Access in Milwaukee, WI: “The Good Land”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a charming Mid-West city with a chill vibe of people that love art and music. Overlooking Lake Michigan, Milwaukee hosts the largest music festival called Summerfest, which consists of 11 days, 11 stages, and over 700 bands. If you are a baseball fan then you can catch a game at the Milwaukee Brewers Miller Lite Stadium during the season and on Fridays there is a beer garden in the stadium. When in Wisconsin in general sample as much cheese as possible for it is delicious. One common way is in pizza and one suggestion for incredible pizza is Transfer Pizzeria & Cafe in the bay view neighborhood.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is has roughly 20,000 pieces, four floors, of art in its collection that has been hand selected for 120 years, including masterpieces from Picasso, Monte and Warhol. The building itself is a modern architectural marvel and can be enjoyed at no charge, however, to see the collection  cost $14 for adults.

Pabst Mansion has a rear entrance that allows for wheelchair access to all the public areas and a large format restroom.  As you might expect this is a very old house so it has lots of stairs and hallways. Standard wheelchairs fit even if a couple of the spots are a bit snug. There is limited parking, which means no designated handicapped parking spots and there is one general restroom inside.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory aka “The Domes” are greenhouses that contain different landscapes: tropical, desert and a toyland featuring an intricate mini railroad system with multiple trains, one of which is a Harley Davidson theme.

Other Attractions in the Downtown Milwaukee area are Discovery World on North Harbor Drive in East Town,  The Harley Davidson Museum in the Historic Third Ward, the Lakefront BreweryMilwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Oriental Theatre.

Don’t try to get a wheelchair accessible taxi with a lift in Milwaukee because as of 2013 there are none even though two companies, which are virtually one, advertise online that they do have accessible vans. To get to Chicago use the Amtrak Hiawatha train line, which will get you downtown and is wheelchair accessible.

See Map of Downtown Milwaukee

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