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the travelers' guide - your KEY to milwaukee

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The April 2014 issue is here, or download the entire issue - PDF file. And be sure to check out our NEW Fully Mobile Digital Issue!

Picks of the Month!!!

Dining - Milwaukee Beer Bistro ideal for craft beer lovers and foodies!

Shopping - Get outside for Milwaukee’s Spring Gallery Night & Day

After Dark - Avoid traffic hassles and take free shuttles to Miller Park

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SAVE THE DATE!!! Click here to look ahead to upcoming festivals and events!

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April marks the return of the “boys of summer” to Milwaukee, a celebration in a city that takes baseball almost as seriously as beer and brats. Attendance at Miller Park exceeded 2 million in each of the last 10 years, quite a record for the second-smallest market in Major League baseball. Fans of opposing teams – especially Minnesota's Twins and Chicago’s Cubs – enjoy the amenities and retractable roof which ensures that every game will played. We’ve got a rundown on the 2014 Brewers, written by a veteran Wisconsin sportswriter. And you’ll find all home dates, beginning with the opening series against the Atlanta (formerly Milwaukee) Braves on our sports page.

After one of the coldest winters in the history of the metro area, spring fever will abound this month, producing larger turnouts for outdoor events like the quarterly Gallery Night & Day in Milwaukee, and at the always popular Milwaukee County Zoo. When inevitable showers or temperature dips occur, head indoors for shopping or visit the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum where the special exhibition, Uncommon Folk – Traditions in American Art, will be closing early in May. Increasingly, business and leisure travelers are finding much to do here in every season.

Please be aware that an extensive freeway improvement effort has expanded from I-94 south of Milwaukee (51% complete) to major improvements to the Hoan Bridge on Milwaukee’s lakefront and I-794. Construction also is underway at the Zoo Interchange on the west side, where I-94 west crosses I-894/U.S. 45. For the latest on lane closures and detours, follow the Hoan Bridge project on Twitter @WIHoanBridge and the Zoo Interchange work @WIZooIC. Naturally, you can follow us @MilwaukeeKeyMag and we'll pass on pertinent information promptly. Avoid hassles and parking charges and make new friends on baseball days and nights by taking free shuttles from area hotels and restaurants to Miller Park.


Summerfest 2014: Another Winning Lineup!

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KEY Milwaukee magazine has served visitors for nearly 50 years. Today, KEY is the metro area's only monthly visitor guide and is the website preferred by travelers planning trips here. Be sure to pick up a copy of KEY Milwaukee at visitor centers, Mitchell International Airport or wherever you are staying in the seven-county metro area. If you have any questions prior to your visit, please e-mail us at or call (414) 732-7320.

KEY Milwaukee also is proud to be affiliated with Key Magazines, an growing group of independently owned travel guides and websites serving travelers from coast to coast. Visit when planning your next leisure or business trip.




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