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War Memorial Center, Milwaukee

#11 of 16 in Museums in Milwaukee
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Honoring The Fallen …

Dedicated on Veterans Day 1957 and designated a Milwaukee Landmark in 1974, The War Memorial Center is the stunning architectural achievement of renowned Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose work also included the St. Louis Gateway Arch, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Most importantly, Saarinen’s design and the memorials throughout the facility stand as a lasting testament to those who lost their lives defending the freedoms that we all cherish.

Serving the Living …

In addition to standing as a testament to those whose made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the War Memorial Center’s is also a premier location for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, formal banquets and business meetings of all kinds.

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  • This was the first time the WWII Memorial (replica of the one in Washington DC) that traveled to the Midwest. Great views and free event that was open to the public.  more »
  • I visited the Memorial Center on a rainy Thursday morning. There were no other visitors. I spent about an hour in the Center looking at the memorials inside and outside the building. I was impressed.....  more »
  • Had my wedding here in June. The staff is amazing and helpful! They answered any and all questions. They are super knowledgeable about the wedding vendors in Milwaukee and even helped us find our other vendors. They were so flexible the day of our wedding and made everything seem effortless! The event space itself is beautiful. The newly renovated ballroom is perfect. Fitch plaza has a great view of Lake Michigan and is perfect in the summer! Would recommend to anyone getting married in Milwaukee!
  • Great place to reflect on sacrifice. Great view of downtown and Lake Michigan. Go to the third floor and see vintage war posters on the walls, and if you enter from the ground floor there's a great display of hand carved soldiers in period uniforms. You can read about Douglas McArthur and his ties to Milwaukee, as well as view a large model of a PT 105. It's worth the trip downtown and it's free!

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