While living in the wonderful Mad City, you may wonder how other downtown areas compare to the great capital of Wisconsin. There’s no need to look any further than Milwaukee. In fact, this city is only a short, hassle-free bus ride away. Whether you’re flying out of Mitchell International Airport (MKE), taking a day trip, or enjoying a long weekend getaway, Milwaukee has plenty to offer in fun and entertainment. Hop aboard Jefferson Lines for a comfortable yet affordable Madison to Milwaukee bus ride that will make your journey to Brew City and back, a first-class experience.
Milwaukee–Beer Capital of the World
With the Brewers as their official baseball team, it’s no surprise why Milwaukee is the city that runs the beer industry. Celebrating two centuries of heritage from past brewers that include Miller Brewing Company, Pabst Brewing Company, and Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company, Milwaukee houses over thirty breweries in the city and surrounding areas, with its home to the largest brewery Miller Coors, which produces 10 million barrels of beer annually. Its history coupled with people’s love of delicious beer are just a few reasons why Milwaukee is a great place to explore with friends and family!
Six Must-See Milwaukee Attractions
Milwaukee has plenty to offer everyone in your group, no matter their interests. The following are a compilation of six must-see Milwaukee attractions to look out for while traveling from Madison to Milwaukee:
- Milwaukee Art Museum: Home to Burke Brise Soleil, a giant wing-like structure that’s stationed atop the Milwaukee Art Museum. The famous monument opens at 10:00 a.m., flaps at noon, and closes when the museum does. Inside the museum, you’ll discover houses of various art collections throughout the year.
- Harley-Davidson Museum: A massive collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycle and memorabilia spread across a 20-acre campus. In addition to a yearly calendar filled with different activities no matter the season, the museum offers an experience gallery, a jumpstart demo, and demo rides, which are available during the months of May-September.
- Milwaukee County Zoo: The Milwaukee County Zoo is home to more than 3,100 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles in specialized habitats, spanning 190 acres. With a mission to inspire public understanding, support, and participation in global conservation of animals and their environment, you’ll find much more than your average zoon here!
- Milwaukee Riverwalk District: Connecting three riverfront neighborhoods—the Historic Third Ward, Downtown, and Beerline B—the Milwaukee Riverwalk District is a 20-block pedestrian promenade that sits along the Milwaukee River. Explore delicious restaurants, brewpubs, unique shops, and an exciting nightlife when you’re there.
- The Miller Brewery: The Miller Brewery offers an 80-minute indoor and outdoor tour of Miller Valley, which covers everything from Frederick Miller’s arrival in Milwaukee to where the company works to brew and distribute beer across the world today. Starting in their underground caves and Bavarian-Style Miller Inn, the tour will take you on an adventure through and ends with a free pint of their world-famous beer. Water and soft drinks are also available for guests under the age of 21.
- Mitchell Park Domes: Do you want to experience a desert oasis, tropical jungle, and floral gardens all at one destination? The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, also referred to as The Domes, are open all year long and are home to three separate environments: the desert dome, the floral dome, and the tropical dome.
Nonstop Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
With Jefferson Lines, you’ll be riding a comfortable yet affordable bus from Madison to Milwaukee on a direct nonstop route. As our goal is to always make your travel an enjoyable, hassle-free experience, each bus comes with standard amenities plus free Wi-Fi for your convenience. With the cost as low as $17 one way, there are plenty of reasons to book a Jefferson Lines’ bus from Madison to Milwaukee today!