4 Ways to Be A Kid Again In Milwaukee

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Who would have thought that a city that was once the largest beer producer in the world could make you feel like a kid again?  Well, Milwaukee has plenty of ways to do just that… oh, and they still have beer!

Bublr Bikes are a great way to explore Milwaukee

1- Ride a Bike –

Yes, I know that adults ride bikes.  However, I had not ridden a bike since I was a fearless child launching myself down hills and around turns with no regard for my personal safety.  I must admit things have changed a bit now that I’m a clumsy adult.  I’m a bit more cautious now, but my skills came back quickly.  You know what they say, it was just like riding a bike.

Milwaukee has gotten in on the bike sharing game with their Bublr Bikes.  Its a great way to avoid traffic, get a bit exercise, and take in the scenery surrounding beautiful Lake Michigan.  Pricing to rent a Bublr ranges from $3 for a 30 minute ride, to $80 for a year of unlimited rides.  So you can save our environment and few bucks!

Safe House spy themed bar in Milwaukee, WI

2- Play James Bond –

Behind a door marked “International Exports” you’ll find an interrogation room.  Reveal the password or prepare for your clearance test.  Passwords, riddles, scavenger hunts, secret passageways; it’s enough to make any kid giddy.  However after 8pm, Safe House is only for the young at heart (and the over 21 at body).  With the actual kids out of the way, you’ll have all the puzzles to yourself and you can enjoy a Great Spytini, shaken by being shot through a tube that runs throughout the restaurant.  Safe House has been a hidden gem and local legend since it’s opening in 1966 (long before the speakeasy/theme bar trend) and no trip to Milwaukee would be complete without a visit.

Feeding giraffes at the Milwaukee Zoo

3- A Day At The Zoo –

A day at the zoo is a great time for young and old alike, but I challenge you not to giggle like a school girl (or boy) while feeding a giraffe!  At 10:30am and 3pm, the Milwaukee Zoo offers a limit number of guests the chance to get up close and personal with these beauties, for a nominal cost that goes to support the care of the animals at the zoo.  You haven’t lived until you’ve been slobbered on by a giraffe.

Bounce Milwaukee- Adult sized bounce houses, lazer tag, and of course... a bar!

4- BOUNCE –

Bounce Milwaukee, where have you been all of my life?  Adult sized bounce houses.  I’ll say that again… Adult. Sized. Bounce. Houses.  Why did it take so long to figure this out?  Bounce Milwaukee also has a bar featuring local beer, laser tag, a free play arcade, and maybe the best massage chair I’ve ever experienced.  Did I mention adult bounce houses?  Oh, and don’t get me started on the tater tot pizza!

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If you’re like me and have figured out that being an adult is highly overrated, (until we figure out time travel) I suggest a trip to Milwaukee.



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I would like to thank Visit Milwaukee for inviting me to be a kid again in their fantastic city.

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21 thoughts on “4 Ways to Be A Kid Again In Milwaukee

  1. OMG, those bouncy places are so much fun! Though I figure you might have the same trouble as I. LOL I’m headed to Milwaukee for the first time for the WITS17 show. Will you be there?

  2. Ummmmmm…. I would be ALL over that adult bounce house! 🙂 And they serve beer and pizza too?? Winner!

  3. All of these activities sound like so much fun! I’m keeping them in mind for when I return to Milwaukee for WITS.

  4. Great ways to bring out your inner child. I’d definitely be game for riding bikes!

  5. Hahaha, you should come to Amsterdam and feel a kid all day for riding the bike, and an adult for making sure not to hit anyone, or get hit by anyone 😉 And I really would LOVE to bounce 😀 Great workout 😉

  6. It’s always a great idea to act like a kid again! I have actually been at the Safe House (after 8 p.m.) and it was a lot of fun. I didn’t realize that they had the day part of it as well. If I’m ever back there, I would love to check that out again.

  7. Lesley Carter

    I love a day at the zoo regardless if Athena is with me or not. And feeding giraffes is so interesting. They are my favorite animal. Yeah to being a kid!

  8. Not sure which I’d be more stoked to do, but something tells me it’d be the adult sized bouncy castle. How freaking awesome!

  9. Cycling is definitely my favourite way to explore a city!

  10. “Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated,” I can’t help but think about Laveene and Shirley when Milwaukee is mentioned! Milwaukee sounds incredible, I’d love to ride those bikes and explore. Bouncy house and good beer? Well count me in!

  11. What a fun post! Bublr sounds like the way to travel. I’ve done bike shares in Paris and Nice and, if you can find less trafficked streets, it’s such a fun way to explore. The Safe House sounds like an adventure, too. I’d never heard of it.

  12. It’s important to not forget how to have fun. So these 4 activities ideas sound amazing! hey, I’d play James Bond right now 😉

  13. This is such an interesting post! My brother and his kids are currently around that area — so timely — so I’ll be sending over this post to them for ideas 😀

  14. Ha ha The Safe House! I have some pretty fun memories of that place… Milwaukee is such a fun city overall. Glad you enjoyed it!

  15. Getting on the bounce house would be so much fun!! I really enjoying biking so that would be a fun way to explore the city. More fun than I would have thought in Milwaukee.

  16. We need adult size bounce houses in Singapore too! Also, $80 for a year of unlimited rides is really affordable.

  17. […] hit upon this in my last post, but no trip to Milwaukee would be complete without a trip to the local institution, Safe House.  […]

  18. I’m guilty of loving going to the zoo lol. I’m currently googling where I can find an adult bouncy castle in my area because that sounds frickin awesome!

  19. Wow, beer + adult-sized bounce house = searching for plane tickets to Milwaukee ;). $80 for a year of unlimited bike rides? Sounds too good to be true. Ok, to be fair, that’s not enough to convince me to stay there for 12 months even combined with beer and the bounce house. But a weekend in Milwaukee would be a lot of fun.

  20. Finally a bounce house that allows adults to have fun! I always keep looking the kids having fun while we stay on the outside 🙁 Most of the bounce places I visited are for kids only.

  21. woah an adult bounce room? that sounds so fun! I knew milwaukee had beer but who knew there were so many other places to unleash our inner kid. love it, thanks for sharing

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