Spend the Day in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley

Looking for weekend activities in Milwaukee? An entire day's worth of events occurs over a three-mile stretch of Canal Street in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley. The city is made up of a variety of lively areas, each with its distinctive attractions.

The Menomonee Valley has grown from its industrial beginnings to a well-balanced destination of restaurants, commercial companies, recreational paths, patio seating, and entertainment offerings.


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Explore the Hank Aaron State Trail

Take a stroll along the Menomonee Valley portion of the Hank Aaron State Trail. The 14-mile trail connects Milwaukee's lakefront to the Milwaukee/Waukesha county boundary. The Potawatomi Casino Hotel, Mitchell Park Domes, Discovery World, and more are accessible through the trail. You can check out the activities in Milwaukee that the trail will be putting on this summer:

·      Walk the Hank guided tours (ALL summer)

·      Shakespeare in the Park (July)

·      Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk (August)



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Enjoy Lunch at Twisted Fisherman

Travel down Canal Street to The Twisted Fisherman for a fresh seafood lunch along the riverfront. The atmosphere inside is inspired by seafood shacks found along the Gulf of Mexico and is the perfect setting for a summer lunch.

Who doesn’t love patio seating? Outdoor seating is available, and if you are looking for a twisted good time, check out their happy hour special, Monday-Friday (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.). You'll forget you're just outside of downtown Milwaukee. You can also view their menu here.


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Explore the Harley-Davidson Museum

History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum on the corners of 6th and Canal Street. Showcasing the best of American design and culture, the museum has more than 450 motorcycles and artifacts, dating back to the oldest known Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Plus, downtown Milwaukee has stunning views from along the Menomonee River.




Sip on a Massive Bloody Mary at Sobelman’s

You might recognize Sobleman’s for being featured and named as one of Wisconsin’s Unique Bloody Marys.

Step into the original Sobelman’s restaurant on St. Paul Avenue on the northern edge of the Menomonee Valley and enjoy one of the many different Bloody Mary creations such as the crown mary, baconado, bourbonado, the beast, and more handcrafted drinks! If you love happy hour specials, check out which day works best for your cravings here!

While there, sit on the patio or eat inside and soak up the historic Milwaukee memorabilia, including news clippings, old beer signs, and cans.


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Spend the Night at Potawatomi Casino Hotel | Milwaukee

At Potawatomi Casino Hotel, the night kicks off as the sun sets. Eat at one of the many eateries. Sip on handcrafted drinks at Bar 360. Check out Small Bar’s new happy hour special and drink menu. Sit down at your preferred slot machine or make a wager at one of the numerous table games. You deserve to unwind in style in one of the 500 hotel rooms after spending the day in the Valley.

Want to take part in another fun activity in Milwaukee? If you're a sports lover, you can place a wager at the Potawatomi Sportsbook. You may enjoy 17 self-service kiosks, handcrafted drinks, freshly cooked Paninis, Wagyu-beef hot dogs, hot pretzels, and more daily in the sportsbook area.

Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley has a lot to offer, from entertainment, restaurants, museums, and trails, to the view of downtown Milwaukee. You definitely can have a fun-filled weekend with activities for your next trip to Milwaukee!