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Travel: Milwaukee is Casting a Spell with Magical Weekends
2004-02-18


Milwaukee, 'the Genuine American City,' invites visitors to experience, 'Milwaukee Magic Weekends' presented by Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Pfister Hotel, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, and the Spirit of Milwaukee this March. 'Milwaukee Magic Weekends' captures the best events throughout the city and in conjunction area hotels are offering packages throughout the magical weekends starting at just $59.

In addition to hotel deals, visitors booking their accommodations through the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) or by contacting the hotel directly and asking for the 'Milwaukee Magic Weekend' package will receive a Genuine American Experience booklet valued at $450. Select area restaurants will also feature magnificent specials during this 'magical' month.

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''Milwaukee Magic Weekends' provides an opportunity to break away from routine,' said Mary Denis, Vice President of Marketing for the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau. 'Visitors are invited to experience a Milwaukee winter and enjoy a city full of performing and visual arts, ethnic restaurants, sporting events and so much more.'

March 5th-7th

'Milwaukee Magic Weekends' will charm visitors with an evening at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts featuring 'Mahler's Hymn to Nature' performed by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Golf Plus Show, the largest golf show in Wisconsin, will highlight every aspect of golf for consumers planning their golf outings for the season at Wisconsin Exposition Center.

The Milwaukee Art Museum, itself a work of art, was named by People magazine as one of the nation's 'New American Beauties' for its Santiago Calatrava-designed 'winged' addition. Located in Downtown Milwaukee on the lakefront, the building combines dramatic architecture with a collection that includes nearly 20,000 works spanning from antiquity to the present, with art for all ages and interests. Don't miss the newly opened Georgia O'Keeffe Gallery, a leading repository for O'Keeffe's work and the fourth largest of its kind of any museum in the United States. On display at the museum until March 14, is the German graphic art exhibit: Defiance Despair Desire: German Expressionist Prints.

March 12th -14th

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs 'Salute to the Academy Awards' with one prize-winning score after another.

Throughout March, visitors can expect sensational, non-stop events in the magical city. Find a leprechaun or pot of gold at the 38th Annual Downtown Milwaukee St. Patrick's Parade, the biggest Irish parade in the State of Wisconsin, March 13.

Nearly 500 exhibitors of marine products, sporting goods, fishing tackle, vehicles and travel destinations will be on display during the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show at the Wisconsin Exposition Center through March 21.

March 19th-21st

The new Milwaukee Theatre is presenting, Miss Saigon, a must-see romance classic.

The genuine, original 80th Annual Realtors Spring Show, the nation's oldest and Milwaukee's original Home & Garden Show, will feature ideas for landscaping, redecorating or renovating every inch of your property from lawn to garden to patio to interior. At the Midwest Airlines Center, ends March 28.

March 26th-28th

The Pabst Theater will feature, 'Artist Series at the Pabst: Lang Lang.' This sensational 19-year-old pianist will astound.

Visitors will be awe-struck by the indescribable Mysteries of Egypt at the Milwaukee Public Museum's exhibit: 'The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt,' presented by Northwestern Mutual Foundation. Visitors can explore more than 100 artifacts dating 2,500-4,000 years old. The Milwaukee Public Museum has been named the sole Midwest North American venue to host this world-class exhibition through August 8.

Broadway comes to the Marcus Center for Performing Arts with The Graduate, a smash-hit comedy and hilarious coming-of-age story will be in Milwaukee beginning March 30 through April 4.

Visitors will also be inspired by professional edge-of-your-seat sporting events. Whether it is the Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette Men's Basketball, Milwaukee Admirals, or Milwaukee Wave, the Genuine American City is full of adrenaline.

Visit the Menomonee Valley and find your favorite slot or bingo game or try your hand at blackjack and win big at Potawatomi Bingo Casino. Enjoy some of the hottest entertainment anywhere at the Casino's 'Northern Lights Theater,' and experience fine dining at the Casino's three signature restaurants.

As part of Milwaukee's 'Magic Weekend' campaign, visitors have the chance to enter and win a Milwaukee getaway package. The giveaway includes a hotel night and dinner for two as well as the Genuine American Experience booklet. This spectacular giveaway is valued at over $600. Visitors can register at www.milwaukee.org . The entries will be accepted through March 31.

Call 1-800-554-1448.

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