Lynden Sculpture Garden

The cool list

Milwaukee has many lovely places to go, and many exciting experiences to be had— So get ready to explore

1. Lynden Sculpture Garden

At the garden, nature combines with 50 monumental artworks to create a wonderful 40-acre environment for family fun.

 From 1962-1978, Peg Bradley collected  the contemporary monumental sculptures that secured Lynden’s international reputation.

 The collection includes sculptures by Alexander Archipenko, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Clement Meadmore, Marta Pan, Tony Smith, Mark di Suvero and many others.

 On Jan. 16, enjoy Dog Days at Lynden where you can bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping.

 Open year-round 10am-4pm (closed Thursdays)

at 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.


2. Mitchell Park Conservatory, The Domes

Experience a desert oasis, tropical rainforest, and special floral displays. The Show Dome is transformed five times each year with a specific theme, generally categorized as historical, cultural or fantasy.

 Jan. 16- March 21, All Aboard Games Train Show is on view.

Roll the dice and move through some of the environments from your favorite board games! G-Scale trains twist and turn along four separate tracks.

 Note the show has a singular-direction path due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 Open Wed.-Fri., 9am-5pm and Sat.-Sun., 9am-4pm

524 S Layton Blvd.


3. Milwaukee County Zoo

With its park-like setting and 680,000-square-feet of space, it’s easy to physical distance! Zoo buildings (Big Cats, Giraffe, Aquatic & Reptile, Aviary, Elephant Care Center, Dairy Barn and Apes of Africa) except the Small Mammals and Primates of the World buildings are now open, with capacity limits.

 Families thrill to see the zoo’s eight-month-old snow leopard, Milja who becomes most active when it’s cold outside.The river otters water playground doesn’t freeze, and they continue their antics year-round. The popular outdoor Monkey Island exhibit is open and as entertaining as ever.

Open daily 9:30am-3pm. 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd.


4. Riveredge Nature Center

Ready to try a little snowshoeing? The Center allows you to bring your own skis or snowshoes, or offers affordable snow shoe rentals for the whole family. With more than 379 acres of land and ten miles of meandering trails, wild Wisconsin is closer than you imagine. Find prairies, woods, ponds, and over one mile of Milwaukee River shoreline.

Trails are open every day from dawn to dusk.

4458 County Hwy Y Saukville.


5. Downhill Skiing

Little Switzerland founded in 1941, this ski hill is one of the oldest in Wisconsin!  Enjoy 18 trails and three terrain parks, a completely renovated chalet, and updated lifts.

105 Cedar Creek Rd., Slinger

Sunburst Winter Sports Park Ski or board on nine runs and two terrain parks. Over 45 lanes of tubing and two 'magic carpets' to the top of the tubing hill. Enjoy hot cocoa and food at the Tubing Cafe or Chalet.

8355 Prospect Dr., Kewaskum    


6. Springs Water Park

Discover a perfect escape from frigid Wisconsin temperatures.

 Experience exciting tube and body slides, the meandering lazy river, activity pool, indoor/outdoor hot tub and zero-depth pool.

 Slides, include the 362-foot long boat slide Triple Dog Dare, Double Trouble, a 317-foot long tube slide, and The Cyclone, a slide filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Pewaukee’s Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd.