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1. Iron Horse Hotel celebrates 8 years
The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., turns 8 years old this month and to will host a variety of daily activities to celebrate throughout September.
2. Mitchell Airport unveils new "Wherever Your Heart Desires" rebranding campaign
Mitchell Airport is launching a new rebranding and ad campaign to spread the message for travelers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois that MKE is the choice airport to take them "Wherever Your Heart Desires."
3. North Point Lighthouse is putting on a fresh face
North Point Lighthouse is receiving a facelift with its first complete house and tower painting since it was restored over 10 years ago. The $23,500 project includes cleaning, repairing and replacing wood and materials where needed, and painting the keeper's quarters museum and the lighthouse tower.
4. Kohler Co. announces hotel expansion for Inn on Woodlake
Kohler Co. today announced expansion plans for Destination Kohler's boutique hotel, Inn on Woodlake. The three-diamond property will undergo an expansion and renovation through late 2016 and 2017, adding multi-bedroom units and common spaces.
5. Tyjeski's walking tour takes in East Side terra cotta
Walker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.
6. People you'll meet on Oak Leaf Trail
Once partly old railroad rights of way, Milwaukee's 118-mile paved Oak Leaf Trail winds throughout the county and is used everyday by people of all sorts - whether to commute, to get exercise or just to have fun.
7. The terror of travel
The more I fly, the less I enjoy it. Sure, I like the feeling of freedom, of being out roaming and seeing the world and experiencing new places. But last night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport really shakes me.
8. Connect with nature at the Kettle Moraine Forest
Escape the city for the lush forests and solace of Northern Wisconsin - without the long drive - when you travel to the Kettle Moraine Forest. There's a vast habitat to explore given that the southern unit spans 30 miles, from Dousman Village to Whitewater.
9. Let's go fly a kite
Whether your kite soars through the sky or refuses to get off the ground, a kite-flying trip to the lakefront and Gift of Wings is a wonderful way to not only get outside but also bring a few childhood memories back to life.
10. 7 photos from Grant Park's "haunted" Seven Bridges
At Seven Bridges there's a covered bridge with the inscription "Enter this wild wood and view the haunts of nature" and the witchy words are, in part, why the park is said to be haunted. OnMilwaukee was there today but, unfortunately, didn't experience anything supernatural.
11. Mitchell Airport baggage claim earns LEED certification
Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport has been notified that the Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
12. Recommended BRT route could save riders more than 100 hours a year
After public meetings, transit modeling and route analysis, an alignment has been recommended as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit route. Analysis shows that an end to end trip could take as little as 35 minutes, which is more than 30% faster than a bus in mixed traffic.
13. Kohl's Thank You Thursday means free admission at Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Kohl's Thank You Thursday, a partnership offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month, will continue into 2017. The new schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 2.
14. Amtrak Hiawatha Service offers free weekend travel for kids this summer
If you needed an excuse to take the family down to Chicago for a weekend this summer, here's one: Now through Aug. 28, kids can ride the Amtrak Hiawatha Service train between Milwaukee and Chicago on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for free.
15. Sign me up: Camp Halcyon, aka summer camp for adults
Summer camp may be just a fond, faded memory in your head -- nostalgic and missed. But a new camp aims to bring that fantastic feeling back just for you -- as an adult!
16. New Milwaukee tourism numbers show increases in 2015
According to numbers released this morning by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 2015 showed gains in tourism revenue for the Greater Milwaukee area.
17. Lake Express Ferry begins service season on April 29
The Lake Express Ferry is launching its 13th season of service on Friday, April 29, providing modern high-speed ferry service from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Mich.
18. Lake Express collects bikes in exchange for ferry tickets
Last year, Lake Express - the ferry that runs between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich. - collected over 700 donated bicycles in exchange for tickets on the ferry. This Friday, they'll be at it again, accepting used bike donations for trips across the lake.
19. 5 reasons Milwaukee's excited about The Kimpton Journeyman
A number of new hotels are on the horizon for Milwaukee, but the new Kimpton property -- the first in town -- is among the most anticipated. The Journeyman, on the corner of Broadway and Chicago, should be open by late June. Here are some features attracting the most attention.
20. Times' Frugal Traveler features Milwaukee
"Cheap drinks, Midwestern soul food and a sensibility that incorporates equal parts worldliness with small-town friendliness." This is how a new New York Times' Frugal Traveler feature on Milwaukee ends. Quite fitting, I'd say.
21. Brushing up on hometown hotels
During last year's Hotel Week, I mentioned that I could tell you more from experience about Chicago hotels than I could about Milwaukee ones, because, well, I live here and so I've very rarely experienced a Brew City hotel. That's changing.
22. Atlas Obscura looks at quirky Milwaukee
I'm a big fan of Atlas Obscura, a website that calls itself "the definitive guide to the world's wondrous and curious places." And it does a good job. Yesterday, it took a look at Milwaukee and its 12 quirky treasures.
23. Milwaukee ranks in Lonely Planet's "Best of the U.S." for 2016
Travel media company Lonely Planet recently unveiled its sixth annual "Best in the U.S." list, a ranking of the 10 most exciting, intriguing and up-and-coming destinations to visit in the upcoming year, and Milwaukee made the list.
24. The Donald and the rest are all wrong. This is what's wrong with America!
In the heat of this political season we get lots of candidates talking about what's wrong with America. You name it, someone thinks it's the cause of all that is bad in our country. They are all wrong
25. Is a giant egg about to hatch in Red Arrow Park?
If you get Downtown regularly, you've likely already spotted the giant egg sitting atop a crate in Red Arrow Park, near the corner of Kilbourn and Water. Is it about to hatch? We asked the experts at Milwaukee Public Museum.