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The good news is that Paradise Springs is kind of a magical place, and you've never seen a more stunning freshwater spring  in Wisconsin. There's also an observation deck and waterfall. The paths are paved and the hike is less than a mile.

The bad news is that this week's Hike of the Week is about a 50 minute drive away from Milwaukee, and you'll only spent about 30-45 minutes there.

Afterwards, you can get some ice cream at the Culver's in nearby Mukwonago, and play at Fox River Park about 20 minutes away. It has a nature playground and a 30 foot slide built into the side of a hill!

Past Hikes Of The Week:

Harbor View Plaza is the first waterfront public park in the Harbor District, located at the east end of Greenfield Avenue in front of the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences.  The Plaza opened in July 2019. It includes a play structure for children, a water play area and water feature, and a canoe/kayak launch and dock.  The play structure is designed to look like the shipping containers synonymous with ports around the world.  The water play area allows children to explore water flow and cool off on hot days. It is the first major investment in what will eventually be a continuous network of Riverwalk and waterfront parks spanning much of the western shore of the Harbor District. 

See all 12 of our Must-Visit Playgrounds

You can now purchase timed admission online for Discovery World, Milwaukee's state-of-the-art Science & Technology Museum. They are reopening in phases. Currently only the following exhibit areas will be open: Aquarium, Automation Everywhere, Great Lakes Future, Power On, Promenade Wave Tank. The remaining exhibit areas of Discovery World will be closed. Masks are required for ages 3 & up, and patrons are asked to practice safe social distancing.

Also open with new safety measures in place:
East Troy Railroad

Marcus Theatres

Sky Zone Greenfield

First & Bowl

Milwaukee County Zoo

Bug & Goose Play Cafe

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Bookworm Gardens

Milwaukee Art Museum

A blob monster has invaded downtown Milwaukee! Sculpture Milwaukee welcomed a new sculpture recently. Tony Tasset’s giant sci-fi Blob Monster, 2009, recalls The Blob, a 1958 movie, featuring Steve McQueen in his debut. The Blob was about a creeping menace that could not be stopped, a post-war parable about the Cold War. The figure’s sad droopy face looks like a child’s toy left out in the sun too long. Tasset’s monster refers to the monsters inside of us, or perhaps the untouchable forces of culture, both large and small, that define our world. In light of the current pandemic, Blob Monster embodies an unstoppable force that we human must band together to stop. See him at Milwaukee's federal building on Wisconsin Avenue.

Pack a picnic to enjoy in O'Donnell Park, and see which sculpture your little artists like the best! See the entire kid-friendly route for Sculpture Milwaukee here.

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Your kids will love walking up and down the Milwaukee Riverwalk. There is so much to see - the river itself, boats, parks, Milwaukee architecture, and interesting sculptures!

 

Take a selfie with the Bronze Fonz, located along the Milwaukee river just south of Wells St. Head south to see Gertie The Duck and her ducklings on the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. (Don't know who Gertie the Duck is? Learn about Milwaukee's original viral sensation here.) Head north of the Bronze Fonz between Kilbourn & State St. for many other sculptures and public art installations. You can picnic in Pere Marquette Park!

Drive-In Movies

101 Backyard Games & Activities

From hula hoops to "Red Light Green Light" and everything in between, we rounded up some simple & fun games to play with the whole family.

See also:

10 Fun Things To Do With Sidewalk Chalk

11 Water Balloon Games Your Kids Will Love

5 Fun Flashlight Games

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August 6 - 9, 2020

WEEKEND GUIDE

THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND IN MILWAUKEE

We know everyone is approaching the world differently now and has different levels of comfort. Every week, we're offering up a balance of:

 

  • Outdoor activities (hikes, playgrounds, etc.)

  • What's open in Milwaukee for kids & safety measures

  • Ideas for fun at home