(my apologies ahead of time, I am not a writer and I cannot find the spell check in this editor)
If you want to take advantage of being in Milwaukee/ Wisconsin there are some things that I feel (as a local) you should see.
1- Milwaukee is known for its rich german heritage. The best place to get a beer (and a fish fry) in Milwaukee is the Old German Beer Hall 1009 N Old World 3rd St (Milwaukee) - Don't forget to partake in the Shotski My personal favorite is the Hafbrau Amber, the beer radish, and the pretzel with home made cheese dip. (the dip is beyond amazing) To me, it's the best way to acknowledge you are in Milwaukee.
2- There are more Polish people in Milwaukee/ Chicago area anywhere in the world other than poland. The best place to get polish food is Polonez [/size]4016 S Packard Ave, St Francis, WI 53235 This is not a place for fine dinning and atmosphere - it's a place to feel home. The food tastes like your polish grandma made it. It is all family recipes - authentic polish food.
Since the event is close to fat tuesday, National Avenue bakery is known for the best Paczki's (a polish donut)
3- CHEESE- There are many small places for cheese, and big ones. But the best selection without the hype is: Cedar Calley Cheese store. It will be near the highway on your way to Sheboygan when you go to the Kohler Arts Center. W3115 Jay Road Belgium, WI 53004 (there is also a great place for bratwurst in Sheboygan if you have never had one)
4- Kohler Andre State park - 1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan, This park has a mix of woods, sand dunes, and Lake shore park trails. A great place to go hiking and experience a variety of the outdoors experience Wisconsin has to offer. [/size]
5- Milwaukee Museum Of Art (it's on one of the tours) It's a must! (my favorite exhibit is the infinity room, which was removed temporarily and may be back now)[/size]
6- The Mitchell Domes -[/size] [/size]524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee. If you are inspired by botanicals and plants this is a great place to visit. It is a plant conservatory 3 domes with varying themes. One is tropical plants, desert, and the third dome changes for seasons and events. I love to walk through the domes with a sketch pad and sit. It's my secret weapon to beating winter weather, the domes are climate controlled and feel like spring / summer!!
There are a lot of other things to see, but these are things that I think would fit the location of the event and are more area specific compared to other cities.
7- If you golf and if the weather permits (the snow melted enough to see the ground) Whistling straits golf course is #2 in Americas top 100 public courses. N8501 County Road LS, Sheboygan