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Milwaukee Layover

| December 16, 2014

Stuck on a Milwaukee layover at the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Wisconsin? As a hub for Midwest Airlines, the airport is located approximately 5 miles from the city center, which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on a long Milwaukee layover. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Milwaukee layover, click here for useful tips.
Milwaukee LayoverIf you’re stuck in the airport during your Milwaukee layover, there’s plenty to do. In addition to shops and restaurants, the airport also offers Travelers Aid (414) 747-5245, conference rental rooms (414) 747-5300, M&I Bank (414) 747-1630, Banquet facilities (414) 747-4630 and more. TYME automated ATM teller machines are located in the main terminal and near the entrance to Concourse C. There is also a MSE lounge for military members and veterans in Concourse D.

The airport also hosts the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, a non-profit aviation museum, located inside the airport. For more information, call (414) 747-4503.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels of varying price points available nearby in Milwaukee. For a comprehensive list of Milwaukee hotels, click here, and for hotels specifically near the airport, click here.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport, in addition to taxis available at the airport, there is also car rental, shuttle service, buses and trains. Click here for all the transportation options available.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Milwaukee Layover:

Lakefront Brewery

Perhaps one of Milwaukee’s most famous visitor destinations, the Lakefront Brewery offers tours where you can learn more about the history of the brewery and the beers.

Historic Third Ward

Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward is a great place to spend some time during a layover. Here in the city’s “arts and fashion district” you can stop by the many restaurants, spas, theaters, shops and more.

Milwaukee Tours

If you’re limited on time a tour of Milwaukee might be your best bet. Tours vary depending on interest, and there’s many to choose from including Segway Tours of MilwaukeeMilwaukee Food Tours, and Riverwalk Boat Tours.

Charles Allis Art Museum

With artwork dating back 2,000 years, the Charles Allis Art Museum is located in a 1911 historic mansion. It’s a great place to stroll around and stretch your legs in between flights, and check out some interesting art.

Milwaukee Public Market

A great place to get the feel of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Market is a fun way to explore the best food the city can offer in the way of cheese, baked goods, meat and more.

None of these interest you? For tons more options of ways to spend your Milwaukee layover, click here!

Have a suggestion for a Milwaukee layover? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Allen says:

    The Charles Allis Museum is worthwhile, but if I had only a few hours in Milwaukee, I’d check out the Milwaukee Art Museum, on Lake Michigan’s shore, mam.org.