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Milwaukee – the city of the famous Harley-Davidson and Happy Days

Milwaukee is a beautiful city with a population of about 575,000 inhabitants, disposed in the southeast of Wisconsin and being its capital. It is also the cultural and economic center of the region, where numerous annual events are held attracting thousands of tourists from all over the United States. Milwaukee is just called as the city of festivals.

The territory occupied by modern Milwaukee was for several centuries inhabited by various Native American tribes of North America, such as Fox, Potawatomi, Sac and Mascouten, who were pushed out of their lands by the end of the seventeenth century, during the period of the first French missions. The founder of the first settlement was Solomon Juneau, who settled here in 1818, and 28 years later, decided to unite several neighboring settlements in order to form Milwaukee. Since the very first years of its existence, the city has become a place of mass flows of immigration of German citizens fleeing from Europe in search of the notorious “promised land”. Although on the approach of the twentieth century, this phenomenon got popularity among Poles and Czechs, thus creating a colorful mixture of cultures in the city.

Unfortunately, the city is also known as the birthplace of Jeffrey Lionel of Dahmer, known as the “cannibal of Milwaukee”, who is responsible for killing seventeen people. Meanwhile, those who grew up watching Happy Days, can easily recognize the familiar places shot in the famous TV show.
Orienting in Milwaukee will not be difficult, because the streets are numbered from north to south. Lake Michigan, located to the west of the city, is a great place for lovers of hiking and outdoor activities. Riverwalk is a beautiful network of footpaths that emphasize the city’s close attention to the issue of environment protection.

Visit the interesting museums and home of Harley-Davidson on your trip to Milwaukee!

Fans of museums can find in Milwaukee many interesting things and will certainly be fascinated by the Milwaukee Museum of Art, placed near the lake, where you can find a permanent exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as expositions devoted to art and contemporary folklore. Also worth mentioning the Eisner Museum, dedicated to advertising and design, where attention is focused on the influence that the media have on modern culture.

And, of course, it should be noted that this city, first of all, is home to William Harley and Arthur Davidson, classmates who created and sold their first Harley-Davidson motorcycle more than a hundred years ago. To date, these legendary motorcycles are a symbol of the whole of the US state, and those who are interested in modern production, can visit the Harley-Davidson plant located in the suburbs of Wauwatosa.

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