Adjacent to the Historic Third Ward is the Walker’s Point Neighborhood. In 1835, this area was founded by George H. Walker as a fur trading post, and later became an area heavy with industry and warehousing. In recent years, this area has benefitted by its proximity to the popular Historic Third Ward neighborhood and has seen substantial development in terms of housing, shopping, dining, and offices. It is also home to much of Milwaukee’s burgeoning water technology industry, as well as several microbreweries and distilleries.
Clock Shadow Creamery, on 138 W. Bruce Street is a great stop on our tour where we’ll learn all about cheese making. This unique shop is a pioneering urban cheese factory committed to being a model local venture. Factory tours of Clock Shadow Creamery will teach you about the history of cheese, answer all the cheese questions you have, and even provide delicious samples for your tasting pleasure!
Milwaukee’s beer brewing tradition doesn’t start and stop in Miller Valley – it extends to all corners of this great city, including Walker’s Point. Mob Craft Beer, at 505 S. 5th Street, is a new concept in the crowded world of microbreweries. Billed as “crowd-sourced beer”, Mob Craft’s model allows beer fans to suggest ideas for brews, and the team will create them and put the recipe up for vote and pre-orders. The brew with the most pre-orders gets brewed, bottled, and distributed – everyone wins! Beyond this innovative business model, Mob Craft pours their unique brews and offers tours of their process in a beautiful Walker’s Point establishment, complete with huge garage doors to let the Milwaukee summer air in!
Right across the beautiful 6th Street bridge, we come upon the Harley Davidson Museum (400 W. Canal Street). Many a Milwaukee visit has been planned solely on the draw of this gem of an attraction, located in the Menomonee River Valley in a site that was previously the remains of an industrial site. Since the long-awaited museum opened in 2008, it has attracted millions of Harley Davidson enthusiasts from all over the world to Milwaukee. The museum’s galleries, spread throughout two floors, house permanent exhibitions in addition to temporary exhibits and the motor company’s archives. The complex also includes a restaurant, café, retail shop, and special event spaces.
As we journey to Central Standard Distillery on 613 S. 2nd Street, you’ll see that our destination shares a building with another great Milwaukee brewery, MKE Brewing. Inside, you’ll find a great tasting room and a tour that will enlighten you about the art and science of distilling fine liquor. Of course, you’ll also get samples of the small batch, handcrafted spirits that this distillery produces and distributes nationwide.
Don’t just see Milwaukee, experience it! Join us as we tap into Milwaukee’s famous attractions and history, as well as other sights you may not have known existed. Book your sightseeing tour of Milwaukee with Untapped Tours today!