We ended up spending only one day in Milwaukee. Started the day on the River Walk down in the Third Ward. It was easy to find and walk, since we were the only one there. Grabbed a cup of coffee in the Market, which as others have said, is a disappointment. This is a very touristy spot, not worth the time, but good coffee and friendly folks. The River Walk is pleasant, but not much happening in the morning. It certainly is not worth a tirp. Next on to the Busch Mansion. This is a very interesting place with docents who give a good view of the history. It is tastefully being restored to its former glory and was worth the trip. Then off to the Public Museum to see the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit. Unfortunately we had tickets to the IMAX, thinking it would be enlightening regarding the scrolls. Instead, it was a poorly done commentary on the area the scrolls were found and mostly a sky show about where the stars are in the sky. Good if you are into astronomy, not so good if you just have a few hours. Advice: skip this. The exhibit itself was good, some original pieces of the scrolls, and you get a good idea of the times they were written in and then the exhibit goes into bibles, many types. So if you like this kind of thing, it is worth it. It was very crowded, but not so bad that you could not get around to all that you want to see. Next off to the north a bit to Brady Street. Not at all worth it. Yes, a few quaint shops. Then to Old World Third Street. Yes, a few bars and old German restaurants. We turned to each other at this point and said " Back to Chicago!!!". Milwaukee I am sure is worth a trip when there is a beer or music festival, but our overall impression was this is a nice quiet town to raise a family, but small town feel and a bit on the boring side. I know we did not give it a fair longer time viewing, but honestly, we had enough and were glad to get back to Chicago and excitement.