A Chicagoland student’s thoughts on Milwaukee
Photo of Marquette and Milwaukee by Liz Graesser
Marquette has students from a variety of places, but it’s no secret that many are from Illinois…particularly the Chicagoland area. Myself included.
As is often the case with residents from major cities, it’s hard to go to a smaller city and be impressed right away. Case in point: Chicago and Milwaukee. On first impression, Milwaukee feels small to a Chicagoan.
That being said, Milwaukee is it’s own city with a unique identity, which is why you’ll find so many from Illinois heading across the border. MKE has plenty to be proud of and any perspective Marquette student from Chicago shouldn’t be quick to underestimate and dismiss its northern neighbor.
Thus, in no particular order, here are 10 reasons why Milwaukee is cool, from a Chicagoan’s perspective:
1. Less traffic, which means getting from Point A to Point B isn’t nearly as painful.
-photo by Vincent Desjardins
2. Heavy music scene. Don’t believe me? See Lo’s must-see Milwaukee concerts.
photo by eytonz
3. Cheese curds, brats, and fish frys.
photo by HeatherChappy
4. Lower sales tax on everything (and lower gas prices!).
photo by tditz_gb
6. A brewing heritage that even Will Ferrell appreciates.
photo by Accidental Hedonist
7. Cheaper “Bulls” tickets (also known as Bucks tickets to the locals).
photo by ritch97x
8. The Milwaukee Art Museum (the “wings” open and close).
[This photo is also on Pinterest]
9. Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival.
photo by eytonz
10. Milwaukee also has Lake Michigan (and a sweet lakefront too).
Want more reasons and a good laugh? Check out this list by OnMilwaukee.com. Want to see for yourself? Plan a visit to Marquette and see Milwaukee. Also make sure to check the ThanksMKE blog for more Milwaukee love.
Chicagoans, what do you think?
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