Getting Here

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233


From the North
Go south on I-43. Take the Highland Ave exit ramp. Turn left onto State St. Turn right on James Lovell St. Parking structure will be on your immediate right.

From the South
Go north on I-94/43. Take Exit 72A toward Michigan St./10th St. Continue straight on 10th street. Turn right onto Wells St. Turn left onto James Lovell St. Parking structure will be on your left.

From the West
Go east on I-94. Go past exits for Green Bay and Chicago. Exit 1H James Lovell St. Veer left on to James Lovell St. Go north 3 blocks. Parking structure will be on your left.



There are metered spaces available on most downtown streets. Meters are free on Sundays.

There are also several municipal lots near MPM, including MacArthur Square parking structure which is adjacent to the Museum and is accessible via James Lovell Street. The parking structure includes an entrance to the Museum on the Ground level, eliminating the need to walk outside. Members receive a discount when visiting the Museum (this $5 flat-rate is for MPM members only -- get your ticket validated at Member Services).

Additional parking is available through our official hotel partner, Hilton Milwaukee City CenterFor more parking options and maps, visit The Milwaukee Public Museum is also fully accessible to people with disabilities. Please see our Accessibility page for details.

Bus / Motor Coach Parking

Bus and motor coach parking is located on the lakefront on Lincoln Memorial Dr. From our location, take Wells Street east to the lake.

Access by Amtrak and Greyhound Bus

The Museum is located just a little more than a half-mile from the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, the city hub for Amtrak, Greyhound and other long-distance bus services. Print the PDF located under the map on this page to find an easy walking route to MPM from this station. Visit or call 1-800-USA-RAIL for Amtrak fare and schedule information. Visit or call 414-272-2156 or toll-free at 800-231-2222 for Greyhound fare and schedule information.

Access by Milwaukee County Transit System

The Museum is at the intersection of West Well Street and North James Lovell Street (7th Street). Several buses also stop a block or two from the Museum on Wisconsin Avenue, which is a block south of West Wells Street. If riding on Wisconsin Avenue, get off at the stop nearest North James Lovell Street (7th Street).

Visit for schedules, routes and fares or call MCTS at 414-344-6711; TTY for Hearing Impaired 414-937-3299, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day.

Access by Wisconsin Coach Lines from Waukesha

Buses stop at the corner of North James Lovell Street (7th Street) and West Wells Street inbound, and 6th Street and Wells outbound. Visit Wisconsin Coach Lines or call toll-free 800-236-2028, or 262-542-8861 for more information.

Adventure is closer than you think!

MPM - Major Midwest Cities
Chicago   90 miles
Des Moines   370 miles
Detroit   360 miles
Fargo   570 miles
Indianapolis   270 miles
Louisville   395 miles
Minneapolis   340 miles
St. Louis   380 miles
Sioux Falls   500 miles

Official Hotel Partner:

Hilton Milwaukee City Center