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Join us for a walking tour this fall! Visit our gift shop at 235 E Michigan St for a curated Milwaukee shopping experience. Open 10-3 Tuesday-Sunday.

History of Riverwest

From its headwaters in Fond du Lac County, the Milwaukee River meanders slowly, past farms and through villages, to the city that was named for it. The river turns abruptly east as soon as it enters Milwaukee, at Lincoln Park, and inscribes a graceful arc on the landscape until North Avenue, where it bends west…