Milwaukee – Things to do with your Team

If you’re planning a visit to Milwaukee, be sure to come well rested because this city brims with exciting things to see and do. From cultural landmarks to sportive attractions, Milwaukee features something for nearly every taste. As the largest of Wisconsin’s cities, Milwaukee is easily the state’s cultural center.

If your team is heading to Milwaukee for a tournament, you will need to find some downtime activities to get them out of the hotel when they are not competing at the Wisconsin Center or one of the city’s other complexes.


Cave of the Mounds

Milwaukee - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsOpen throughout the year, Milwaukee’s Cave of the Mounds is a wondrous natural attraction that’s sure to appeal to both kids and adults.

Trek deep into the natural limestone caves that make up the site. Filled with mineral formations, the caves are sometimes referred to as the “jewel box” of American caves.

Be sure to take the guided tour and take time to hone your digging skills at the site’s Gemstone & Fossil Dig. 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517


Jelly Belly Visitor Center

Located 30 minutes south of Milwaukee is your ticket to candy. Your group will have a much better time in Milwaukee if you hit this stop first. Enjoy a tour of the Jelly Belly Warehouse and load up with all the kids’ favorite flavors.

The train tour only takes a half hour, but it showcases how this gourmet candy company concocts all of its delectable treats. 10100 Jelly Belly Ln, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158


Discovery World

As one of the most renowned science and technology centers in the Midwest, Discovery World is a must-visit destination for today’s tech-savvy kiddos. The center contains many interactive exhibits; several have to do with the Great Lakes.

Located within the complex is the Reiman Aquarium that contains an amazing touch tank filled with stingrays, bamboo sharks, and lake sturgeon.

From virtual guitar-playing exhibits to the center’s 19th century schooner, visitors will learn a wealth about technology and innovation from the past and with an eye toward the future. 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Prairieville Park

Just 20 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee is Prairieville Park, a family entertainment center that all kids would love.

Prairieville Park’s attractions include an 18-hole adventure style miniature golf course, batting cages, and bumper cars. The snack bar features Wisconsin-made Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Don’t miss it! 2507 Plaza Ct, Waukesha, WI 53186


Eidelweiss Boat Tours

There are various outfits that offer cruise opportunities for groups. This is a great way to relax while taking in the sights. Most of the group cruises offer spectacular views of the downtown area as well as the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Some cruise companies like Eidelweiss Boat Tours feature interactive tours that are sure to resonate with kids like the Pirate Cruise. Both public and private group tours are available from Edelweiss. 205 W Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203


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Mitchell Gallery of Flight

Located at General Mitchell International Airport, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight is the perfect attraction for aviation enthusiasts.

The gallery boasts many interesting collections and exhibits. Your group will have the opportunity to witness the cockpit of a caravelle, compare antique airplane propellers, marvel at models of historic aircraft, and peruse the 440th Airlift Wing of General Mitchell Field.

If you’re traveling to or from Milwaukee by plane, be sure to include a visit to this history-laden attraction. 5300 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207


Bounce Milwaukee

Bounce Milwaukee’s inflatable Sports Arena is anything but a backyard bouncy castle.

Their two-level Laser Tag Arena encourages teamwork and cooperation. It features over 20 different game modes to choose from, and the world’s first Helios system.

The 40-foot long Adrenaline combines many elements into one complex, challenging to kids and adults alike.

With routes ranging from kid-friendly to extremely challenging, Bounce Milwaukee’s Rock Climbing Walls are as safe as it is exciting.

For an retro-arcade experience, try games like Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man, Gauntlet, Space Invaders, Dig Dug, and many, many more – all included free with any admission. 2801 S 5th Ct, Milwaukee, WI 53207


Milwaukee County Zoo

As one of the country’s largest zoos, the Milwaukee County Zoo should not be missed on your trip to Milwaukee.

The zoo is home to 2,000 animals that live on its 200-acre site. Your group will be able to wink at gorillas, whistle at the cheetahs, and wave at the polar bears. Moreover, if the kids are brave enough, be sure they get a chance to ride the zoo’s camels! 10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226


Old World Wisconsin

Founded in 1976, Old World Wisconsin vividly and as accurately as possible recreates what life was like at the time our country was established and in the decades that followed. Visitors will enjoy witnessing history come to life as village scenes are recreated in amazing detail.

This living museum of rural life is filled with many interactive exhibits. Kids can hop aboard old-time bikes, watch farmhands use old-time tools to work the fields and corral the livestock, and try out a wide array of old-time games. Popular with people of all ages, this attraction is sure to interest everyone in your group. W372 S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle, WI 53119


Miller Park

If you’re visiting Milwaukee during spring training or the baseball season, be sure to catch some sportive action at Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Miller Park is a spectacular baseball stadium that boasts an innovative fan-shaped retractable roof. Of course, if your troop isn’t impressed with this stadium’s innovations, it will definitely be glad to know that all the expected ball field treats are available like peanuts, popcorn, hot dogs, and soft pretzels. 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214


Mars Cheese Castle

Because Wisconsin is famous for its cheese, a visit to Mars Cheese Castle just outside of Milwaukee is in order.

Kids can purchase souvenir “Cheese Head” hats and then take a selfie in front of the castle’s landmark sign.

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Inside the store, you’ll find a wealth of cheese and sausage products. The castle, which has been in business for 60 years, features an in-house bakery, making it a great place for you and your crew to grab lunch for the road. Plus, with hundreds of varieties of cheese on offer, you’ll be able to sample and purchase plenty of cheese to take home. 2800 W Frontage Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144


You can always hang out at Milwaukee’s lakefront to enjoy a special event or watch the sailboats on the water. Milwaukee has no shortage of family-friendly eateries, too. Your team is sure to enjoy a slice of pepperoni at Organ Piper Pizza.