Here we are again for another installment of my Dream City Trips. If you’ve missed any of the others, you can catch up here. Basically the idea is I have a dream (like Rapunzel) to see our beautiful country one Roman Catholic diocese at a time. I would like to visit each of the archdiocese and all of the 50 states. Therefore, this series documents six things from each city I would like to see. I would love to make this trip an epic year and a half long road trip, but we’ll see how that works. For now, let’s go through some cool places in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Harley Davidson Museum: If I’m honest, I don’t really like or care about motorcycles. But Harley Davidson is an American icon. I guess it would be kinda cool to check it out.
- Pabst Theater: I’m pretty sure this place is named after the beer. We midwesterners take our domestic brews very seriously. But I’m not a drinker, so I’d go for the theater. I’ve never been to a concert before and Kari Jobe will be there this fall. I like Kari Jobe and a Christian concert would be the perfect compliment to the Catholic millennial road trip.
- Discovery World: This place is an interactive hands-on science and technology center. It looks like it has exhibits for many of the different branches of science including biology, physics, and engineering.
- Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum: This beautiful place houses art and homewares from the 15th to 18th centuries. It would be lovely to see some of the different rooms to compare and contrast their pieces.
- Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Cathedral: This cathedral is built in a Zopfstil (German neoclassical) style. The top cross looks like a monstrance with a center circle and rays poking out. The interior looks grand with massive pipes for the organ, tall pillars, and what I think is a giant crown of thorns hovering over the altar.
- Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: Ya’ll know I love plants and conservatories. I think there are three domes: desert dome, tropical dome, and floral show dome. They have a really cool exhibit right now of beautiful purple flowers everywhere. It’s a bit of a bummer it will be over at the end of summer. If any of my readers happen to see it, please send photos; purple is my favorite color.
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