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The October 2014 issue is here, or download the entire issue - PDF file. And be sure to check out our NEW Fully Mobile Digital Issue!

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Dining - Mader’s remains top destination in 112th year

Shopping - Browsers buy at Bangles & Bags

After Dark - Belly dancers every Friday night at Casablanca on Brady

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key coverMetro Milwaukee blooms every October. The changing colors of the season can be seen along Milwaukee’s lakefront and in Milwaukee County’s award-winning parks. A short drive west take you to Lapham Peak State Park, the highest point in Waukesha County with a 45-foot observation tower providing panoramic views. And an equally short drive northwest takes you to the Basilica of Holy Hill in Washington County, one of the highest points in Wisconsin. Climb the Basilica tower for spectacular views of the countryside and where, on a clear day, you can see the skyline of Milwaukee.

The area also is a little more German than usual in October, with Oktoberfest celebrations from Milwaukee to Cedarburg and special events at the historic Pabst Mansion. And visitors and locals can celebrate on their own anytime at Mader’s, which has been serving the best of German cuisine for 112 years.

Our Arts & Entertainment Calendar shows that the number of live theatre productions, touring national musical acts and special exhibitions is peaking along with the fall colors. Some shows, like the Milwaukee Chamber Theater’s The Good Father are Midwest premieres, while others are old favorites like Shear Madness on the Northern Lights stage of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

Our cover feature this month is the special exhibition opening this month at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from the Glasgow Museums examines the development of Italian art from the religious paintings of the Middle Ages to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the 19th Century. The touring exhibition is making its only Midwest stop here through Jan. 4, 2015. Also this month, the Milwaukee Public Museum opens an original exhibition, Alien Worlds and Androids, bringing cutting-edge science face to face with the fantastic worlds of science fiction films and books.


Milwaukee photographer Mike Ford used a drone to capture this outstanding birds-eye view of downtown Milwaukee.

KEY Milwaukee magazine has served visitors for nearly 50 years. Today, KEY is the metro area's only monthly visitor guide and is the website preferred by travelers planning trips here. Be sure to pick up a copy of KEY Milwaukee at visitor centers, Mitchell International Airport or wherever you are staying in the seven-county metro area. If you have any questions prior to your visit, please e-mail us at or call (414) 732-7320.

KEY Milwaukee also is proud to be affiliated with Key Magazines, an growing group of independently owned travel guides and websites serving travelers from coast to coast. Visit when planning your next leisure or business trip.




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