Downtown

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.

Businesses near Downtown

Upcoming events near Downtown

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Saint Kate Art Tour

July 24, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Saint Kate's Arts Hotel - 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Join us for a 45 minute, docent-led tour of the Saint Kate A...

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Milwaukee Brewfest

July 27, 2019 3:00 p.m.
McKinley Park - 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee will host its tenth annual 2019 Milwaukee Brewfest...
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Saint Kate Art Tour

July 31, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Saint Kate's Arts Hotel - 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Join us for a 45 minute, docent-led tour of the Saint Kate A...

Articles about Downtown


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Deer District: It's worth traveling for

June 5, 2019 2:45 p.m.

According to Thrillist, Deer District is one of "America's Best New Attractions Worth Traveling For," along with a sprawling Kansas City distillery, the much-ballyhooed new Star Wars experience at Disney and the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, among other places.

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Urban spelunking: David Barnett Gallery / Henry H. Button House

June 3, 2019 9:02 a.m.

It's difficult to imagine how Prospect Avenue on the lower East Side once looked, lined on both sides with stately 19th century mansions. But, thankfully, at least a few examples survive to give us an idea. One of the loveliest is 1875 Italianate home, at 1024 E. State St., that has been home to the David Barnett Gallery for nearly 35 years.