Lodging, transportation and activities for traveling families

Parking at Children's Hospital

Parking is free for patient families and visitors. Free valet parking is offered 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at the hospital entrance. At Children’s Clinics Building, valet parking is offered 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Valet is not available Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Families also may park in the visitor parking structure located north of the hospital and clinics building. The skywalk on Level 2 connects the parking structure to the clinics building and the hospital.

Parking at the Fox Valley hospital

Parking is free for patient families and visitors. You may park in the lots marked V3, V4 and V5 at any time. Use the West Pavilion entrance 3 (next to the Theda Clark Emergency Room) for both the inpatient units and the specialty clinic. Valley Transit buses also stop at the West Pavilion. Use the elevator at that entrance to reach your destination.

RV parking

The Wisconsin State Fair RV Park (located 2 miles from the Milwaukee hospital) is the only site in Metro Milwaukee and it is open year round. Learn more about RV parking.

Lodging

Many area hotels and hospitality housing offer discounts to parents and family of our patients. 

Transportation

Get directions to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin or any of our other locations.

Airports

General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee (13 miles)
O’Hare International Airport, Chicago (82 miles)
Midway International Airport, Chicago (109 miles)

Bus

Greyhound Lines provides daily service to and from Milwaukee. Call (800) 231-2222 for information and reservations.

Car rental/Shuttle service

Learn more about car rental and shuttle service from the Milwaukee airport.

Taxi

American United Transportation Management provides professional taxicab, medical transport van and single-rider wheelchair van transportation services throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Services always are available. Call central dispatch at (414) 220-5000.

Train

Amtrak provides daily rail service to and from Milwaukee. Call (800) 872-7245 for information and reservations.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Shopping

Sporting Events

  • Bradley Center - 7 miles (Home of Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Team, Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Team, Milwaukee Wave Soccer Team, and Marquette University Golden Eagles)
  • Miller Park (Home of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Team) - 4 miles
  • Petit National Ice Center - 2 miles

Museums

Additional Milwaukee-area activity information