Just a Minute in Milwaukee

Once  upon a time, a colleague got sick and I found myself preparing for a trip to Milwaukee in less than 48 hours with clients I’d never met. This post is a result of that adventure.

First things first. I stayed at the Pfister Hotel, a very Victorian and very historic hotel located within half a mile of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Upon peeking out my window, I noticed a sign for Downtown Books. I had a short amount of time to kill before getting ready for an event, so it was off to the bookstore.

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Heaven

I could have spent hours upon hours in the store. If you’re in Milwaukee and you’re a book lover, this is a must. I would compare it to Powell’s Books in Portland, you know, if we were comparing bookstores.

The next two days were filled with meetings, so I was left with 4-5 hours to myself before catching a flight home. My first stop was the Milwaukee Public Market.

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Yum-O!

If you’re a foodie, add this to your list of things to do (and taste). The market is full of fresh food, juices, spices and more.

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Gotta have the cheese in Wisconsin, right?

They also have cooking classes and other fun events throughout the year.

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I enjoyed wandering around and smelling everything before heading to my final destination, the Milwaukee Art Museum. In writing this, I just realized that if they’d named it the Milwaukee Museum of Art, it would be the MMA. Any UFC fans? No? Okay.

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Outside the museum

I snapped some shots of my favorite pieces of art while making a short trip through.

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The photo above is a good representation of my trip- a little all over. After powering through the museum, I was headed back home after just a minute in Milwaukee.

Have you ever been? What did I miss?

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