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Historic Third Ward

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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...more
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Broadway and St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wr are from Northern Illinois, but we love Milwaukee. It is clean and safe in the Historic Third Ward. Restaurants are great shopping is fin and eclectic and we really enjoy the Milwaukee Public Market. So interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for visiting every time. We love having you here!

Reviewed 5 days ago

lots of fun shops offering all kinds of items. Loads of amazing places to eat. The market was awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for exploring the neighborhood. Hope to see you again, soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The third ward is such a cool area for both locals and tourists. There are plenty of great, rustic restaurants to choose from and shops to pass the time. If shopping isn't for you, there are plenty of bridges across the water to hang out...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maria G
Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maria! So glad you enjoyed your time here in the neighborhood. Thank you so much for the kind words!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get around. Tons of things to do and eat, felt safe and loved it. There is a lot around the riverwalk,arena, theatre. Stop and get some food and beverages?

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words! See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area is recommended by a couple of travel sites and travel books. It's a nice section of town with restored historic buildings which have been given a new life. Cute shops and restaurants. The Market is cool with vendors of both food and trinkets....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thanks so much for exploring the Ward!

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Spend a very soggy weekend in Milwaukee and I think the Third ward would have been better experienced on foot and strolling from shop to shop to shop. INstead it was a fight for our spot parking challenge to get close to the lovely eateries...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Wanita! So glad you didn't let a little rain stop you from visiting! Hope to see you again in better weather.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

The Third Ward offers great strolls along the Riverwalk, riverside dining as well as other tempting bars and restaurants of varying price, cuisine and outdoor service, as well as a bustling Public Market with a range of food/drink options. It's a perfect place to browse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

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

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We first went to the Historic 3rd ward 3 or 4 years ago, and found it to hav a few unique shops, several restaurants and the lovely river walk, but it has grown significantly since then. More shops have been opened and it is much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting again! Sorry to hear your husband wasn't having as much fun. We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I have hung out in this neighborhood. It is a quaint, free flowing neighborhood community in an enjoyable part of Milwaukee. If I were to compare it to somewhere else I have been, it would be the north side of Chicago. Indeed. Lots of fun...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi there! Thanks so much for hanging out in the Historic Third Ward! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Milwaukee's "Historical Third Ward" has a haunted, dramatic history dating back to the mid-19th century. The Irish were its first settlers, its river location an attraction to all the Irish fisher men and women. The houses were all made of wood, and fire visited tragedy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Michael! Great history. The fruit and vegetable purveyors on Commission Row and the Eisner Museum are long gone and missed. The entire Historic Third Ward has experienced a renaissance and we hope you visit again to see the changes, 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
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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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