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Located in Milwaukee County, West Allis has proven to be a convenient location to travel to from all over southeastern Wisconsin. Just 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Milwaukee, West Allis’ unique charm is often overlooked. We’re here to show you why you should explore West Allis on your next trip!
While we think there are endless reasons to visit West Allis, here are our top five:
1: Foodie Paradise
West Allis has an unquestionably amazing foodie scene that deserves way more attention. Hidden gems, farm to table, dive bar eats, and diverse ethnic cuisine – you name it, we have it. There are hundreds of locally owned restaurants to choose from for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night eats.
Looking for a place to start for recommendations? Eat West Allis is a cooperative group of brick-and-mortar owner-operators committed to providing unique, quality food products and experiences to West Allis residents and visitors. You might just find your new favorite spot.
We will regularly feature our favorite West Allis foodie destinations on this blog, so check back often to discover your new favorite place to eat.
Come hungry, you’ll want to taste your way around West Allis!
2: Farmers Market
The West Allis Farmers Market has been around for just over 100 years. Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal around here. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from the first weekend in May through the last Saturday in November, our vendors sell a wide variety of seasonal produce, fresh meats and eggs, honey and maple syrup, fresh-cut flowers and annual plants, and prepared foods.
As one of the largest open-air farmers markets in the Milwaukee area, we are not to be missed! Looking for more details on the West Allis Farmers Market? Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and check out our website for updates!
Now, you probably don’t think of West Allis as a top outdoors destination in the Milwaukee area, but we hope this blog will change your mind! There are so many amazing parks, big and small, to spend time in all year round.
West Allis is home to four Milwaukee County parks, three biking and hiking trails, and over a dozen City-owned parks. Explore and enjoy one of these beautiful parks on your next visit to West Allis.
Learn more about our favorite parks here.
4: Outdoor Fitness Court
Run, bike, walk, or drive to the West Allis Fitness Court located in Veterans Memorial Park, 6900 W. National Ave. The Fitness Court was built in partnership with National Fitness Campaign in 2020.
The Fitness Court provides free opportunities for the public to get fit and active. NFC Fitness Courts offer equipment and space to do complete circuit training, including strength training and cardio exercises and offer a complete work out for all fitness levels based on seven key movements. NFC also offers a free app featuring instructional and work out videos with personal trainers, who lead users through a variety of workouts that build endurance, strength, and flexibility. Users of the app join a national community and can compete against local users and national leaderboards for the chance to win prizes from National Fitness Campaign. You don’t need to use the app to use the court, however; exercise routines will be displayed at the Fitness Court so anyone can make the most of the equipment.
The unique design, great location, and variety of workout stations make this our favorite outdoor recreation option in West Allis and beyond!
West Allis is home to a variety of remarkable festivals and special events that take place all year round. Between the family–friendly summer concerts, live music, markets, and foodie focused events, there’s rarely a dull moment!
While we all know and love the Wisconsin State Fair that happens for a week each August, did you know that Wisconsin State Fair Park hosts a variety of expos and events at that location every month as well? Stay up to date on all the fun expos and events on their website.
Don’t forget to see what West Allis Downtown is up to, they plan several fun community events throughout the year. A La Carte is one of West Allis’ biggest events each year!
Maybe you’re looking for the smaller community focused events that keep the fun going all over town? Food Truck Friday, Art on the Plaza, Curds & Kegs, Barks & Brews, Christmas Parade, and Christkindlmarkt are just some community favorites. The City of West Allis hosts parades, concerts, and much more for those coming from near or far! Want to stay up to date on community events? Check out www.westalliswi.gov/events.