I’ve enjoyed checking out Downtown Milwaukee from a variety of perspectives including from the top of a building, by boat in Lake Michigan and today, from a maze of connected skyways dozens of feet off the ground.
And good news: the tour, called, aptly, "Skywaukee," is available to the public. It’s hosted by Historic Milwaukee every Saturday at 1 p.m. through April 20. (There is no tour on March 9 because of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.)
Get tickets here.
The tour takes between 90 minutes and two hours, includes about one mile of walking – predominantly via glass skywalks connecting prominent Milwaukee buildings. A volunteer tour guide – today we had Steve Kessel – highlights Milwaukee history and shares relevant stories during the sky-high stroll.
"No tour is exactly the same," says Julia Griffith, Program Director of Historic Milwaukee.
The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for kids 6-11 and free for kids 5 and under and for Historic Milwaukee members.
"This tour allows you to see architectural aspects of buildings you would never see from the ground," says Griffith. "It’s an impactful experience."
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