I’d call this tour an absolute must do when you arrive in Milwaukee! Thank you, Mike, for an amazing tour!
Milwaukee City Tour
Great Overview of the City
Most Complete Milwaukee Tour
Learn About the History, the Architecture, & the Beer
Discover Milwaukee Like a Local
This tour provides an all-encompassing overview of Milwaukee for first-time visitors and longtime residents alike. Get a local’s perspective and become acquainted with all the diverse neighborhoods and must-visit attractions in a single morning or afternoon. This experience highlights all of the top sights of Milwaukee with comfortable bus transportation, allowing us to cover more ground!
Our tours run at a relaxed pace with stops every 10-15 minutes to explore, stretch, take photos, and uncover a new area of the city.
Comfortable, 14-seat passenger van with heating and air conditioning allows us to move around the city with ease, hitting all the major stops.
Comedic, local guide who is looking forward to sharing his home town’s history and modern vibrancy with you, and might just make you laugh in the process.
From downtown to the Museum Mile, through Lake Park, the Water Tower District, and much more. We will see it all!
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$35 per person
10:00 am & 12:15 pm
We meet in front of Milwaukee’s City Hall located at 200 East Wells Street, the intersection of East Wells and Water Street. Look for the large gold sculpture.
7 days a week, year-round
Min 2, max 14
Walking involved in this tour is minimal and also optional. Our comfortable coach ensures that guests with mobility issues can also see all the Milwaukee sites!
- Historic and modern view of the city from a local’s perspective
- Transportation to all stops along the tour
- Numerous stops for photo opportunities
- A friendly guide to answer any questions you may have!
- Hotel pick-up or drop-off
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- A sense of humor
About your guide
A Milwaukee local who is excited to share the history and local brews of his home with you!
Our tour begins in historic downtown Milwaukee. We’ll view the stately City Hall building, completed in 1895, and the landmark Pabst Theater,(opens in a new tab) as we make our way down to the water. We will walk along the river and might even catch a glimpse of a bronze casting of a 70’s TV hero. As we start our driving portion of the tour, you will learn about Milwaukee’s history. From Native Americans to the French fur traders who founded the modern city, it is an interesting past. From our mini-coach, we’ll see Sculpture Milwaukee,(opens in a new tab) an outdoor exhibition that includes art from around the world!
Heading back north towards our first stop, we will pass Milwaukee’s Museum Mile(opens in a new tab) on the trendy East Side. As you drive, your guide will point out Brady Street,(opens in a new tab) a unique neighborhood filled with bars, restaurants, and local shops. Our first stop is at the Black Cat Alley,(opens in a new tab) Milwaukee’s premier street art gallery. Back in the coach, we will enter the exclusive Water Tower District. Here, we’ll glimpse the homes of the beer barons and industrialists, including a house designed by Wisconsin’s own Frank Llyod Wright.
Our next stop comes at the North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee’s expansive Lake Park. Take in the sweeping views of Lake Michigan as we drive along the lakeshore towards the Milwaukee Art Museum.(opens in a new tab) The Milwaukee Art Museum, one of America’s largest museums, was featured in multiple Hollywood hits, including Bridesmaids!
Moving along, we will pass the Henry Maier Festival Grounds and the revitalized Third Ward. This former industrial district has come to life with restaurants, theaters, and the Milwaukee Public Market.(opens in a new tab) We’ll make a quick stop at the market for a restroom break and a chance to grab a snack or drink.
Heading back downtown, we’ll pass the iconic Pabst Brewing Company and Fiserv Forum Arena,(opens in a new tab) home of the Milwaukee Bucks.(opens in a new tab) Full of history, photos, and laughs, we make our way back to City Hall to conclude our tour and set you out to explore Milwaukee on your own.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!
Probably the best tour we’ve ever had! Mike is so knowledgeable of Milwaukee – he made us fall in love this city. He drove us to hidden gems that we would have never found on our own. We were able to get out and walk around. It was perfect!
Mike was willing to meet us as we came into the city to give us an awesome tour. He took his time while we snapped pictures and enjoyed the views. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun.
The untapped tours guide was fun, informative and I was pleasantly surprised about how many cool things Milwaukee had to offer! I would recommend this tour to everyone and will take it again if I get a chance!