Milwaukee Area and Beer
For our time in East Central Wisconsin, we save Milwaukee for last and traveled down from Fond du Lac on Labor Day weekend for some history in German immigration, beer and more. Hover over the images for more information, or click to go to the gallery.
Our first stop was Germantown's Dheinsville Settlement, which dates back to 1842.
Dheinsville, WI - BarnPhoto by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.
Dheinsville, WI - Barn SiloBarn and Silo around the Dheinsviille Settlement just outside Germantown, Wisconsin. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.
Dheinsville, WI - CemeteryDheinsville, Wisconsin may look like a ghost town, but still has several businesses operating. This is their cemetery dating back to the 1850's behind the 1862 Christ Church.
After Dheinsville we made a quick pass through Menomonee Falls
Menomonee Falls - Bank Memories FlowersThe Bank of Memories & Flowers in Menomonee Falls. A suburb of Milwaukee, this town was established in 1892 on the Menomonee River, which the city has damned creating a water fall. The downtown area has kept it's historic charm despite the influx of population from the city over the years.
Finally we pushed on to our primary destination, Milwaukee, with it's rich history dating back to the early 1800's. Enjoy the views and hover over each for more information.
Milwaukee - Art MuseumMilwaukee's Art Museum on Lake Michigan serves over 350,000 visitors a year and displays over 30,000 works of art. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander
Milwaukee - ArchitectureDoors, above a door? Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander
Milwaukee - BeachWe toured a bit of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Labor Day weekend, and despite fog off Lake Michigan, there were plenty of beach goers.
Our final stop of the day was Cedarburg about 20 minutes outside Milwaukee on our way back to Fond du Lac.
Cedarburg, WI - Covered BridgeThe Covered Bridge (once called the Red Bridge) outside of Cedarburg Wisconsin is one of the states last Covered Bridges. It was built in 1876 and used until 1962 when it was retired. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since the early 1970's, you can still walk across it.
Read more about the history of Milwaukee and how it came to be via our Travel Blog HERE. Next up we moved on to Door County Wisconsin for some relaxing times on the Bay and Lake Michigan.
Keywords: Cedarburg, Dheinsville, Menomonee, Milwaukee, beer, brewery, downtown, miller, pabst, schlitz
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