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Best Shopping Malls in Milwaukee

Updated on February 4, 2013

Shopping in Milwaukee?

If you are in the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area and have time for some shopping, be sure to check out the best malls in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Like most major metropolitan areas, Milwaukee has a bit of something for everyone, and the primary malls are scattered throughout the city, so you won't be far from an opportunity to get to the mall.

There are many small strip malls located around the city, but the primary shopping centers are the Shops of Grand Avenue, Bayshore Town Center, Mayfair Mall, Southridge Mall, and Brookfield Square.

Downtown Milwaukee is home to the Shops of Grand Avenue, downtown's shopping mall.
Downtown Milwaukee is home to the Shops of Grand Avenue, downtown's shopping mall. | Source

The Great Milwaukee Malls

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A markerShops of Grand Avenue -
275 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
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Downtown Milwaukee's place to shop.

B markerBayshore Town Center -
5800 N Bayshore Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53217, USA
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Get some fresh air as you shop in this open-air mall.

C markerMayfair Mall -
2500 N Mayfair Rd, Mayfair Boston Store, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
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This is the big mall in the city, with 180 stores.

D markerSouthridge Mall -
5300 S 76th St, Southridge Mall, Greendale, WI 53129, USA
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Over 125 stores and 5 anchors make this newly renovated mall worth a stop.

E markerBrookfield Square -
95 N Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005, USA
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110 stores await you at the square.

Where to Shop Milwaukee

Shops of Grand Avenue

If you are downtown for business or leisure, you have an option for some shopping in the area. The Shops of Grand Avenue is a small mall that includes popular stores like the Boston Store and T.J. Maxx. With only 80 stores - many of them specialty stores - it's better for a short shopping trip and a bite to eat in the huge food court, but if you can't make it out to one of the bigger malls in the metro it will do.

Bayshore Town Center

If you want something a bit different, the open air mall at Bayshore Town Center may be for you. It's very much like a normal mall without the roof, with nearly 100 stores compactly grouped together so that you can walk and shop - fabulous in the summer! Major stores include Sears, Kohl's, and the Boston Store. Located in the northern suburb of Glendale, Bayshore Town Center is located just off a major exit on I-43 for easy on / easy off access. There is also a bowling alley and movie theater for extra entertainment.

Mayfair Mall

If you want the biggest mall in Milwaukee, Mayfair Mall is what you're looking for. With 180 stores, there is a lot of shopping to do here. Popular stores include Barnes & Noble, the Boston Store, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Macy's. There is also an attached multi-screen cinema, so you can catch a movie as well. Mayfair Mall is located just off of Highway 45 between the cities of Brookfield and Wauwatosa in the western part of the metro.

Southridge Mall

Southridge Mall is home to 125 stores and 5 anchors and has just gone through a major renovation. It is located in the southwest part of the city, in the town of Greendale. Some of the most popular stores include the Disney Store, Old Navy and Macy's. Other major stores include Sears, JCPenney, Kohl's, and the Boston Store. Southridge Mall is easy to get to and sits just south of I-43 only a few miles west of the Milwaukee airport.

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Brookfield Square

If you are way out west in the metro area, Brookfield Square is there to meet your shopping needs. Located in the city of Brookfield, this mall boasts 110 stores, including anchor stores Sears, JCPenney, and the Boston Store. Other hits include The North Face, Old Navy, and Barnes & Noble. Brookfield Square is just north of I-94 and easy to find. The area is also a great place to grab a bite to eat.

Other Fine Attractions in Milwaukee Worth a Visit

When you're all shopped out, consider visiting one of Milwaukee's other fine attractions. Here are some of the best.

Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

While you're downtown, a stop at the museum is a good way to spend some time. This beautiful structure is right on Lake Michigan and home to thousands of works, including Picasso.

Harley-Davidson Museum

400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee residents are proud of the Harley-Davidson roots in the city, and the museum is a must visit for anyone who loves these classic machines.

Miller Park

1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214

This is the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, and it is an awesome site. Whether you love baseball or not, you're sure to have a relaxing time at the ballgame.

Milwaukee County Zoo

10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

This is one of the finest zoos in the United States, and you can get some exercise at the same time you enjoy the beautiful animals.

The art museum sits just off the shore of Lake Michigan downtown.
The art museum sits just off the shore of Lake Michigan downtown. | Source

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      If we end up in this area we will check out some of the shops . The Art Museum looks good ! I found you while hub hopping !