About Milwaukee

A Great Place on a Great Lake

Nestled on the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is one of the best kept secrets in the Midwest, and the hometown of Great Lakes Waldorf Institute. The largest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee boasts a beautiful lakefront, a world-class art museum, one of the finest symphony orchestras in the nation, and many unique restaurants. We’re No. 7 of the top 10 most exciting cities in America, the only Midwestern city to make the list, according to the real estate blog Movoto. Milwaukee also made Forbes’ list of top 15 emerging cities.


Milwaukee is a city that cherishes its roots; you’ll see revitalized architecture throughout downtown, and a parade of summer festivals celebrate the diverse cultures that made the city what it is today. A walker’s paradise, Milwaukee is organized into quaint neighborhoods. Want a great, easy way to explore downtown on foot? The Milwaukee RiverWalk winds through the heart of the city, tying together three distinct riverfront neighborhoods — the Historic Third Ward, Downtown, and Beerline B – bringing you to the doorstep of some of the city’s best restaurants, brewpubs, shops and entertainment.


Lake Michigan is perfect, whether you’re looking to take up sailing or challenge friends to a game of sand volleyball at Bradford Beach. Or you can explore Milwaukee’s 140+ parks and 150+ miles of trails. Milwaukee’s bikeshare system – Bublr Bikes – is a convenient, affordable and “green” way to get you to your destination or explore the city on your own.

Milwaukee is a great destination, a unique, hardworking city brimming with enthusiastic and friendly individuals. When you’re in town for Great Lakes Waldorf Institute training or enrichment opportunities, make time to visit our hometown.