Activities in Milwaukee

50% Off Rock Climbing at Milwaukee Turners

Milwaukee Turners

Kilbourn Town

$58 $29

26 ft. top ropes, two bouldering areas & tread wall send climbers to new heights during open gym or classes that teach safety & belaying

Up to 72% Off at Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

$35.50 $12

Top standup comedians perform while audiences munch on loaded fries, beer-battered cheese curds, and nacho platters

Up to 61% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes 

Invivo Wellness

East Side

$120 $49

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Certified instructors lead students through yoga and fitness classes held in a studio or on a rooftop overlooking the Milwaukee River

Up to 54% Off Miller Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

Story Hill

$150 $69

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

The Voice Tour 2014 – Up to 56% Off

The Voice Tour 2014

The Riverside Theater

$79.94 $35

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Up-and-coming performers seen on NBC's singing competition share pop, country, rock, and soul covers

Up to 54% Off at Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

Veteran's Park

$35 $16

Rentable standup paddleboards, paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways of Veteran's Park lagoon

"Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life" – Up to 50% Off

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum

$50 $25

Discover the science and intrigue of the human body's inner workings and the effects of age in this presentation of the human form

Milwaukee Brewers – Up to 29% Off Baseball Game

Milwaukee Brewers

Miller Park

$62 $49

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The Brewers fight to maintain their success after finishing April with MLB's best record; admission includes two beers and pre-game buffet

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Gotham Dream Cars

Miller Park

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 60% Off Classes at Core Essence Yoga

Core Essence Yoga

Lower East Side

$75 $30

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Yoga classes for students of all levels focus on flowing poses, sustained stretches, or stress-melting meditation

Up to 55% Off Airsoft with Rental Packages

Airsoft Jungle Club

Milwaukee

$30 $15

An indoor airsoft arena with wood buildings, hallways, and open spaces; referees monitor close-quarters battles

Up to 64% Off Aerial Yoga

ZenZen Yoga Arts

Walker's Point

$35 $15

Guests hang suspended from silk hammocks during two-hour-long aerial-yoga inversion workshops

Up to 86% Off Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes at Monkey Bar Gym

Monkey Bar Gym Milwaukee

Monkey Bar Gym Milwaukee

$225 $35

Certified trainers lead small-group boot camps with hands-on instruction

50% Off a Summer Sports Camp

PLAY Athletics Sports Camp

Milwaukee

$400 $199

Outdoor camp focuses on basketball and football and includes field trips to area colleges and sporting events

50% Off Opening Day of Yoga Rocks the Park

Yoga Rocks the Park

Lake Park (Bottom of Grand Staircase)

$30 $15

75-minute group yoga classes combine postures with music and great outdoors

53% Off Rooftop Fireworks Show

Skydeck's Top Shelf Events Incorporated

Milwaukee War Memorial

$80 $38

Lakefront location with private rooftop view of Big Bang fireworks, DJ, private bathrooms, and cash bar with wine, beer, cocktails, and soda

Il Volo – Up to 41% Off Concert

Il Volo

Milwaukee Theatre

$54.50 $32

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Young tenor trio stuns audiences with contemporary and classic Italian compositions

Up to 53% Off Fitness Classes at B-fit

B-fit

Third Ward

$50 $25

In group or semiprivate sessions, exercisers burn fat and gain strength in classes such as boxing, Piloxing, and RIPPED total-body training

Up to 73% Off at JB's 41

JB's 41

Wilson Park

$40 $14

35 lanes with optional inflatable bumpers; Galactic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights

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The perception of pole dancing is changing. When Maureen Metzger and her business partner DJ Hamilton started Blush Pole Fitness & Dance six years ago, Maureen says, "people thought [the instructors] were strippers." Since then, she's seen attitudes adjust as pole dancing went from taboo to a possible Olympic sport. Maureen equates pole dancing with aerial arts, on par with performances seen in shows such as Cirque du Soleil. She leads a series of classes and workshops that focus on upper-body and core strength or hone in sensual spins and dances. "You can be sexy and sensual," Maureen says, "and it doesn’t have to be tasteless . . . I watch Dancing with the Stars, and I think that is way more sexual than anything we do."

Occasionally, she still has to spend some time fighting inaccurate stereotypes, including an episode in early 2012 that involved inviting Jim Stingl of the Journal Sentinel to studio for a fact-finding mission. But mostly, Maureen and DJ concern themselves with empowering women to be "strong physically and emotionally." There comes a time, she says, when "you stop feeling sexy, you age, you gain weight, you get so busy with other parts of your life. . . I think we lose [that] and [pole dancing] reminds us to be women." She credits pole dancing as a vital ally in boosting her self-esteem during a double mastectomy in her battle against breast cancer.

And though Maureen is the first to tout the power of pole dancing, she is also one of the first to undercut some of its weightier connotations, much like a doctor who uses a stethoscope that squeaks. "[We're] totally willing to laugh at ourselves," she says. "Nobody is taking this too seriously." The lighter mood, in particular, helps welcome shy students, who Maureen and DJ witness transform into "strong, confident, sexy, and feminine [women]."

7701 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis,
WI
US

The 74-foot tower of North Point Lighthouse stretches to meet the neighboring trees of Lake Park. Attached to it are two-and-a-half stories of wood-frame keeper's quarters that once housed historic figures such as Georgia Stebbins, keeper for thirty years.

Renovated in 2007, the bright, airy building now acts as home to artifacts and lighthouse-related curios, including an original 1928 Fresnel lens that helped guide seafaring vessels. Additionally, a Chadburn telegraph, recovered from a sunken ship, pays homage to the orders that went to and from the ship's bridge and engine rooms.

Guests can browse both the quarters and the lighthouse, and explore the site's more than 120 years of history by perusing the artwork and photographs displayed throughout the galleries. Dedicated volunteers are also on hand to dispense fascinating information and history, and to give limited guided tours that lead visitors to the top of the tower, where they can catch views of the surrounding park and lakefront.

2650 N Wahl Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

It's rare for museums to have cozy dining rooms, but the Charles Allis Art Museum wasn't always a museum. Earlier in the 20th century, it was businessman and arts patron Charles Allis's Tudor-style mansion. Allis bequeathed it to the public along with his massive art collection, though, and nowadays, visitors can stop by to see pieces that span 2,000 years. Some highlights? Works by Winslow Homer, Classic antiquities, a large collection of Asian ceramics, plus rotating exhibits by local Wisconsin artists.

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum nestles in a historic mansion, too, albeit a different one. This one was built in the likeness of an Italian Renaissance villa in 1923, by architect David Adler. Its art spans a smaller period, from the 15th century through to the 18th. Visitors can browse wrought-iron work by Cyril Colnik, and explore a formal, outdoor Renaissance garden.

2220 North Terrace Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Horny Goat Hideaway crafts a menu of comfort fare and American fare with its private label of craft microbrews, Horny Goat Brewing Company. The recently built BFT (Big Fun Tent) spans 14,600 square feet and boasts a 20'x20' stage, a 10'x16' flat-screen video wall, and lounge furniture. The heated complex also includes sand-volleyball courts. When the aggressive yelps of an ignored appetite prove too bothersome, the eatery can provide empty stomachs with a Loaded Tots appetizer, topped with beer-cheese sauce and bacon, and the pulled-pork sandwich, served with apple coleslaw. On Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., the brunch menu fulfills diners' desires with savory options such as the Eggs Benny—an english muffin, canadian bacon, and hollandaise—or the crisp belgian waffle, served with strawberries and whipped cream.

2011 South 1st Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Flashing lights and an orchestra of electronic beeps fill Blazzin Lazers' indoor arena, where warriors young and old plunge into battle against others who were friends mere minutes before. Amid a realistic military base and barrels oozing with faux-neon toxic waste, players flex their fingers around laser-gun triggers, dodge enemy blasts, and scan barcodes with superhuman speed as computerized vests keep track of scores. The laser-tag facility also hosts parties, offering packages for larger groups and a party room where groups can lower heart rates as they unwrap birthday presents and enjoy cake or food brought from home. Housed inside the space of a former haunted house, Blazzin Lazers also hosts haunted laser tage in October.

5121 W Howard Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

During Milwaukee Winter Fest, visitors of all ages can shake the snow from their sleeves inside a climate-controlled facility filled with festive lights and colorful decorations. There they can play in more than 50 attractions including inflated fun zones, carnival rides, and a 240-foot indoor zipline. Singers and musical acts take to the stage during scheduled events to inspire impromptu dance parties and prove once and for all that guitars can be used for more than just housing herb gardens.

400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US