The 68th Regular Convention

Location and Travel Resources

LCMS National Convention   •   July 29–Aug. 3, 2023   •   Milwaukee


In preparation for the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on July 29–Aug. 3 in Milwaukee, the LCMS has compiled information to help attendees with travel plans and arrangements.


•  Convention center



•  Visiting Milwaukee



•  Airport



•  Amtrak

•  Ground transportation



•  Parking



•  Lodging



•  Dining

 

 


 

Convention center

LCMS convention business and many of the evening activities will take place at the Baird Center, formerly known as the Wisconsin Center, in downtown Milwaukee. Baird Center information, including floor plans and specification sheets, is available at bairdcenter.com.

 

 


 

Visiting Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee is the chief tourism organization of the greater Milwaukee area, and its website — visitmilwaukee.org — offers resources to help 2023 LCMS Convention attendees plan their visit.

The site also features an online visitors guide as well as the Cream City Convention Pass, which offers discounts and deals throughout Milwaukee.

 

 


 

Airport

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) offers nonstop service to 50 cities. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Baird Center.

Upon arrival at the airport, you may take an Uber, Lyft or taxi to your hotel or the Baird Center.

Taxi service is available via the taxi pickup station located outside Baggage Claim 3. Cross the baggage claim roadway and follow the signs to the taxi pickup station behind the rental car area.

Uber and Lyft are located next to Baggage Claim 2. Exit the baggage claim area by following the signs that say, “Exit to Ticketing.”

 

 


 

Amtrak

Amtrak has 14 daily trips between Milwaukee and Chicago as well as daily direct trips between Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Milwaukee Intermodal Station is located downtown, and there is also a train station at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

 

 


 

Ground transportation


Taxis and rideshares

TaxiMKE, which is Milwaukee’s largest taxi company, offers 24/7 service. Reserve a ride online at taximke.com or via the TaxiMKE app.

Uber and Lyft service is also available in Milwaukee. Lyft passengers may get $10 off two rides with code VISITMKE on lyft.com/i/visitmke.


Buses

Milwaukee Country Transit System buses run in downtown Milwaukee and throughout the rest of the county. Visit ridemcts.com for schedules and fares.

 

 


 

Parking

Interstate Parking offers 25% off discounts at multiple parking locations in downtown Milwaukee during the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod from July 30 to Aug. 3.

The Convention Center Ramp and the 330 Wells Garage (formerly Isaac’s Garage) offer discounted parking rates near the Baird Center, and attendees may also get discounts by using promo code M4RT1N at any of Interstate Parking’s downtown locations.

 

 


 

Lodging

Several hotels are located within blocks of the Baird Center in Milwaukee. A directory of downtown hotels is available at visitmilwaukee.com.

 

 


 

Dining

There are several restaurants within walking distance of the Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee. A restaurant directory is available at visitmilwaukee.com.

 

 

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