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Allen-Bradley Company Clock

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Address: 1201 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53204-2496
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Largest Four face Clock Tower in the World

The Rockwell Automation (Formerly Allen-Bradley) is the largest four faced clock in the world (Yes it is larger than Big Ben in London). It can be see from the freeway and if... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2013
rpsw11
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Chicago, IL
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I made a point to drive by the Allen-Bradley Company Clock last time I was in Milwaukee. Wish they had tours.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

The Rockwell Automation (Formerly Allen-Bradley) is the largest four faced clock in the world (Yes it is larger than Big Ben in London). It can be see from the freeway and if you have 10 - 15 minutes to spare, just exit the freeway and do a quick side trip. It is an icon for Milwaukee. Unfortunately, no public tours.

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Cahokia, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Its not open for tours, so no reason to stop. Easily seen from freeway or coming from Comedysportz. Looked nice lighted up but it is still just a clock even if you understand its history

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Best seen from the freeway at night, when it's lit. Would be interesting to tour (if tours are even available), but otherwise not worth exiting the freeway for.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

It is wonderful to a masterpiece of time being displayed. It shows what the imangination can accomplish to better serve the community of Milwaukee .

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Delavan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

As a child, I prided myself on knowing that the original was "the largest 4 sided, lit-up clock in the world" and advising everyone in the car of that fact whenever we drove near! It is now the 2nd largest, but still very neat! After moving away years ago, seeing if brings back childhood memories :-}

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a drive-by. If you're on the highway driving toward downtown Milwaukee and you see a huge 4-sided clock, you'll probably say "Wow! Look at that!" Can't miss it. And now you'll know the name of it and why it's unique.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Was on top of the 'Clock' for a hospitality event. Full windows offering and a 360 view of MKE. We had a tour of the clock workings (including gun shot holes in the face of the clock). Long story short, if you get a chance, get in that room - AND enjoy the historical experience.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

the tower on the A-B Company has four sides, each with a huge white clock, like a lighthouse on the south side of Milwaukee. it used to be known as 'the Polish moon' because of all the immigrant Polish workers who lived in the area; nowadays it's 'la luna latina,' since the neighborhood is mostly Mexican immigrants.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is still the largest clock (bigger than Big Ben) in the world. It is a great symbol of Milwaukee and I enjoy seeing it when I visit the south side of Milwaukee. When I was in London on a bus tour, we went past Big Ben of course and the tour guide mentioned our Allen Bradley clock.

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