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Lake Park

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Address: Milwaukee, WI
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City park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Best Pokemon Go Spot in Milwaukee

Tell your friends you have been to Lake Park. Tell me? I got a Charmeleon today! If you say Snorlax or Dragonite, your friend will be jealous. Lake Park is the best spot to play... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Mega A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Tell your friends you have been to Lake Park. Tell me? I got a Charmeleon today! If you say Snorlax or Dragonite, your friend will be jealous. Lake Park is the best spot to play Pokemon Go! And there is also a great playground, too.

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Thank Mega A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lake Park is a nice park on the East Side of Milwaukee. They have a nice little 3-par golf course, Lake Park Bistro which is a fabulous French restaurant ($$$) and several picnic areas with a playground. The main reason I go to Lake Park though is to hunt Pokemon with my kids. There are over 15 pokestops and at... More 

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Milton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went there for Pokemon Go, but the park is beautiful. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of the park for Pokemon Go, aside from that the park is huge and has some great views.

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Thank Gerbes
Minnetonka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Really nice clean well maintained park. Check out the lighthouse, really picturesque. I didn't eat there but did look in on the restaurant which looks really nice. Also checked out the folks playing Lawn Bowling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lake Park is a gem. Designed by the renowned Daniel Olmstead (think Central Park NYC and Chicago Park's "Emerald Necklace" ) and enjoyed by thousands ever since. There is a lighthouse, the last remaining Indian Burial Mound in the Milwaukee area (the others were razed for farming or housing), a waterfall, ravine trails, lawn bowling, playgrounds, golf, tennis, bluff walking... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We intended on having a picnic at the park but it wasn't very relaxing considering the hundreds of people playing Pokemon Go. This place must be a Poke stop. I don't know or play the game but it was quite disheartening to see hundreds of people walking around a beautiful park with their faces glued to their phones. Didn't make... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Excellent playground for children ages 5-12. Balancing, spinning, climbing. Really different. And swings!

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Thank 240chanas
West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

There's a nice little park up the hill overlooking the lake. Very close to Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, which provides an excellent dining experience, as well.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Right on the lake front and if you pick the right hotel, just steps from your door. On the bluff above Lake Michigan, you will find various historical artifacts including a log cabin. As you walk down the hill, you will go by the Art Museum which usually has a fine exhibit related to Veterans. The park is spacious and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I was first introduced to LAKE PARK this past year during a photo shoot for a friend that was preparing to leave for Japan! We decided to check out the park and to our surprise we were astounded to the beautiful area hidden above Lake Michigan by trees! The road most traveled to gain access is closed due to the... More 

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