Destinations

VISIT Milwaukee

Bradford Beach

Milwaukee, Lakefront

Whether you're a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior or a sporting event organizer – Milwaukee has a winning lineup that includes first-class facilities, hard-working teams and non-stop entertainment.

Whatever your sport or activity, we have a venue to support your event. We have over 100 baseball/softball fields, 125 volleyball courts, 80 basketball courts, 75 soccer fields, 10 ice rinks, 15,000 acres of parks and 20 golf courses – including Erin Hills Golf Course, host of the 2017 U.S. Open. If that's not enough, Milwaukee is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, which provides the perfect backdrop for miles of bike and running paths, not to mention fantastic fishing and boating opportunities. Nestled between parkland and trails is our summertime hot spot – Bradford Beach – an ideal setting for your next beach volleyball or soccer tournament.

And that's just the warm-up!

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  • 648 N. Plankinton Avenue, Suite 425
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Contact: Marissa Werner
  • Information: 800-231-0903
  • Fax: 414-273-5596
  • Visit Website

Featured Events

Visiting Milwaukee as a fan? Witness the high-flying action of the Milwaukee Bucks or head to Miller Park to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers. Hear the engines roar at America's most historic racetrack, the Milwaukee Mile, or ice skate at an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, the Pettit Ice Center. Watch the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals face-off at the BMO Harris Bradley Center or experience fast-paced, professional indoor soccer with the Milwaukee Wave at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Run one of the country's top-rated marathons along our scenic lakefront or challenge yourself on the mountain bike trails in our award-winning parks system.Looking for a city to host your next competition? Each year, thousands of competitors visit Milwaukee to participate in events of all different skill levels. We have hosted events such as the IZOD IndyCar Series Milwaukee IndyFest, the USGA U.S. Amateur Championship, the NCAA Frozen Four Men's Ice Hockey Championship, the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship 1st & 2nd Rounds, the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Time Trials, the BIG EAST Women's Volleyball Championship, the U.S. Table Tennis Open, and the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Softball World Series.

General Information

  • Number of lodging rooms: 16,500
  • Population: 950,000
  • Metro area population: 1.5 million
  • Largest single event facility: Indoor - Wisconsin Center / Outdoor - Uihlein Soccer Park

Destination Services Offered

  • Area information/materials
  • Housing search/assistance
  • Bid presentation/support
  • Itinerary/activity recommendations
  • Facility information/referrals
  • FAM tours
  • Meeting/event planners kit
  • Promotional material and support
  • Name badges
  • Event planning assistance
  • Public relations assistance
  • Registration assistance
  • Site Inspections
  • Visitor assistance
  • Welcome packages/assistance

Hours of Operation

VISIT Milwaukee Corporate Office
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

VISIT Milwaukee Visitor Information Centers
Toll Free: 1-800-554-1448

Wisconsin Center
(Inside main rotunda on First Floor)
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Weekday Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekend Hours:
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Additional hours based on events, call 1-800-554-1448 for more information.

Mileage Information

Chicago: 79.99 miles South
Milwaukee: .28 miles Northeast
Minneapolis: 298.66 miles Northwest
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.

Airport Mileage Information

General Mitchell Int'l (Milwaukee, WI): 6.3 miles South
Dane County Regional (Madison, WI): 72.63 miles West
O'Hare (Chicago, IL): 73.11 miles South
Austin Straubel Int'l (Greenbay, WI): 100.94 miles North
MSP Int'l (Minneapolis, MN): 293.88 miles Northwest
Duluth Int'l: 335.27 miles Northwest
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.