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Veterans Park, Milwaukee, WI

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Location:
   Veterans Park
   1010 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
   Milwaukee, WI 53202 map

Join the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois Today! The membership fees are only $10.00 per year! For more information on the KSW, contact Jeff Kataoka at 414.277.9121! PS The Kite Society of Wisconsin has a new addition to its name , The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Watch us grow!

Veterans Park
Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront is one of the premier kite flying areas in the country because of the consistent winds off of Lake Michigan. The entire 80 acre Park is fill from the freeway projects of the 50’s & 60’s, and projects out into Lake Michigan. On June 1, 1984, the Milwaukee County Board said in part, “The planned open meadows were intended to be used for informal field games, and because of the prevalent winds, to be used for KITE FLYING”. The huge Gift of Wings Windsock flying in the Park is 50 feet long and lets everyone know when it is time to GO FLY A KITE. Located in Downtown Milwaukee on Lincoln Memorial Drive. Exit I-794.

On the Ground
Milwaukee is located in South Eastern Wisconsin, and is accessible via several major highways.

Milwaukee is:
   1-1/2 hour drive from Madison(via I-94)
   1-1/2 hour drive from Chicago (via I-90)
   5-1/2 hour drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul (via I-94)BE AWARE THAT THE FREEWAY SYSTEM IS DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE IS UNDER EXTREME CONSTRUCTION. ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO ARRIVE! From the west, straight into Milwaukee and head to I-794 exit Lincoln Memorial drive! Easy!! From the South, exit under the courthouse and East to the lake!! From the North, exit North ave and then East to the Lake! All I can say is "Good Luck, and be Patient!"


In the Air
Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Field, located minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Mitchell Field is also a great airport for General Aviation to fly into. Park at Signature Flight Support. General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is a medium-hub airport owned and operated by Milwaukee County. Mitchell’s 14 airlines offer roughly 220 daily departures (plus 220 daily arrivals). Approximately 90 cities are served nonstop or direct from Mitchell International. It is the largest airport in Wisconsin.

Hotels/Motels
Greater Milwaukee is home to some of the Midwest’s finest hotels, as well as a delightful cross section of other accommodations – from campgrounds to bed & breakfasts, motor lodges to full-service resorts. Choose the property that best fits your needs and experience Milwaukee’s Genuine American hospitality. Our pick for a great hotel is the Park East Hotel overlooking Veterans Park. It's a easy walk to the field!!For more information on Milwaukee, www.milwaukee.org.

Food
Milwaukee is renowned for its fine ethnic cuisine! There is something to tantalize any taste – from German, to Italian, French, Irish, Mexican, Indian, Greek and English, to brats, burgers and frozen custard. You are certain to find a spot that satisfies your craving – the choice is yours. The choice for great custard is easy..LEONS Custard Stand, located at 27th street and Oklahoma ave. Just ask Yves!! Oooohh, it's so goooood! DON'T FORGET, Gift of Wings does sell food and drinks during all events. Great tasty Johnsonville Brats, hot dogs, and Palermos Famous pizza!

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