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Historic Third Ward

Broadway and St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-273-1173
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Every trip to Milwaukee should start in the Historic Third Ward. Explore our locally owned restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries, and boutiques all in a historic warehouse setting. The neighborhood is home to the award-winning Third Ward Riverwalk, the nationally acclaimed Milwaukee Public Market, and the world's largest music festival, Summerfest. Located just south of downtown Milwaukee.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“public market” (218 reviews)
“wicked hop” (29 reviews)
“water buffalo” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Broadway and St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Historic Third Ward
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+1 414-273-1173
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"public market"
in 218 reviews
"wicked hop"
in 29 reviews
"water buffalo"
in 12 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 19 reviews
"cafe benelux"
in 17 reviews
"ale house"
in 13 reviews
"warehouse district"
in 13 reviews
"great shopping"
in 16 reviews
"milwaukee market"
in 16 reviews
"art galleries"
in 20 reviews
"fun area"
in 21 reviews
"walk around"
in 31 reviews
"the river walk"
in 31 reviews
"downtown area"
in 13 reviews
"milwaukee river"
in 20 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 17 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite quite a few empty store fronts apparent, this is a cool area to walk through, even more so at night when it comes more alive. If you think industrial can be chic, then the river walk is interesting by day, even more so at...More

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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to explore the Ward. Hope to see you again, soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going on short getaways with the wife. We love seeing new things and trying new food. We read about this online so had to check it out. It was completely worth the walk down. Lots of fun stores . My wife had a 20...More

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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Michael! This is awesome. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you around the Ward again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to the 3rd ward three times during my trip to eat and relax outdoors. It was a wonderful setting! Busy and yet clean and low key. There were many places to shop, sit, and eat. One of my favorites!

Thank Lacy M
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lacy! We're so happy to be one of your favorites! Hope to see you again on your next trip!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The third Ward offers things for everybody to do. A variety of restaurants line the streets, people everywhere, it’s on the water, & so much more. During the summer, it’s close to or home to a number of festivals. If you haven’t been down there...More

Thank Abby L
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Abby! Thank you so much for your kind words! Hope to see you around the Ward again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very trendy and walkable neighborhood destination in downtown Milwaukee. It has a lot of shops and places to grab coffee (Alterra), an afternoon or evening drink (Ale House) and some food (Water Buffalo). It is very close to Summerfest too. There's so much to do...More

Thank Ratzes
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thanks for visiting! There have been a lot of positive changes since your visit so you'll have to stop by again, soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee's bustling heart for dining and shopping with the Public Market as its core and several attractions all around. The only downside may be the lack of parking, especially during the street care route construction.More

Thank scottagordonsg
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Scott! Thanks so much for the kind words. The neighborhood does offer two parking structures located at 212 N Milwaukee Street and 225 E Chicago Street which offer ample parking. And great news, the streetcar construction in the neighborhood is coming to a close....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skip all the typical places you've eaten in the third ward, SWEETDINER will not disappoint; Third Ward lacks quality food and service when it comes to breakfast until now; SWEETDINER is outstanding! Well appointed with quality furnishings, like heavy hardware, and comfy chairs but it's...More

Thank ctbradley1337
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to have another breakfast option in the neighborhood and even happier you enjoyed it so much. See you around the Ward!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Milwaukee this area is a must to see. There is a lot to see and is a good walking area. There are some wonderful restaurants and cafes to stop and have lunch or dinner. Do not forget to visit the city...More

Thank WAYNE B
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wayne! So glad you enjoyed. See you around the Ward!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was once an industrial area turned into a new hip place to live with the old buildings turned into loft apartments, restaurants, shops, and a beautiful city market. It is close to the lake front and river and walking distance to downtown Milwaukee. Fun...More

Thank JulieD412
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around was simply awesome. So much to see & do not to mention to wonderful food cafes and art museums everywhere! A must do if you're anywhere near the area for sure!

Thank tjarvis2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thanks for exploring the Ward. Hope you visit again soon!

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Mindy O
31 May 2015|
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Response from LakeGirl532 |
I would go to the art museum and eat there. Pretty lake views even if art isn't your thing. And there are a couple of places to eat there that have good quality food.
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MInneapolisKA
28 January 2015|
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Response from MissMuffet1234 | Reviewed this property |
I was there over the Labor Day weekend and they had a huge Arts and Crafts show, and live music. Their were quite a few family's there but the weather was perfect, what time of year are you going?
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