Things to do in west allis
Centrally located between Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin, West Allis offers a lively urban mix of dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment, balanced by opportunities to relax, create, or enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're a resident or visitor, take the time to #rediscoverwestallis and find something new to love.
West Allis has quickly become a food lover's destination in the Milwaukee area. From specialty grocers to scrumptious bakeries, from Peruvian cuisine to Milwaukee-style barbecue, from fine dining to food trucks, West Allis loves to eat and hopes you'll join us at the table. Learn more about the City's restaurants and food shops through OnMilwaukee's dining guide, Eat West Allis Website or the Downtown West Allis website.
Parades, festivals, outdoor concerts, car shows and fireworks, West Allis enjoys celebrating together throughout the year. We invite you to join us! Check our community events calendar for the most up to date schedules of events in West Allis.
Enjoy the arts in West Allis. Learn to create pottery or take in a play. Explore galleries and public art, attend a concert, or join in the fun and perform with choirs, bands, and theatre troupes. Music, performances, and hands-on opportunities to indulge your creative side abound in West Allis. Visit Inspiration Studios Gallery, DowntownWestAllis.org, or West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Department for more information.
The City of West Allis is committed to supporting healthy lifestyles for our residents. The West Allis Farmers Market offers fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables, honey, meats, eggs, and baked goods and is open May – November. A community garden is available at Rainbow Park at 700 S 119th Street Outdoor recreational opportunities as well as privately owned spas, gyms, yoga studios, personal training studios, and other fitness establishments abound in West Allis. In addition, our accredited West Allis Health Department provides community resources to support our residents' health.
Long-time residents and new visitors will find a rich history to explore in West Allis. The City's historic homes showcase architecture from the late nineteenth century through post-World War II modern design. Unique homes built from Sears and Roebuck catalogs or inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright are maintained with meticulous pride of ownership and dot our unique neighborhoods. Two of West Allis' 25 distinct neighborhoods – Juneau Highlands and Kopperud Park - are on the National Registry of Historic Places, as are ten unique properties. Learn more about the City's past by visiting the West Allis Historical Society at 8405 W National Avenue.
Joyce Ann Radtke Skate Park
This park opened in the Fall of 2014 and is located at the northeast corner of S 84th Street and W National Avenue. This urban skate park provides residents a state-of-the-art location for an expanded recreation option, unique to the Milwaukee-metro region. Bring your board and catch some air!
For a night out, look no further than West Allis. Meet old friends or make new ones as you sample craft brews, elegant wines, and creative cocktails. Play pool, dance the night away, or kick back with a board game – whatever a great night means to you, you'll find the makings of it in West Allis.
Outdoor Family Fun
A waterpark, community pools, green spaces, and trails make West Allis a wonderful destination for quality outdoor time with family. Whether your family loves to skate, swim, run, hike, bike, or even golf, opportunities abound for outdoor play in West Allis. With over 15 miles of bike trails and 1,150 acres of parkland, we offer something for everyone. Explore our bike trail maps or visit our parks page to plan your family's next outdoor adventure.
Downtown West Allis and surrounding neighborhoods offer unique shopping experiences for every type of shopper. Spend the day in our historic downtown browsing antique shops, fine jewelry sellers, gourmet bakeries, candy shops, and more. Shop large retailers and independent shops along our popular Highway 100 commercial corridor, or find a hidden gem off the beaten path.
West Allis Public Library
Located at 75th Street and National Avenue, the West Allis Public Library is one of the busiest and most popular in Milwaukee County, circulating over 800,000 items each year. The Library offers enrichment opportunities for adults, children, and members of the community year round.
Wisconsin State Fair Park and Expo Center
The Wisconsin State Fair Park is situated in both West Allis and Milwaukee, and is operated by the Wisconsin State Fair board of directors. The nearly 200-acres Fair Park is a year-round entertainment venue hosting activities, events, meetings and more throughout the four seasons. Home to the Exposition Center, Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, Products Pavilion and many other facilities, hundreds of events are held on the fairgrounds each year.