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Milwaukee Fun Facts

Updated: Sep 15


Milwaukee has had a tough year. We've missed out on the Democratic National Convention, all sporting events and festivals were cancelled and some of our favorite destinations are just starting to reopen.


We wanted to share some fun facts about Wisconsin's largest and brightest city because we LOVE Milwaukee! You can't beat the people, the food, the festivals, the culture, the lake shore and of course our beloved sports teams. Hopefully you will learn something new about Cream City!


Milwaukee is home to over 140 public parks, whose total area consists of 23 square miles! That's a lot of room to run and play!


Usinger's Sausage won a competition for the best hot dog in North America and supplied 500,000 hot dogs for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. They sold out in 5 days and had to send another 200,000! We love our cased meats in Wisconsin!


Festival Park has on Average 1.5 million patrons a year. Summerfest, The World's Largest Music Festival has around 800,000 visitors and 1,000 performances in 11 days! We can't wait to get back there!


The Milwaukee RiverWalk is over 3 miles long and home to the Bronze Fonz. It is a selfie staple when visiting.


There are 50-60 cream puffs sold per minute at the Wisconsin State Fair, with an average of over 400,000 sold in just 11 days! Did you get yours at this year's drive through?


There are 22 museums in Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country! Have you met Belle yet?


The plants in the Milwaukee Domes are estimated at 3.2 million dollars. They are a near priceless collection of tropical and dessert plants. Some are more than 50 years old!


The wings on the Milwaukee Art Museum close and open every day. If the winds get to high, they close automatically. On a side note the Art Museum is now open! Hurray!


Milwaukee has a lot of reasons to cheer! Home to three professional sports teams the Bucks, Brewers and Torrent, did you know the Milwaukee Wave is the oldest indoor soccer team in the US and still going strong today!


Brew City gets its nickname honestly! Milwaukee is home to 3 of the top 5 oldest breweries in the country! Pabst (1844), Blatz (1846) and Old Milwaukee (1849)


The Polar Plunge, where people jump into a frozen Lake Michigan, has been a New Year's tradition since 1916. Brrrrrr!


* All the illustrations and fun facts can be found in Goodnight Milwaukee!

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