Jumping By The Ladybug Buildling- Milwaukee,WI

While reading up on things to do in Milwaukee, I came across an odd and quirky site that sounded like the perfect place for a jump.
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I first heard about the Ladybug Building on Roadside America, a site that’s a “caramel- coated- nutbag full of odd and hilarious travel destinations- over 10,000 in the US and Canada…”
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During lunch at Zaffiro’s onĀ Day 1 of our trip we were told by Theresa & Wade of Milwaukee Food Tours that the Ladybug Building wasn’t worth a stop. However, they didn’t know that the purpose of a visit would be a quick visit for some jumping photos.
We discussed more of the things we planned to do with Theresa & Wade during our meal and then parted ways. Our next stop would be the Milwaukee Public Market.

The market was under 10 minutes from our lunch spot but I had to pull over for an impromptu stop. Kim wasn’t paying attention and wondered why I was slowing down. It wasn’t like my phone’s navigation told me to stop.
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I pointed to the building on the left and Kim then saw the ladybugs on the side of the building.

Our impromptu photo shoot took less than 5 minutes and was worth a stop since it was along our way. I’d agree with Theresa & Wade that the building wasn’t worth going out of your way to see unless you had something specific in mind to do!

The Ladybug Building is located at 618 N.Water Street in Milwaukee, WI.
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4 thoughts on “Jumping By The Ladybug Buildling- Milwaukee,WI

  1. We went there in April for a friends wedding and then split 6 days between Tokyo and Kyoto. I don’t know if I have better suggetions than the travel guides, but I did learn a few things to pass on. When you book a hotel for two adults and a kid, they expect the kid to sleep in a double bed with the adults. Generally no couch or even get enough floor space to make a pallet. I don’t know what Japanese kids are like but our 3 year old is all over the place and we can’t sleep with her. It’s expensive to upgrade on the spot. Our Chase Sapphire cards didn’t work in about half the credit card machines we tried, carry an extra “no foreign transaction fees” card if you plan to use Sapphire. Our Chase and USAA ATM cards on the Mastercard network didn’t work in any ATMs we tried, fortunatly my groom friend had a Visa ATM card and gave us $600 in Yen when we parted ways after the wedding. A lot of small shops don’t take credit cards. *Nothing* opens before 7 am, in Kyoto at least, so when you wake up at 4am due to the time change, have some snacks in your room if you don’t want to wait for breakfast at 7. The food was great, everywhere. The wedding was at Hatago onsen, a traditional hot springs resort in the Gunman province. It was expensive, about $600/nt for two adults and our 3 yr old, our infant son was free. It was an amazing experience but we had the benefit of some interpretors in the wedding party which helped. We enjoyed the Ueno Park Zoo in Tokyo (they have pandas) and the view of Tokyo from Mori tower at night, and Monkey Park in Kyoto was fun, it was quite a climb but we’re hikers and enjoyed the hike up there. We visited a few shrines in Kyoto and I recommend the Shoren-in shrine for a less touristy experience and an absolutely beautiful shrine. We’ll definitly go back to Japan when the kids are older and maybe spend a few weeks.

  2. Thanks for all of the info Paul! The rooms do seem to be small in Japan but we’ll make due! I am hoping not to have any of these ATM or credit card issues but I plan to bring a few cards as back-ups.

    I’m guessing that you meant to post this info on my upcoming trip to Japan post! http://www.michaelwtravels.com/2013/06/progress-in-planning-were-heading-to.html

    We considered visiting and possibly staying at an onsen but I don’t think they sound like a great place for a 17 month old. They also seem to be very expensive.

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