Where is Milwaukee?

It's not in Minnesota!
(or stuck on some creek that flows down to New Orleans).


It's "a Great Place on a Great Lake", on the western shore of Lake Michigan - (opposite shore 85 miles away, over the horizon, which at our 580 ft. above sea level is further away than any ocean beach vista!). A "gathering place" of legendary friendliness, of seagulls, lake freighter, industries, & festivals.

It's in Wisconsin , just 90 miles north of Chicago!


Getting to Milwaukee

By Air (just below)
By Car
By Bus or by Train

By Air: 18 airlines serve Milwaukee via General Mitchell International Airport serving nearly 6 million passengers anually wih over 400 daily arrivals and departures from 42 gates.
5 % or more ISDC '98 discount fares on either of two official ISDC '98 carriers.

Midwest Express - deluxe service at coach fare - nonstop from 33 cities coast to coast. 2-2 seating in wide leather seats on DC-9s, MD 80s, "best food in the air". Midwest Express is rated #5 in the World, #1 in the USA. When making a reservation with Midwest Express, be sure to ask for discount file C430. Phone (800) 452-2022

Northwest Airlines - direct or by convenient connections from over 200 cities via hubs in Minneapolis, Memphis, Detroit When making a reservation with Northwest Airlines, be sure to ask for discount file NYH6M. Phone (800) 225-2525

Milwaukee is served by most other major carriers, with nonstop from 40 major cities. If you can't get here from where you live, the trouble is on your end, not ours!

For those travelling by air,
Enterprise Rent-a-car has an arrangement with the Hyatt (414) 205-2526

NON-STOP AIR service is available between Milwaukee and the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Flint, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Lansing, Los Angeles International, Memphis, Mianmi, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Muskegon, Nashville, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Saginaw, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington DC.

For those flying into Chicago:

Non-stop motor coach service is available via United Limo (800) 833-5555
O'Hare to/from downtown Milwaukee
80 minutes, 11 times daily each way
one way (RT) ticket: $18 ($32)
Midway to/from downtown Milwaukee
via connection at O'Hare
one way (RT) ticket: $27 ($49)

Flying in on a private plane?

Land at Timmerman Airport 10 miles NW of downtown Milwaukee. Bus service, express to downtown ("Timmerman Flyer" Route 39, $1.60 exact fare required), takes you to within 2 blocks of the Hotel. Get off at 3rd or 4th and Wisconsin. Bus will be traveling East. Cross "the Avenue" and walk 2 blocks North.
#39 operates during rush hours only (6-8am, 3-5pm) - service information: 344-6711.
At other times you will need to call a cab, or make prior arrangements to be met.

 


By Car: Milwaukee is reached by I-43 from the N and SW and by I-94 from the NW (Twin Cities) and S (Chicago) with E-Z freeway ramp access to the Hotel.

Downtown Milwaukee Exit Ramps (just below)

Bypassing Chicago

Travel from Chicago and O'Hare Airport

En Route Attractions

Downtown Milwaukee Freeway Exit Ramps for the Hyatt [map]

From the North (1-43)

BEST: Approaching downtown, get to left lane and exit left onto Hwy 145 (exit 73A) Marked “4th Street, Broadway. Stay to left and exit via 4th Street ramp, bearing right on ramp (4th street South). Hyatt is 3 blks ahead (S) on left.

IF YOU OVERSHOOT Exit 73A, continue in left lane to downtown interchange, bear left onto 1-794 and maneuver immediately to the right and take exit 1D “Plankinton” turning right at end of ramp onto northbound Plankinton. Drive 4 blocks to Kilbourn where you must turn left. The Hyatt is kitty-corner on the SW corner of 3rd and Kilbourn.

From the West (1-94)

BEST: Approaching downtown, stay in middle lane and proceed forward onto I-794 maneuvering immediately to the right to take exit 1H “Civic Center , 7th Str.” and turning left at end of ramp onto northbound 7th (James Lovell). Go 3 blocks north, turn right onto Wells, then maneuver into left lane to turn left onto 4th Street. Hyatt is 1 block ahead on your right.

IF YOU OVERSHOOT Exit 1 H, take the next right, exit 1D marked “Plankinton”, turn right at end of ramp onto N-bound Plankinton. Drive 4 blocks to Kilbourn where you must turn left. The Hyatt is kitty-corner just ahead.

From the South (1-94/43)

BEST: Approaching downtown, stay in middle lane over high rise bridge, stay on 1-43 and then take first right past the interchange Exit 72C “Civic Center, Kilbourn” thru the tunnel. Hyatt is 1 long block straight ahead on right.

IF YOU OVERSHOOT stay to right and take next exit 73 A onto Hwy 145 “4th St, Broadway” getting into left lane immediately to exit left onto 4th street ramp, bearing right on ramp (4th street South). Hyatt is 3 blocks ahead (S) on left.

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Travel from Chicago and O'Hare Airport

Separated by just 90 miles, Joined by one of the busiest corridors in the country, Offering ultra frequent service in all transport modes.

For those flying into Chicago:

Non-stop motor coach service is available via United Limo (800) 833-5555
O'Hare to/from downtown Milwaukee
80 minutes, 11 times daily each way
one way (RT) ticket: $18 ($32)
Midway to/from downtown Milwaukee
via connection at O'Hare
one way (RT) ticket: $27 ($49)

Amtrak Train Service

(800) 872-7245
100 minutes, 6 times daily each way
with one reserved train (Empire Builder)
one way fare $25, RT specials from $18
Amtrak depot to ISDC Hotel, 5 blocks
(cab or pleasant walk. In inclement weather, enter Boston Store at 4th and Michigan, two blocks north from depot, and take the Skywalk system into the Hotel)

Greyhound Coach Service

(800) 231-2222
2 hours or less, 11 times daily each way
M-TH one way (R.T.) fares: $12 ($21)
Sa-Su one way (R.T.) fares: $13 ($23)
Greyhound depot to ISDC Hotel, 6 blocks
(cab or pleasant walk. In inclement weather, enter Boston Store at 4th and Michigan, three short blocks east from depot, and take the Skywalk system into the Hotel)

For those Coming by Car:

I-94 between the Loop (downtown Chicago) via Kennedy | Edens freeways and Milwaukee: 90 m., 100 min., two 35c tolls
Coming into downtown on I-94/43, take I-43 north ("Green Bay") and take first (Civic Center) exit through the tunnel. You will come out on Kilbourn Avenue eastbound at 6th. You will see the Hyatt, straight ahead, at 4th, on your right.

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Information on bypassing Chicago

I-294, the Tri-state Tollway, cuts through the southern and western suburbs, rejoins I-94.

Those coming from the west (I-80 to I-88) via Quad Cities, Des Moines, etc.) and southwest (I-55 via Springfield, St. Louis, etc.) can bypass the Chicagoland area altogether by catching I-39 north to I-90 at Rockford to I-43 at Beloit, straight into downtown Milwaukee, proceeding to the hotel as above.

Those coming from Michigan's lower peninsula, SE Ontario, or points east of Detroit, Michigan or Toledo, Ohio (I-80/90), can take I-96 to Muskegon, then U.S. 31 north to Ludington, and board the Lake Michigan Carferry, S.S. Badger, across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin (80 miles north of Milwaukee via I-43), a four hour crossing, daily. (For details, see En Route Attractions).

 

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By Train Or Bus: Amtrak and Greyhound depots are both just a few short walking blocks from the hotel.

Amtrak Train Service

(800) 872-7245
100 minutes, 6 times daily each way
with one reserved train (Empire Builder)
one way fare $25, RT specials from $18
Amtrak depot to ISDC Hotel, 5 blocks
(cab or pleasant walk. In inclement weather, enter Boston Store at 4th and Michigan, two blocks north from depot, and take the Skywalk system into the Hotel)

 

Greyhound Coach Service

(800) 231-2222
2 hours or less, 11 times daily each way
M-TH one way (R.T.) fares: $12 ($21)
Sa-Su one way (R.T.) fares: $13 ($23)
Greyhound depot to ISDC Hotel, 6 blocks
(cab or pleasant walk. In inclement weather, enter Boston Store at 4th and Michigan, three short blocks east from depot, and take the Skywalk system into the Hotel)

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