Milwaukee, Wisconsin: World's Only Polka Escalator

Push the button next to the Polka Escalator to hear foot-tapping favorites while ascending or descending. The wall is decorated with photos of polka fans.

Wisconsin Center

400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Center, 6th St. and Wisconsin Ave., near the Hilton Hotel skywalk.
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Polka Escalator.

World's Only Polka Escalator

Getting ready to polka up the escalator. Watch out for the old guy guarding the hallway. Seeing the world's only polka escalator is not a good enough reason to be in the convention center, apparently.

[Joseph Klotz, 07/24/2018]

Push to Play Polka.

World's Only Polka Escalator

What a treat! Totally worth a stop. As of 6-23-2018 it is up and running and fun!

[Lindsay, 06/26/2018]
World's Only Polka Escalator

Closed to the public; unless you are there for a convention they will not let you in. Also, it is under construction summer/fall 2017.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 08/19/2017]

The Polka Escalator is only off-limits because of the construction. When the construction work is finished later this year, the Polka Escalator will reopen.

Polka Time!

World's Only Polka Escalator

The polka music was turned off during our visit. Hopefully it will be back on next time!

[Amy, 08/24/2014]

Push to Play Polka.

World's Only Polka Escalator

If you're like me, too often you get bored while riding an escalator. Well friends, suffer no more! Located inside the Wisconsin Center, you can find the world's only Polka Escalator! Push the button and be serenaded by polka greats while heading up (or down!) near the skywalk to the Hilton Hotel. The escalator also features photos from a number of fun loving polka fans.

[Ron Renken, 08/14/2013]

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