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“Growing and connecting Milwaukee's downtown”

Milwaukee RiverWalk
Ranked #21 of 194 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Very nice when your in the downtown area. The river traffic is nice to watch, there are bars with food and drink plus boat tours. You are away from the cars and traffic and you can go to John Hawks, Ale House, and many exciting new bars and resteraunts filling the area as it grows and becomes even nicer as a summertime attraction.

Thank pizza_steve2003
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

This river walk has a lot to offer- food, art, drink, free wifi in some spots, and the view of the Milwaukee river. It is well marked with interpretive signs that add interesting facts about the places you're seeing as well as maps in the downtown section. It runs on both sides of the river, so you can do a circuit and it can be different in each direction. Look down at the pavement and you might see bronze tiles with designs done by students. Local artists are featured in the sculptures, and you can get free brochures available on the walk, called RiverSculpture! 2012. After a fresh snow, expect to see only animal tracks on the river and maybe some waterfowl. Great exercise with nice views! Just be aware that most of the river walk is below streets and has stairs so it's not totally stroller friendly. They have added ramps in many places but it still doesn't have them at all streets.

1  Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

My family walks for Children's Hospital every year and this section of the walk is most beautiful. The river running through the city is a true asset to Milwaukee.

Thank Pamela C
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

While in downtown Milwaukee, take a hour to enjoy a walk along the riverwalk. It's not San Antonio, but it's a nice relaxing thing to do on a pretty day. We enjoyed stops to check out the bronze ducks and their story. It was fun to stop and make photos with the Fonz. Downtown Milwaukee is very nice -- clean and pretty with interesting architectural features.

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great place to take a walk and visit what Milwaukee has to offer. Brnz Fonz, Lakefront Brewery, Third ward., Brady St.

Thank gmhotelofthearts
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