There's a reason families love going to Milwaukee in the winter: cold temperatures don't stop Midwesterners from bundling up and heading into the snow or staying warm and exploring Milwaukee's museums.
With over 2,100 animals (including the newest addition - Choto, a male snow leopard), the Milwaukee Zoo is the perfect first festive stop. With Wild Lights back for another year of festivities featuring hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights guiding victories throughout the zoo and Family Free Day on December 2nd starting off the season!
The Betty Brinns Children's Museum, Discovery World, or the legendary National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum are great options for families wanting a break from the cold before heading out for a free outdoor mural tour with a variety of hotspots of murals and sculptures throughout the downtown area.
Other spots to keep in mind for chillier adventures are skiing through the Hart Park trails, including beginner trails for any age, or snowshoeing through Milwaukee County Park. Another hidden gem is experiencing Milwaukee's Curling Club - the world's oldest curling club that offers learn-to-curl sessions - it doesn't get more wintery than that.
Photo courtesy of VISIT Milwaukee