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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 yesterday via mobile

The Third Ward is the Jewel of Milwaukee. Very nice restaurants and party bars. Bring your camera for some family photos.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this location for a morning of shopping and eating! It is a great place to wander and even see a few art galleries. And parking on the weekend is FREE!

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many wonderful shops and restaurants in the area. Most are boutique-y and a little pricey but more and more shops are opening in a range of prices. Many good restaurants as well. We have visited the area many times over the last 8...More

Thank iowakar
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Third Ward is an area of south Milwaukee that was destroyed by fire in 1892 and rebuilt mainly as a commercial district. Now full of upscale women's boutiques, restaurants and high-end furnishings businesses plus the Milwaukee Public Market with offers indoor gourmet and specialty...More

Thank John H
Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi John! Thanks so much for exploring and enjoying the neighborhood. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Milwaukee.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this area while on a recent visit to Milwaukee. Loved everything about it. Nice areas to walk and lots of history. Many shops & restaurants too.

Thank Slick5276
Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to explore the Ward while you were in Milwaukee. See you again, soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought this was going to be a great place to shop, we were wrong, not worth our time there, the Market was the only nice place.

Thank Cakelady27
Ruth L, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Third Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there! With nearly 100 shops, galleries, and restaurants in the neighborhood, we're surprised and sorry to learn about your disappointing shopping experience. We do hope you'll give the Ward another try on your next trip.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great eclectic neighborhood...shared a flight of beer with hubby at lunch, friendly and fun. Best cheese sandwich ever...duh, beer and cheese...it is Wisconsin

Thank Pami46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rainy dreary start of the day...we started on the parking ramp across from Restoration Hardware outlet. It was a little steep at $10 for 3-1/2 hours! We went to West Elm (who were very friendly & welcoming), Broadway Paper & Inspired. We put our name...More

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

Hi Dawn! Thanks so much for exploring the Ward. Glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area to explore ... lots to see and eat. Nice way to spend time in Milwaukee and enjoy the restored buildings and embrace the area's history. Great fun!!!

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

Hi Eileen! Thank you for exploring the Ward. So glad to see you had fun. We'll see you again, soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area for walking. We saw mostly clothing stores and restaurants. The pubic market was full of people and fun to visit.

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

Hi Lynn! Thanks for exploring the Ward! See you again, soon!

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Mindy O
31 May 2015|
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.
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?