2010: 594,833, #28 in U.S., #1 in Wisconsin
1950: 637,392, #13 in U.S.
Metropolitan Area: 1,555,908, #39 in U.S.
1950 Metropolitan Area: 871,047, #16 in U.S.
is on the western shore of Lake Michigan, at the confluence of the
Milwaukee, Menomenee, and Kinnickinnic rivers. It was first settled in 1818 and
was incorporated as a city in 1846. Today, the city has a downtown RiverWalk, as well as parks and museums along the
lakefront. Marquette University is just west of downtown.
Tallest building: U.S. Bank Center, 601 feet (1973)
Number of buildings over 350 feet: 8
Number of buildings over 150 feet: 85
List of tallest buildings
The Historic Third Ward is a restored warehouse district on the south side of downtown.
Amtrak's Empire Builder
has service from the Milwaukee Intermodal Station (1965) going south to Chicago
and west to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle and Portland. Amtrak's Hiawatha Service provides additional service between Milwaukee and Chicago.
Downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (1969) hosts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Florentine Opera, and touring Broadway shows. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater and the Skylight Music Theatre are also downtown.
The Milwaukee Brewers of the National League play at Miller Park (2001), west of downtown. The NBA Milwaukee Bucks, the American Hockey League Milwaukee Admirals, and the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League play at the Bradley Center (1988).