Getting Here and Back
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
Some people call Mitchell Airport Chicago’s best airport because so many people like the location and easy access. Situated a few miles to the south of Downtown Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is a busy facility handling about seven million passengers per year, with more than a dozen airlines flying to 90 cities across North America.
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has one terminal with three separate concourses for different airlines, all leading off from the central departures lounge, while the check-in area is situated downstairs. Fourteen airlines serve the airport and there are hundreds of daily departures to cities all over the US.
It’s no secret that Chicago’s O’Hare airport is one of the busiest in the country. Milwaukee is only 70 miles from O’Hare and 90 miles from downtown Chicago. So, next time you fly, try using General Mitchell International Airport instead. Not only is it a hub of a number of highly-regarded airlines, but also Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service makes seven roundtrips a day between Chicago and the Milwaukee Airport. Each 90-minute one-way trip costs $22, much cheaper (and often faster) than using a cab.
Also, the U.S. Department of Transportation figures for the second quarter of 2010 show the average airfare out of Milwaukee was lower than the average at 75 other U.S. airports – $44 less than O’Hare International Airport’s average fare and $28 less than the average national airfare.
In recent years, a Condé Nast Traveler poll ranked Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport fourth in the nation using categories of Location and Access, Design, Customs and Baggage, Perceived Safety and Security, as well as Food, Shops and Amenities.
Up-to-date business facilities at General Mitchell International Airport ensure that you can keep in touch with your office, your colleagues and anyone else you need to contact while you are at the airport. Conference and business facilities near the entrance to Concourse C, on the upper level near north end, include everything from phone and fax to postage stamp machines and parcel delivery services. If you want to have a meeting while you are at General Mitchell International Airport you can even hire a conference room.
Add: Here is a link to help you navigate the through the airport: http://www.mitchellairport.com/airport-guide
Add: Find out all you want to know about General Mitchell International Airport at: http://www.mitchellairport.com
O’Hare International Airport
Located less then 100 miles (about two hours if traffic cooperates) straight south of RCS, O’Hare International Airport is the hub of the Midwest. As one of the busiest airports in the world, you can get from anywhere to Chicago.
Both Midway and O’Hare have won numerous awards over the years. For the tenth consecutive year, O’Hare International Airport received the 2009 Global Traveler Award for “Best Airport in North America”.
O’Hare was recognized by business travelers who participated in a survey conducted between January and August 2009. Global Traveler magazine is a nationally-circulated travel publication for business travelers.
In 2008, Chicago airports won two national awards: O’Hare received the 1st Place Award from the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), for Excellence in Marketing and Communications. During that same year, Midway International Airport won 2nd Place – Best Retail Concept for Excellence in Concessions from the same organization. O’Hare International Airport was voted in November 2004 “Best Airport in North America” in Business Traveler Magazine’s Annual Reader Survey for the seventh consecutive year.
The Field Museum Store at O’Hare International Airport received the award for Best Local/Regional Retail Store at an airport by Airport Revenue News (ARN) magazine. The award was announced on March 11 at the 2015 ARN Revenue Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.
Midway International Airport was awarded the 2004 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Public Innovator Award for Physical Design. The Department of Aviation is committed to continually improving and enhancing Chicago’s airports. Find out all you want to know about O’Hare at www.ohare.com.
…..or catch a train!!!!
Amtrak – Milwaukee
433 West Saint Paul Ave
Milwaukee WI 53203
Now you can take the Hiawatha Service to Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport from downtown Chicago. This new addition brings the total number of stops to three in Wisconsin and two in Illinois.
There are seven roundtrips a day (six on Sunday) so you can have a number of options coming and going between Chicago and Milwaukee and destinations in between.
In a quick ninety-minute trip, you can be in the center of either city. Onboard, you can spread out your paperwork, open a book, or take a quick nap. Quiet Car available on all Hiawatha trains. The real bonus is no rush hour traffic in either city!
In Chicago, you can connect to over 500 other destinations across North America!
……..or take a boat!!!!
2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Milwaukee WI 53207
This is a wonderful way to travel from Milwaukee to Muskegon Michigan. The beautiful Lake Express is a twin hulled catamaran reaching nearly 200 feet in length. It can carry nearly 250 passengers, 46 cars and 12 motorcycles. Powered by four 3,000 Horsepower engines, the craft can cruise at 40 HPH (that’s 34 knots to us landlubbers).
It’s a great way to see a Great Lake! Be sure to check out their website for special promotions and rates.
Harley-Davidson (Corporate Offices)
3700 W. Juneau Ave
Milwaukee WI 53206
Juneau Avenue is Harley-Davidson’s corporate headquarters. It is the site where the first factory – a wooden shed – was built in 1903 in the backyard of the William C. Davidson family home. In 1994, the Juneau Avenue site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S.
The functions represented at Juneau Avenue are Benefits/Total Compensation, Legal, Organizational Development & Training, Information Services, Investor Relations, General Merchandise, Parts & Accessories, Government Relations, Marketing, Asia, Pacific and Latin America, Europe, SPOC (single point of contact), Communication, Human Resources, Diversity, Finance, Quality and others.
Every Harley enthusiast seems to make the trip to the corporate offices sooner or later. Year after year bikers from around the globe make the pilgrimage to have their picture take where the Harley phenomenon began.
There are also tours going on at the engine plant in nearby Menomonee Falls. The address is: W156 N9000 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
It’s a good thing to call ahead if you have a group of 10 or more. The number to call for dates and tour times is 1-877-883-1450. It is also the number to use for group reservations.
Be sure to check out the Harley website for the latest schedule events. Harley has many activities year round for their “family” and you don’t want to miss a thing if you are riding to see RCS and our great city.
Boats – Marinas in Milwaukee on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan third largest (22,178 sq mi/57,441 sq km) of the GREAT LAKES, fifth largest lake in the world, and largest freshwater lake entirely within the U.S. It is 307 mi (494 km) long and 30-120 mi (48-193 km) wide, with a surface elevation of 581 ft (177 m) and a maximum depth of 923 ft (281 m), and it is joined to Lake Huron by the Straits of Mackinac.
Chicago and Milwaukee are major lakeshore cities, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (est. 1966) borders the southern shore. Discovered in 1634 by the French explorer Jean Nicolet, the lake passed to England in 1763 and to the U.S. as part of the NORTHWEST TERRITORY in 1796.
Some 12 million people live along Lake Michigan’s shores. Many small cities in Northern Michigan are centered on a tourist base that takes advantage of the beauty and recreational opportunities offered by Lake Michigan.
These cities have large seasonal populations that arrive from Chicago and inland cities in Southern Michigan. The southern tip of the lake is heavily industrialized.
236 S. Water St.
Phone: 414 276-0793
Harborside Yacht Center
700 S. Water St.
Phone: 414 273-0711
Kotovic Marine, L.L.C.
1933 S. 1st St.
Phone: 4141 671-2628
McKinley Marina (Milwaukee County Marina)
1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Phone: 414 273-5224
1919 S. Marina Dr.
Phone: 414 482-0900
South Shore Yacht Club
2300 E. Nock. St
The Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 North Lincoln Memorial Drive