Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association

Hotel and What to do in Milwaukee

Join us in Milwaukee

The 2021 Conference will be held at

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Group Name: Midwest Modern Language Association 2021
Arrival Date: 04-Nov-2021
Departure Date: 07-Nov-2021

Registration forms for the conference are available on the forms page of the membership tab of this site. If your proposal has been accepted for the 2021 convention, you may wish to register for your hotel room here


To Milwaukee:


Amtrak from Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station

  • November 4, 2020: departures from Union at 6:10, 8:25, 11:05, 1:05, 3:15, 5:08, 8:05
  • ~1.5 hours and $25-28 coach seats
  • Arrival at Milwaukee Station, 6 minute walk to Hilton

Amtrak from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Union Station

  • November 9, 2020: departures to Union at 6:15, 8:05, 11:00, 1:05, 3:00, 5:45, 7:35
  • ~1.5-1.75 hours and $25-28 coach seats

From General Mitchell International Airport to Hilton:

  • #80 Bus: App-Villard - Via Green Bay
    • To stop: 6th and Wisconsin
    • ~35 minutes
    • ~15 minutes
  • By car

From O’Hare Airport to Hilton:

  • Airport Express bus -  from O'Hare International Airport - Bus Shuttle Center Door 4
    • To stop: Milwaukee Intermodal facility
    • ~2 hours
    • ~ 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • By car

Public Transit:

Easiest Option: MCTS app (used for paying online, maps and directions, tickets, etc.) https://www.ridemcts.com/fares-passes/ride-mcts-app

MCTS fare information: https://www.ridemcts.com/fares-passes/fare-information

MCTS “How to Ride” Guide: https://www.ridemcts.com/howtoride


What to do in Milwaukee:

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, a non-profit organization, operates as a Milwaukee history museum in a historic building displaying the late Avrum Chudnow’s (1913-2005) extensive and eclectic collection of early 20th Century Americana.

  • Hours: Friday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sundays noon - 4pm.
  • 839 North 11th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • org / (414) 273-1680

Basilica of St. Josaphat, a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village.

  • Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00am - 4:00pm for visits and tours. Tour every Sunday following the 10:00am Mass.
  • 2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-3203
  • https://thebasilica.org / (414) 645-5623

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as The Domes, is one of the most unique destinations in Milwaukee. Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and floral gardens…all at one destination!

Brady Street, known for its diversity with a unique mix of specialty shops, ethnic cuisine, cool coffee shops, chic salons and a vibrant nightlife. First named in 1840, Brady Street is an architectural tapestry of buildings mostly constructed between 1860 and 1930.

Milwaukee Art Museum, four floors of over forty galleries of art are rotated regularly with works from antiquity to the present in the Museum’s far-reaching Collection. The museum is an architectural landmark, comprised of three buildings designed by three legendary architects: Eero Saarinen, David Kahler, and Santiago Calatrava.

  • Open Friday - Sunday 10am - 5pm. 
  • 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • https://mam.org/

Milwaukee Mural Map, an interactive resource for Milwaukee’s outdoor murals. Stories are important, and our murals showcase what’s important to us: our history, dreams, heroes, and love for each other.

Mary Nohl House, a house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb, contains a curious sculpture garden created by the artist Mary Nohl (1914-2001). Local urban legends quickly sprang up about the residence, which came to be dubbed “the Witch’s House.”

  • Hours currently not listed 
  • 7328 N Beach Dr, Fox Point, WI 53217

Milwaukee Public Market, bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly-made prepared foods, you’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the Milwaukee Public Market.

Milwaukee Public Museum

Founded in 1882, the museum’s collection contains more than 4 million specimens and has over 150,000 square feet of exhibit space to visit continents and habitats.  

  • Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm.
  • From Hilton: ~5 minutes walking
  • 800 West Wells St., 53233
  • https://www.mpm.edu

Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tours

The famous architect has designed many houses in the Milwaukee area. There are several tours to see his work around the city.

 Milwaukee Brewery Tours

Milwaukee is known as the Brew City and there are more than 30 breweries in the city and surrounding areas. If you would like to experience the Brew City, this webpage offers a list of Milwaukee breweries, schedules:


Milwaukee Restaurants:

Vientiane $

3422 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53215

Authentic Laotian and Thai Cuisine.

Colectivo Coffee $

A specialty coffee roaster based in Milwaukee, Colectivo was founded in 1933 and has many locations around the city. colectivocoffee.com

Swingin' Door Exchange $$

219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902

Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs (tripadvisor.com).

Black Sheep $$

216 S. Second Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53204, (414) 223-0903

This unique bar and restaurant has a self-service wine dispensing system that allows patrons complete control over what they drink.

Movida $$

524 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Upscale restaurant serving tapas, classic Spanish dishes & cocktails in an open, low-lit space.

Honeypie $$

2643 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI53207

Midwestern-inspired food from scratch with great Wisconsin ingredients. From our pickles to our pie crust we believe that good food is rooted in the way our grandparents used to cook.

La Merenda $$

125 E National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204

“We are a full service casual bar and restaurant featuring small plates from around the world. From the Indonesian delight Sambal Goreng Udang to the Spanish favorite Patatas Bravas to authentic Colombian empanadas, you'll find it at La Merenda.”

Odd Duck $$$

2352 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

“The menu is divided into four – cheese, charcuterie, animal and vegetable – at this Bay View New American where local ingredients inspire the changing roster of inventive small plates” (Zagat).

Zarletti $$$

741 N Milwaukee St #1, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Small, minimalist restaurant serving up creative Italian fare & wine by the glass or bottle.

Ardent $$$$

1751 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Intimate, upscale choice presenting innovative New American fare including a rotating tasting menu.

Carnevor $$$$

718 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Upscale steakhouse serving classic fare & an extensive wine list in a dark, contemporary setting.