The Midwest Airlines Center opened in 1998; the $170 million, 667,475-square-foot center is located in the heart of Milwaukee and features 188,695 square feet of exhibit space, a 37,506-square-foot grand ballroom, and 28 meeting rooms, as well as cutting-edge technology and $1.2 million in public artwork. More than 3,000 hotel rooms, a theater, shopping, nightlife, the RiverWalk, restaurants, and museums are within walking distance of the Midwest Airlines Center. The city has a number of other convention and meeting facilities for groups of any size. Recent area hotel renovations have included an $8 million renovation of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and a nearly $4 million renovation at the Wyndham Milwaukee Center.
Convention Information: Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., 648 Plankinton Ave., Ste. 425, Milwaukee, WI 53203; toll-free (800)554-1448