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.
Of course, it began with the requisite beer and bowling talk ("Wisconsin's largest city is brewing a lot more than beer"), but then got pretty detailed.
The Bronze Fonz and Safe House mentions were a little obvious, but overall, I think this is a good list. You?
Here are couple more of my favorites (includes some a bit outside city limits) to get you thinking:
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.