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tips & tricks for riding the streetcar with kids

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Family-friendly sites:

There are so many adventures to be had with the family in Downtown Milwaukee.
Here are a few ideas to get your wheels turnin’:

  • Milwaukee River Walk
  • Milwaukee Public Market
  • Cathedral Square Park
  • Classy Girl Cupcakes
  • Betty Brinn Museum
  • Skywalks
  • Historic Milwaukee Tours
  • Public Art Along E. Wisconsin Ave.
  • NML Giving Gallery
  • Safe House Family Nights
  • City Hall
  • Red Elephant Chocolate
  • Bronze Fonz Statue
  • Purple Door Ice Cream
  • Grohmann Museum
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Exploring Milwaukee on The Hop with your kids is fun, easy and FREE!
Here are few tips to make riding the rails fun and safe for everyone:

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Helpful Tips

If you’re hoping for a lighter crowd, travel during the week or in the morning. The cars tend to be much more crowded on weekends and in the evening. Try parking near Burns Commons. There’s plenty of free street parking in the area.

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Say “Hi” to our HOperators!

When the streetcar reaches either end of the line (Intermodal Station or Burns Commons), there’s a little break while the operator switches ends to start driving in the other direction. The operators are always up for a high-five or quick photo as they’re walking through the vehicle, and if it’s not too busy, will sometimes let little ones get a peek inside the cab.

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All Hop stations feature level boarding, so you can just roll right on. No need to fold up strollers on board—just make sure to set the break before the streetcar starts moving. Please don’t block the aisle or doors so other passengers can easily get on and off.

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Bottles, sippy cups or covered drinks with a straw are fine, but please leave cups without lids at home.Leave the snacks in your bag – eating is not allowed on board the streetcar. If you use an electronic device that makes noise, please use headphones.

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