Area Attractions

The Pfister Hotel's downtown Milwaukee location is ideal for experiencing the city's many delights.

    Sporting Events
    Milwaukee is home to a number of successful and legendary sports teams, from the MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers, to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, sports fans will feel an affinity for Milwaukee. 

    Visitors can catch a baseball game at Miller Park, where the Milwaukee Brewers play in one of the league’s few retractable-dome stadium, an architectural marvel that lets the Brewers take the field rain or shine. Visit the BMO Harris Bradley Center for major sports and entertainment events including the cutting edge ice hockey of the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals and the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. Head on over to the US Cellular Arena and catch some kicks with the Milwaukee Wave.
    Milwaukee is home to noted museums including the Milwaukee Public Museum, Discovery World Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Humphrey IMAX Theater and the very popular Milwaukee Art Museum, which welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors each year.
    Milwaukee Art Museum
    Set along the lakefront, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s far-reaching holdings include more than 25,000 works spanning antiquity to the present day. With a history dating back to 1888, the Museum houses a collection with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum includes the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, named by Time magazine as “Best Design of 2001.”
    Milwaukee boasts a theater district with a lively calendar of performing arts events to rival any city. Take your pick from Shakespeare and Broadway, to African dance and international superstars at the new Milwaukee Theatre.
    MILWAUKEE Theatre
    Milwaukee’s newest addition transformed a historic building into a legendary attraction.
    PABST Theater
    From jazz and blues to World music, this venerable theater has it all.
    RIVERSIDE Theater
    This downtown theater hosts everything from pop to renowned touring productions.
    Marcus Center for Performing Arts
    Ballet, musicals and so much more make this another Milwaukee favorite.
    Milwaukee is famed for its festivals, especially during summer. The Summerfest Grounds (Henry W. Maier Festival Park) host the summer’s biggest parties, and no matter what time you arrive, you’ll hear the buzz about the festivities. After all, Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival featuring 11 days of renowned entertainment on 12 music stages, as well as great food and drink. Top acts play the open-air Marcus Amphitheater with views of Lake Michigan .
    Celebrate Milwaukee’s rich heritage, including German Fest, Irishfest (the world’s largest Irish festival) and Indian Summer (the nation’s largest Native American festival). As you dine on Wisconsin treats such as beer-cooked “brats” (bratwurst sausages), seasonal brews, and fresh-picked corn over lakefront views, you’ll feel the legendary magic of what is proudly called the world’s largest music festival.
    Learn more about Milwaukee ’s summer festivals and annual events.
    You can dance the night away, take a sunset cruise on the Milwaukee River, or just socialize with friends at Milwaukee’s watering holes. Capitalizing on Milwaukee’s rich history rooted in beer, there is a bar for every taste, from traditional Irish pubs, to German-style beer halls to more modern upscale clubs. Only a block away from the hotel is Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park, host of the weekly summer Jazz in the Park festival series and more. Guests will find that Milwaukee’s vibrant nightlife thrives year-round but truly shows the spectacle of this great city during the summer months.

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