This west suburb of Milwaukee – formerly an industrial powerhouse of its own – houses several fun parks and delicious restaurants, within easy driving distance of Downtown. The area's biggest draw, however, is the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, which plays host to the Milwaukee Mile, Pettit National Ice Center and several festive summer events – including, of course, State Fair.
Articles about West Allis
Sept. 22, 2016 8:19 a.m.
Fall's in the air this weekend at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Harvest Fair 2016 runs Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Admission is free and the event takes place Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 20, 2016 4:06 p.m.
The Milwaukee NARI Home & Remodeling Show will be held Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9, in the State Fair Park Exposition Center, featuring an interactive Smart Home Gallery, a "Create and Take" area, live music, a 50/50 cash raffle and much more.
Sept. 13, 2016 9:15 a.m.
Farm-to-table dining has become best practice among restaurants located in Metro Milwaukee over the past decade, and it's the inspiration behind a new West Allis restaurant called The Farmer's Wife, which could open to the public as soon as Oct. 1.
Sept. 10, 2016 1:01 p.m.
If you haven't made it out to West Allis to try the wares at Double B's BBQ, 7420 W. Greenfield Ave., the restaurant is making it easy for barbecue loving customers to sample its wares with the launch of a new food truck.
Sept. 5, 2016 9:03 a.m.
Tom McNeil combined his passions for swords, knives, exotic animals and Native American art when he opened Swords & Dreams in West Allis. The business, although currently for sale, is still in full swing, offering a mindbending melange of merchandise - some of which molts.
Aug. 21, 2016 11:09 a.m.
Tucked away in West Allis is Binary: Games, Foods and Spirits, a small gamer's paradise on the corner of 92nd and Lincoln. Various banners from "Game of Thrones" hang from the ceiling, there are mannequins donning "Star Trek" costumes and tons more.
Aug. 12, 2016 11:01 a.m.
Milwaukee's barbecue scene continues to get fired up. In fact, starting next week, there will be a new option on the docket. Firewise Barbeque Co. is owned and operated by Alex Obradovich, who left his job to pursue his professional barbecue dream.
Aug. 12, 2016 9:05 a.m.
For 11 days every summer, the blocks on the borders of State Fair Park basically become parking lots for fairgoers. But is this legal? And how lucrative is it? Get all the answers right here, folks.
Aug. 11, 2016 9:02 a.m.
It makes sense if you think about it, but it was news to me that Wisconsin has three - not one - annual State Fair. And just because I hadn't heard of them doesn't mean the Northern Wisconsin State Fair and the Central Wisconsin State Fair are newbies.
Aug. 10, 2016 5:03 p.m.
There's a few things we'd bet you don't know about Wisconsin State Fair cream puffs. And then, we'd also bet you'd be interested to learn how to win a lifetime supply of them for yourself. Yeah, we thought so.