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Milwaukee Scavenger Hunt Adventure

1. Milwaukee Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Milwaukee into a giant game board on an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Milwaukee. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city. Your adventure will begin at the end of Wisconsin Avenue with a view of the architectural gem of the city, the Calatrava, and take you on a journey through the city to see famous hotels, a spectacular cathedral, local markets and a river walk filled with outdoor art exhibits. Discover hidden sights, sounds, and tastes of the city as you have fun solving the challenges in this Great place on a Great Lake. Points of Interest Include: The Calatrava, Milwaukee War Memorial, Cathedral of St. John, The Milwaukee Market, and The Milwaukee River Walk. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop midway to enjoy the art or grab a beer and bratwurst to eat on your own schedule. 

Around the Ward in 90 Minutes

2. Around the Ward in 90 Minutes

Hear more about the Third Ward on this in-depth guided walking tour through the neighborhood. Previously the unfortunate victim to a devastating fire and some bloody history, the historic Third Ward is now one of the most beautiful and most frequently visited neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Once-empty factories and vacant lots now house delicious restaurants, enticing boutiques, and lavish condos. During this tour you will see key sites -like the official plaque recognizing the birthplace of pizza in Milwaukee. Hear more about the area's local history during a 90-minute tour with a local tour guide. The tour will end with a sweet treat from a local bakery.

Milwaukee: Ghostly Private Walking Tour

3. Milwaukee: Ghostly Private Walking Tour

Experience a private ghostly walking tour of Milwaukee's historic and haunted Third Ward. The tour is just under two miles and ideal for all ages. Hear about how devastating fires swept across the Third Ward in 1892, which led to various scary tales. Learn about the mid-19th-century street gangs of the area and the ghost of a small boy named Timmy who has left many people terrified over the years. Next, visit the area of the Old Saloon and the Irish Pub, which was once a house of ill repute and where a lover's quarrel ended in disaster. Hear about how guests and employees have been scared by apparitions of the Lady of the Pub reportedly seen in the basement and the bathroom mirrors. Last but by no means least, walk to Milwaukee's most haunted location, the Pfiser Hotel, where the spirit of Charles Pfiser still roams. Famous baseball players from the Dodgers and the Giants are among those who have reported sightings; some say it is Charles's way of supporting from beyond the grave.


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