Summer Fun: Top Five Wisconsin Day Trips

At Krause Funeral Home, as we’ve served the families of the Brookfield, Milwaukee, and New Berlin areas, we’ve noticed many grieving families are often left to try and entertain out-of-town visitors after a loss.

When a loved one passes, family and friends sometimes gather together from long distances. And families will often use these opportunities to reconnect with long-lost relatives by planning events and short day trips.

But if you’ve just lost someone you love, we know the last thing you want to do is entertain a crowd or act as a travel guide – even if it is nice to connect with loved ones after a loss. This is one of the reasons why we were the first funeral home in Wisconsin to offer in-house catering facilities. Instead of making reservations for a large group at a restaurant or trying to host everyone at home, you can rely on us to handle all the details.

We’ve also put together a list of the top five summer Wisconsin day trips. So, if you have family coming into town – whether just for fun, or to attend a friend or family member’s funeral, you can share this with them on Facebook or print it off for them so they have a place to get started.

1.) Milwaukee Sightseeing Tour by Untapped Tours

Lasting about three hours, this day trip is a personalized tour with local guides who know the city well.

The tour starts at Milwaukee’s City Hall, moving to the Pabst Theater, the East Side, the beautiful mansions that line the cliff above Lake Michigan, and more.

Did we mention there are also beer and cheese tasting stops?

As one of the most highly rated tours in the city, this is one that’s worth a try.

For more information, call (414) 698-8058 or visit their website at

2.) Milwaukee Art Museum

Day Trips #1For the art lovers in your group, the Milwaukee Art Museum is not to be missed.

Rising up like a majestic sailboat billowing in the wind, the architecture of the building is a work of art itself.

The museum boasts works of art by Andy Warhol, sculptures by Rodin, as well as a Georgia O’Keefe collection. There are also Renoirs and even Monets.

For more information, call 414-224-3200 or visit their website at

3.) Green Bay Botanical Gardens

A flowering gem of Green Bay, these famous Botanical Gardens are well kept, colorful, and carefully crafted with innovative designs.

They have a beautiful koi pond, a children’s area, and an amphitheater. Interestingly, the restrooms are hobbit homes!

About two hours north of Milwaukee, this is a must-see day trip adventure!

For more information, call 920-490-9457 or visit their website at

4.) The Farm

Located in Sturgeon Bay, which is a little over two-hour drive due north from Milwaukee, this quaint dairy farm receives high ratings from visiting families nationwide.

If you arrive early, you may get to milk a cow, see baby chicks hatch, or play with different kinds of baby animals such as puppies, kittens, and even piglets.

For more info, call 920-743-6666 or visit their website:

5.) Pabst Mansion and Miller Brewery Tour

Day Trips #2Nothing says “Wisconsin” like beer! On the Pabst mansion tour, you’ll learn about the brewing families of days-gone-by, as staff at the mansion eagerly share their stories.

On the Miller Brewery tour, you’ll discover the history and flavors of the brewery, participate in tastings, and even take home a souvenir or two.

For mansion information, call 414-931-0808 or visit For the brewery, call 414-931-3880 or visit

At Krause Funeral Home we hope that you and your out-of-town guests enjoy these day trips, and we want you to know that we’re here for you! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our caring team.

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