Instagrammable Spots in Milwaukee
Check out Milwaukee's most instagrammable spots.
1. Milwaukee Art Museum
Containing nearly 25,000 works of art, it is one of the largest in the country. While the exterior of the building has received numerous architectural accolades, it is the way the light filters in through the beams that will give you a truly unique Instagram shot.
2. Harley Davidson Tank Wall
Showcased along this wall are some of the most iconic Harley-Davidson tanks ever designed and customized since 1903. Each is a piece of Harley history. The Tank Wall features 100 tank designs personally selected by Harley-Davidson Styling Department for both their historical and aesthetic significance.
3. Discovery World Tunnel
The Reiman Aquarium at Discovery World takes you on a journey from the Great Lakes to the Caribbean. The centerpiece of the aquarium is a walkthrough tunnel running holding 65,000 gallons of salt water, which is home to species of fish such as the Porcupine Puffer Fish, Squirrel Fish, and Blue Striped Grunt.
4. Miller Coors Caves
Urban spelunking is a reality in Milwaukee. Originally excavated in 1850, these caves run 60 feet below the hilltop and were created as a way to keep beer cold before refrigeration. You can feel like you’re going back in time while snapping pics sure to make any beer lover jealous.
5. Mitchell Park Domes
Serving as Milwaukee’s only living landmark, the Domes are a horticultural conservatory that is home to a desert oasis, a tropical jungle, and floral gardens. The domes and the surrounding gardens provide prime snaps for your photo album all day, but for the best shots come courtesy of the evening light displays.
6. Summerfest Grounds
Home to the world’s largest music festival, Henry Maier Festival Park consists of 75 acres of prime real estate along the shores of Lake Michigan. Though the artists that play are only there temporarily, you can snag amazing pictures year round at the Wheel In the Sky, a ferris wheel offering sweeping views of downtown Milwaukee & Lake Michigan.
7. Milwaukee Public Market
The iconic sign for the Public Market welcomes shoppers to the historic Third Ward District. The Public Market and Third Ward serve as home to local artists and artisans offering up an array of music, food, and handmade trinkets that make for perfect souvenirs. This iconic red sign is a “must-snap” for Instagrammers.
8. Mitchell Street Mural Project
In cooperation with the program Art Works for Milwaukee, interns researched histories of Wisconsin’s Latino immigrant workers and the 50-year history of UMOS (United Migrant Opportunity Services) through individual interviews and an oral history project. The depiction of these histories have culminated in a large-scale mural on 1st and Mitchell on side of the Butters-Fetting Building. Pop by for a snap worthy of sharing.
9. Views From US Bank Center
This 42-story tower serves as Wisconsin’s tallest building and offers radiant views of Downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. This commercial building isn’t entirely open to the public, but the two-story atrium is open to visitors and you can snap away from any of the multiple sky bridges that connect this architectural gem to the surrounding area.
10. Hoan Bridge
Named after Mayor Daniel Hoan, this Tied Arch Bridge connects Downtown Milwaukee to the Lake Freeway across the Milwaukee River Inlet. Visible from the River Front path, Hoan Bridge offers a shutterbug a perfect backdrop for snapping sunsets, city life, and the Milwaukee River.