So I read this list a couple of years ago, and at the time I wasn’t old enough to complete a lot of them.. so in 2011 I’m going to give it a shot.. I’m going to try to complete this list, as well as come up with a list of my own.

1. Cheer on the Brewers at Miller Park …
2. … and be sure to tailgate before the game
3. Check out the lights and live music at the Domes

4. Explore Milwaukee’s spy bar, The Safe House
5. Pull up a boat to a slip at Barnacle Bud’s or Water Buffalo
6. Eat (and request a song) at Organ Piper Pizza
7. Wind your way along Grant Park’s Seven Bridges Trail
8. Get up early and watch soccer at the Highbury Pub
9. Climb Holy Hill in Hubertus
10. Close Wolski’s and get a bumper sticker to prove it
11. Bike the Oak Leaf Trail as far as you can muster
12. Buy a wax Samson at the Milwaukee County Zoo and tell the kids about the famous gorilla
13. Visit the Milwaukee County Historical Society, where scenes from “Public Enemies” were filmed
14. Commiserate with the butterflies at the Milwaukee Public Museum
15. Buy a brat at the Usinger’s store

16. Take the Lakefront, Sprecher and MillerCoors brewery tours in one day
17. Experience Jim’s Time Out, the Downtown “towny” bar
18. Enjoy family-friendly live music at Bayshore Town Center
19. Marvel at the beauty of the Milwaukee Art Museum
20. Take a Milwaukee Ghosts tour and learn local haunted history
21. Smell the flowers at Boerner Botanical Gardens
22. Find the Streetza Pizza truck and buy a late-night slice
23. Skate a few laps on the Olympic Oval at the Pettit National Ice Center
24. Eat a corned beef sandwich at Jake’s Delicatessen
25. Shop for vintage clothes on Brady Street
26. Take a booze cruise
27. Catch the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Monday nights at Alterra on the Lake
28. Buy farm-fresh produce all winter long at the State Fair Park’s winter farmers market
29. Fall in love over a Tiki Love Bowl at At Random
30. Have a drink in The Yard at the Iron Horse Hotel
31. Eat like a king at 4th Base
32. Tour Palermo’s Pizza in the Menomonee Valley
33. Interact with nature at the Schlitz Audubon Center
34. Make a difference at the Volunteer Center
35. Pet the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society
36. Tour the Pabst Mansion
37. See an indie band at the Cactus Club
38. Cheer like a maniac with the Bucks’ “Squad 6”
39. Experience intimate theater at Boulevard Theatre
40. Bowl a few lines on America’s oldest lanes at Holler House
41. Tour the Harley-Davidson Museum
42. Crack up at ComedySportz
43. Say “Ayy” to the Bronze Fonz
44. Sunbathe at Bradford Beach or South Shore Beach
45. Swim in the Brown Deer Pond
46. Wander around the Bong Recreation Area
47. Marvel at the Mars Cheese Castle
48. Eat a bowl of Real Chili
49. See an Admirals game
50. Sled down the North Avenue hill
51. Watch kids playing soccer at Uihlein Park
52. Visit the Beulah Brinton House in Bay View
53. Star gaze at UWM’s Planetarium on Friday night for $1
54. Stroll back in time on the Streets of Old Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Public Museum
55. Step back in time at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford
56. Bask in the beauty of the Basilica of St. Josaphat on 6th & Lincoln
57. Buy a kite at Gift of Wings and fly it at the lakefront
58. Join the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
59. Get saucy at a Brew City Burlesque show
60. Find the city’s Frank Lloyd Wright architecture
61. Visit the North Point Lighthouse
62. Take the kids to the Betty Brinn Museum
63. Hike the Hank Aaron State Trail
64. Visit the birthplace of the American League (now a Downtown parking lot)
65. Hop aboard the Lake Express ferry
66. Grab a meal at Friday’s Front Row Grill to enjoy Miller Park in winter
67. Experience a real Milwaukee Friday night fish fry at Lakefront Brewery’s Palm Garden
68. Rent a kayak and take a ride down the Milwaukee River
69. Enjoy a beer in a smoke-free Von Trier (or have a smoke out on the patio)
70. Eat a butter burger at Kopp’s
71. Have breakfast at the Plaza Hotel on Cass Street

72. Order a Brainbuster at Bryant’s
73. Find Milwaukee’s smallest park, Kaszube’s Park, on Jones Island
74. Rock out at Verge — the Lakefront rock fest
75. Get a doughnut at the National Bakery & Deli
76. Watch people play lawn bowling at Lake Park
77. Take a picture at the intersection of “Keefe” and “Richards”
78. Ride the mechanical chili pepper at La Perla (or have a margarita on the roof)
79. See the statues in Doctor’s Park
80. Bowl with tiny balls at Koz’s Mini Bowl
81. Shop for a vintage LP at Bull’s Eye Records
82. Sing along at Lucille’s Rockin’ Pianos
83. Take a Milwaukee Food Tour
84. Tour St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Marquette’s campus
85. Find Gertie the Duck along Wisconsin Avenue Downtown
86. Admire the Carl von Marr collection at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend
87. Get hot ham and rolls on a Sunday morning
88. Tour the city’s longest thoroughfare, 27th Street
89. Enjoy outdoor movies in summer at Discovery World, Pere Marquette Park, Miller Park and State Fair
90. Buy locally produced food at Outpost Natural Foods
91. See if the security guard at the Midwest Airlines Center is real
92. Take a photo of the boat house on Cambridge & Hampshire
93. Quickly order a drink at the world’s shortest happy hour at The Nomad World Pub
94. Window shop the boutiques and the mod furniture at Rubin’s in the Historic Third Ward
95. Grab a dog from “the hot dog guy” on Water & Wisconsin
96. Tour Growing Power, Milwaukee’s urban farm
97. Tour Bolzano Meats in Riverwest
98. Eat thin crust pizza at Zaffiro’s
99. Cheer on the all-girl roller derby, the Brew City Bruisers
100. Sample Great Lakes Distillery’s Milwaukee-made spirits

1. Hit up all 11 days of Summerfest
2. Eat duck fat fries at MOCT
3. Squeeze your family into the Pizza Shuttle photo booth
4. Hitch a ride Downtown from Cream City Rickshaw
5. Fill up your gallon jugs at Bay View’s Pryor Street well
6. Watch a European soccer game on the telly at the Nomad
7. Pedal a boat on the lagoon at the lakefront
8. Eat deep fried pickles at Stack’d Bar
9. Join a bocce league at the Italian Community Center
10. Take your grandma to brunch at Watts Tea Shop
11. Order mini donuts at bar time at Sil’s (North and Oakland)
12. Get dinner, drinks and a movie at the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse
13. Take a ride out to Lapham Peak and enjoy a hike
14. Dance your ass off to ’80s music Friday nights at The Mad Planet
15. Get the boys together for a day at Paintball Dave’s
16. Find the painting of “Jesus knocking at the U.N.” at Jamo’s
17. Appreciate creative local talent at the quarterly Gallery Night and Day
18. Figure out who makes better custard: Kopp’s or Leon’s
19. Prove you’re a pool shark at Romine’s High Pockets
20. Indulge in the mozzarella marinara at Saz’s State House
21. Find unimaginable treasures at American Science & Surplus

22. Explore Milwaukee’s German culinary legacy at Mader’s
23. Walk along the breakwater to watch the sun set over the skyline
24. Take a summertime trolley ride through Downtown
25. Make the snake rattle at the Milwaukee Public Museum
26. Take a stab at Milwaukee Community Acupuncture
27. Sing karaoke any night of the week at Frank ‘N Stein
28. Celebrate with champagne at Cuvee
29. Buy handmade gifts at Art vs. Craft each November
30. Sample rare craft beer at Sugar Maple or Palm Tavern
31. Find the best pita bread in town at Attari Supermarket
32. Learn how to compost at the Urban Ecology Center
33. Get fresh food from a Community Supported Agriculture farm
34. Sip a flaming drink at the Foundation Tiki Bar
35. Share a round of tapas at La Merenda
36. Drop in for a pay-what-you-can yoga class at Saffron
37. Shop for second-hand clothes at Rethreads
38. Celebrate Halloween in April with Hallowang
39. Teach your own art class at BYO Studio Lounge
40. Break out the two-wheeler for Bike to Work Week in June
41. Save your appetite for the annual WMSE Food Slam in October
42. Take off work for the party that is Brewers opening day
43. Shop at Bayshore Town Center outdoor mall
44. Take an early-morning jog along Lincoln Memorial Drive
45. Get a double punch on your card each Tuesday at Alterra
46. Save a few bucks by joining the Bay View Cheap Beer Club
47. Buy locally-designed clothing at Project M in Riverwest
48. Test your trivia with the British Pub Quiz
49. Fill up on M&Ms, Chex Mix and Guinness at Paddy’s Pub
50. Sip some fine wine at Balzac
51. Visit Kana, Milwaukee’s only mojito lounge
52. Run the pups at Estabrook’s dog park
53. Order cannoli at Peter Sciortino’s Bakeryon Brady Street
54. Shop for an erotic toy at the Tool Shed
55. Play Atari at Koppa’s Fulbeli Deli on Farwell
56. Secure a good lakefront spot for the fireworks on July 3
57. Buy a bag of kettle corn at Jazz in the Park
58. Throw your peanut shells on the floor at AJ Bombers
59. Try the baked potato pizza slice from Brick 3
60. Save room for authentic Indian desserts at Bombay Sweets
61. Attend as many ethnic festivals as possible
62. Ride your bike across town on the Oak Leaf Trail
63. Arrive early to get a lane at Bay View Bowl’s Glow Bowl
64. Bet it all on black at Potawatomi Bingo Casino
65. Cheer for a sausage during Miller Park’s sausage races
66. Take in the views (and a great meal) on the Roots patio
67. Kick it old school with a martini at Angelo’s Lounge
68. Let the kids ride the bumper cars at StoneFire Pizza Co.
69. Eat something on a stick at the Wisconsin State Fair

70. Chill on the Hill in Bay View each summer Tuesday night
71. Get romantic on a Downtown carriage ride
72. Take a tour of The Pfister art collection
73. Brave the lake on New Year’s Day, take the Polar Bear Plunge
74. Marvel at the wattage used on Candy Cane Lane
75. Learn to home brew your own beer at Northern Brewer
76. Splurge on a few $3 Tallboys at The Pabst Theater
77. Shop, eat and people watch in the Historic Third Ward
78. Stock up on sage and coriander seeds at The Spice House
79. Ditch your diet for flaming cheese at a Greek festival
80. Go fishing near the lighthouse behind the Marcus Amphitheater
81. Rent “Major League,” look for familiar Milwaukee places
82. Get a history lesson at the Milwaukee County Historical Society
83. Say “Art Smart’s Dart Mart” five times fast
84. Buy a Teecycle shirt and support the River Revitalization Project
85. Play a game of shuffle board at Burnhearts
86. Sit in the right Newsroom Pub chair and end up in the Safe House
87. Shop the East Side Green Market on Saturdays in summer
88. Eat the pickled eggs at The Bomb Shelter (we dare you)
89. Order a pizza with whipped garlic at Transfer Pizzeria
90. Get educated at Comet Cafe’s Beer School
91. Eat $5 pho on Mondays at Hinterland
92. Count the number of Milwaukee’s Irish pubs, visit each one
93. Show off your baking skills at the next Iron Cupcake challenge
94. Sign up for a cooking class at the Milwaukee Public Market
95. Try the macaroni and cheese slice at Ian’s Pizza
96. Get lost in literary splendor at Boswell Book Co.
97. Relive your teenage glory at Dave and Buster’s
98. Find a bargain at Goodwill’s Retique in the Third Ward
99. Eat dinner at Meritage before a movie at the Times Cinema
100. Join the stein club at the Old German Beer Hall

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