Walking Milwaukee: 31 Tours of Brew City's Neighborhoods, Landmarks, and Entertainment Districts
By Royal Brevvaxling and Molly Snyder
Milwaukee is a richly historic city of scenic vistas and diverse neighborhoods. This savvy, entertaining guide explores the best of it all. Royal Brevvaxling and Molly Snyder guide you through 31 unique walking tours that traverse Milwaukee’s length and breadth. These urban treks are great ways to soak in the vibe of Brew City. The walks’ commentaries include such topics as architecture, local culture, trivia, and neighborhood history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop. 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 authors
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 a 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. Here's an episode with Lion's Tooth co-owner Cris Siqueira.