Explore Greater Milwaukee’s Top Things to Do
Located just off I-41 in Germantown, WI, the Country Inn & Suites puts you a short drive away from the Milwaukee area’s best attractions. Book a tee time at Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship, or treat colleagues to a round of 18 at Kettle Hills Golf Course. Whether you’re in town for on-site meetings
or a competition at Pettit National Ice Center, take a day to visit downtown Milwaukee, just a 30-minute drive away. Enjoy shopping, restaurants and outdoor activities on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Museums and Art Galleries:
- Bast Bell Museum (3.1 miles)
Housed in a restored 1870s barn, this Dheinsville museum displays more than 5,000 bells from around the world. Don’t miss the 1,063-pound bell in a tower constructed from an old silo.
Phone: +1 (262) 628-3170
- Museum of Wisconsin Art (16 miles)
Intriguing for even the smallest guests, MOWA features a stunning collection of the works of Wisconsin-based artists like Carl von Marr.
Phone: +1 (262) 334-9638
- Wisconsin Automotive Museum (17.3 miles)
Fans of classic cars and transportation memorabilia can see an ever-changing collection at the state’s largest auto museum. Don’t miss the 1913 steam locomotive.
Phone: +1 (262) 673-7999
- Port Washington State Bank General Store Museum (18 miles)
Experience the charm of yesteryear in this 1860s-era general store museum, which includes period grocery and apothecary items.
Phone: +1 (262) 377-5856
- Dheinsville Historic Park & Museums (2.4 miles)
You might think you’ve found a door to the past when you roam through this park. See 22 original structures from the 1850s, all of them built by the German immigrants who founded the settlement.
Phone: +1 (262) 628-3170
- Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary (12 miles)
This stunning facility features a basilica and a monastery that has been converted into a guest house. Climb the 178 stairs of the tower for a breathtaking view.
Phone: +1 (262) 628-1838
- Pabst Mansion (21.4 miles)
Relive America’s Gilded Age through the legacy of Frederick Pabst, founder of Pabst Brewing Company. You can admire dozens of rooms in the mansion, each restored to its original grandeur.
Phone: +1 (414) 931-0808
- Milwaukee County Zoo (16 miles)
Inspire a love of nature in your family at the Milwaukee County Zoo, home to more than 2,000 animals. Get a bird’s-eye view of the zoo from the Sky Safari, and mimic the apes at the zoo’s ropes course.
Phone: +1 (414) 771-3040
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (19 miles)
Cheer on the Panthers, gaze at the stars at the planetarium or catch a movie at the campus theater during your visit to this vibrant school, just five blocks from Lake Michigan.
Phone: +1 (414) 229-1122
- Downtown Milwaukee (23 miles)
With an abundance of restaurants, the state’s largest natural history museum and four professional sports teams, Milwaukee is a destination the whole family can enjoy.
Phone: +1 (414) 220-4700
Sports and Activities:
- Kettle Hills Golf Course (5 miles)
Walk along the well-manicured fairways of this 36-hole course, which offers everything from competitive leagues to tee times for kids. After a day on the greens, head to the clubhouse for a burger.
Phone: +1 (262) 628-0200
- Erin Hills (15 miles)
Home of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship, Erin Hills was sculpted partly by glaciers and partly by humans. Walk the course’s beautiful fairways to see stunning views of the countryside.
Phone: +1 (866) 772-4769
- Pettit National Ice Center (18 miles)
For a cool adventure, spend an afternoon skating at this official U.S. Olympic training site. The facility also houses an indoor running track that is open to the public.
Phone: +1 (414) 266-0100