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Day Two: Milwaukee/Kohler/Sheboygan Tour

The Music Room of the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee
The Music Room of the
Pabst Mansion
in Milwaukee.

Spend your morning further exploring the many faces of Milwaukee. Tour the 37-room 1892 Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, home of the famous German beer baron, real estate developer and philanthropist. Later, enjoy lunch aboard the Edelweiss, as it cruises the Milwaukee River through the heart of the city and into Lake Michigan for fabulous views of the city skyline. After lunch, get a "taste" of Milwaukee's sudsy history with a tour of the Miller Brewing Company. As you bid adieu to Wisconsin's largest city, head 60 miles north on Highway 43 to Kohler. The Kohler Company, the world-renowned plumbing manufacturer, offers year-round tours of its factory as does the Kohler Design Center, which contains the company's ceramic arts collection, early Kohler artifacts and a product showroom. Waelderhaus, a replica of the Kohler home in Voralberg, Austria, also offers year-round tours free of charge. In nearby Sheboygan take in exhibits of some of most unique and pioneering artistry in the Midwest at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, which supports and celebrates innovations in art and the work of self-taught artists.

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