The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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Photographing Nature's Cathedrals

May 23, 2018 10:00 a.m. - Aug. 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

May 18–August 26, 2018 Herzfeld Center for Photography and M...


The Tell-Tale Heart and the Mind of Poe

July 13, 2018 7:00 p.m. - July 21, 2018
The Underground Collaborative - 161 W. Wisconsin Ave

Edgar Allan's Poe's chilling fiction comes to life in this u...

Articles about Downtown


Do This: Dine Out for Courage MKE

July 16, 2018 3:01 p.m.

Thursday, July 26 would be a great night to grab an appetizer, dinner or even dessert at Amilinda. That's because, all night long, the restaurant will be will be donating 20% from each bill to Courage MKE to combat the effects of homelessness among Milwaukee's LGBTQ youth.


Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Discovery World partner on new exhibit

July 16, 2018 2:37 p.m.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is partnering with Discovery World on a new exhibit that will celebrate the state's past, present and future sports heroes. The new exhibit at the museum will open on Jan. 24, 2019, in conjunction with the Hall of Fame's 69th anniversary induction.


On the Burger Trail: The Weezy Burger at Burger Moto

July 16, 2018 11:56 a.m.

Burger Moto serves up happy hour and late-night burgers year-round on the well-appointed four-seasons patio at Rogues Gallery. It's a particular treat during the summer months when you can grab something refreshing from the bar and enjoy a bit of sunshine while chowing down on one of the best burgers in the city.


Milwaukee Bucket List: Safe House

July 13, 2018 5:01 p.m.

Out of all the opinions out there about Safe House, I have to say it was a great experience. The server and other staff had me laughing at spy lingo, marveling at the decor and enjoying a different way to go out to eat.