Parks, zoos & hikes

Mitchell Park Conservatory, The Domes

One of a kind horticultural facility, featuring arid, rain forest and show domes. 524 S. Layton Blvd.  (414) 257-5611.



Whitnall Park

Wooded park offering sledding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and a botanical gardens. 5879 S 92nd St, Franklin.


Lakeshore State Park

17-acre park located on Lake Michigan adjacent to Discovery World.

(414) 273-1173.



Milwaukee County Zoo

Home to 2,500 rare and wild animals. Through Feb.: 9:30am-2:30pm Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm Sat. & Sun. Entrance gates close 45 minutes prior to closing time. Open 365 days a year.

10001 W. Bluemound Rd.

(414) 771-3040.



Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

185-acre habitat on Lake Michigan, with 6 miles of hiking trails & a 60-ft. observation tower.

1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside



Oakleaf/ Interurban Bike Trails

These two popular trails have recently been linked. Trail users can now bicycle or walk a paved trail from Lakeshore State Park downtown to southern Sheboygan


Milwaukee Riverwalk

Six blocks on both sides of the river from Highland Avenue to the Historic Third Ward.