward, the city's booming Art and Fashion District in an old warehouse setting. This neighborhood, which features about 10 square blocks listed on the National Register of Historic Places, used to be an Irish immigrant neighborhood full of factories. Today the city has filled these warehouses with hundreds of diverse businesses. The neighborhood has undergone a sort of renaissance, which is evident through its many boutique shops, restaurants, galleries, and hip residential buildings. The architecture alone is worth a look; it ranges from Victorian Gothic style to Art Deco-influenced designs. The area is home to the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Public Market, and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, which attracts many young artistic people and events to the area. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Historic Third Ward by using our Milwaukee trip website.
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Beautiful buildings, interesting shops, good food and drink. There is a reason this is one of the most popular tourist sites in Milwaukee. more »
Visiting the area foe the first time, we walked the several blocks of restaurants and shops ... and found a wonderful Italian restaurant. It was a bit chilly when we were there - I bet it’s really..... more »
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