Despite its well-founded reputation for being a beer and cheese city, there are lots of things to do in Milwaukee that range far beyond visits to the Pabst mansion or one of the city’s many breweries. Situated along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the skyline’s most eye-catching structures, itself a work of art resembling a winged animal—wings that move throughout the day to let natural light into the galleries. Head to the Milwaukee Public Market to find a huge array of prepared foods, demos, and hands-on classes for foodies, or take kids to the Milwaukee County Zoo, which is literally home to lions, tigers, and bears.

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