10. For the beer and cheese in Milwaukee
Just a two-hour drive, train or bus ride away is Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Squeeze in time for a day trip – especially you are a beer or cheese lover – and tick off another state.
What this article doesn't mention (which is a serious lapse for a posting intended for British and continental readers who might have priors about the parlous state of U.S. trains) is that the Hiawathas run roughly on two-hour headways, and the accommodations are more comfortable than those of your typical regional rail train. Nor does the article mention how close a number of the named attractions are to the Intermodal Station, where the buses and trains call.
Milwaukee Public Market is the perfect place for a gourmet feast with its large selection of local vendors, food counters, restaurants, bakeries and even a wine bar. You can’t leave Milwaukee without tasting cheese curds – these mouthwatering delights are best enjoyed breaded and fried. You won’t look at cheese the same way ever again!And you can eat a bratwurst without worrying about whether you're debasing Illinois's currency!
Visit the home of PBR as Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom is located in downtown Milwaukee. Take a stroll to Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery where you can learn about the history of Pabst.
Stop by Milwaukee’s spy bar – Safe House – located down an alley way with an unassuming entrance. You’ll need a password to get in though but don’t worry if you don’t know it though. All will be revealed after completing a task on arrival!
Milwaukee is home to a great selection of breweries which offer tours, but if you are looking for a tour which offers a generous amount of beer and will have you doubled over with laughter then go to Lakefront Brewery.
Best, though, to hold off until spring. We're re-enacting the Ice Bowl in weather and in spirit this week and next, if not in Packer outcomes.