Get to Know the Wisconsin City's Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods
Milwaukee is richly historic. This savvy, entertaining guide explores the best of it all. Local authors Royal Brevvaxling and Molly Snyder guide you through 31 unique walking tours that traverse Milwaukee's length and breadth. Dive deep into the city with tours that illuminate its diverse neighborhoods, like the trendy East Side and the country-esque Northridge Lakes. Find everything from legendary Frank Lloyd Wright houses to custard stands to the birthplace of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These urban treks are great ways to soak in the vibe of Brew City.
Inside you'll find
- 31 self-guided tours through this amalgam of small town and big city
- Tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop
- Clear neighborhood maps and vital public transportation and parking details
- Trivia about local culture, neighborhood history, and architecture
Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, and more. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section lists the highlights of every tour. Walking Milwaukee provides the perfect path for a weekend or an after-work ramble. So grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer.
About the Author
Royal Brevvaxling is a writer, educator, and visual artist with a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He works at two Milwaukee-based colleges, teaching communications and humanities courses, and regularly self-publishes zines documenting his travels with his partner, the co-author of this book. Royal's visual art often focuses on constructions of class and gender, as well as portraits of Frankie, the chihuahua. His photographs have been published in OnMilwaukee, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and Details magazine, among others. Molly Snyder loves Milwaukee. Born, raised, and a resident of Brew City for her entire adult life, Molly graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in English and even has a "Milwaukee" tattoo stretched across her left forearm. Today, she lives in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner, Royal Brevvaxling (co-author of this book); two sons, Kai River and Levi; and chihuahua, Frankie. Molly has worked for OnMilwaukee for almost two decades as a senior writer, editor, and manager. Her work with OnMilwaukee earned six Wisconsin Press Club awards. She appears weekly on WISN Channel 12 News, is a regular contributor on numerous radio stations, and co-hosts the podcast Dandelions: A Podcast for Women.