Explore the top things to do in Germantown and nearby Milwaukee

Located just off I-41, the Country Inn & Suites, Germantown, WI puts you a short drive away from the Milwaukee area’s best things to do. You can catch competitions or spend a day skating with the kids at Pettit National Ice Center. Fun historical attractions include the unique Bast Bell Museum, home to more than 5,000 bells, and the restored settlement buildings at Dheinsville Historic Park & Museums. Need a break from business? You can book a tee time at Erin Hills, site of the 2017 US Open Championship, or treat colleagues to a round of 18 at Kettle Hills Golf Course after an on-site meeting. For an exciting day trip, drive about 30 minutes down I-41 to explore Milwaukee attractions like the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Bast Bell Museum

2.3 mi / 3.69 km from the hotel
Housed in a restored 1870s barn, this Dheinsville museum displays more than 5,000 bells from around the world. Don't miss the 1,063-pound bell in a tower constructed from an old silo.

Dheinsville Historic Park & Museums

2.3 mi / 3.69 km from the hotel
You might think you've found a door to the past when you roam through this park. See 22 original structures from the 1850s, all of them built by the German immigrants who founded the settlement.

Downtown Milwaukee

17.08 mi / 27.48 km from the hotel
With an abundance of restaurants, the state’s largest natural history museum, and four professional sports teams, Milwaukee is a destination the whole family can enjoy.

Erin Hills Golf Course

12.92 mi / 20.8 km from the hotel
Home of the 2017 US Open Championship, Erin Hills was sculpted partly by glaciers and partly by humans. Walk the course's beautiful fairways to see stunning views of the countryside.

Milwaukee County Zoo

13.81 mi / 22.22 km from the hotel
More than 2,100 animals, from ring-tailed lemurs and poison frogs to alpacas and lions, call this 200-acre zoo home. Enhance your visit with a giraffe-feeding experience or a ride on the Zoomobile, which provides a guided tour of the park.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

14.47 mi / 23.28 km from the hotel
With engaging art exhibits featuring the work of local artists past and present, this popular museum provides a glimpse into Wisconsin life and culture through the years.

Pabst Mansion

16.04 mi / 25.82 km from the hotel
Relive America’s Gilded Age through the legacy of Frederick Pabst, founder of Pabst Brewing Company. You can admire dozens of rooms in the mansion, each restored to its original grandeur.

Pettit National Ice Center

14.71 mi / 23.67 km from the hotel
For a cool adventure, spend an afternoon skating at this official US Olympic training site. The facility also houses an indoor running track that is open to the public.

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

16.21 mi / 26.09 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Panthers, gaze at the stars in the planetarium, or catch a short film at the campus cinema during your visit to this vibrant school, just five blocks from Lake Michigan.

Wisconsin Automotive Museum

14.01 mi / 22.55 km from the hotel
Fans of classic cars and transportation memorabilia can see an ever-changing collection at the state's largest auto museum. Don't miss the 1913 steam locomotive.

Holy Hill Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians

9.58 mi / 15.42 km from the hotel
This stunning facility features a basilica and a monastery that has been converted into a guest house. Climb the 178 stairs of the tower for breathtaking views of the region, including Milwaukee’s skyline in the distance.

Kettle Hills Golf Course

3.86 mi / 6.22 km from the hotel
Walk along the well-manicured fairways of this 45-hole course, which offers everything from competitive leagues to tee times for kids. After a day on the greens, head to the clubhouse for a burger.