Milwaukee City Hall, Milwaukee

Milwaukee City Hall, Milwaukee (must see)

The iconic Milwaukee City Hall is one of the most recongizable landmarks of the city. It has been used in pop culture to signify Milwaukee. It is also prominent in outlines of the city.

The Milwaukee City Hall was built in 1895. The architect, Henry C. Koch, designed numerous buildings in Wisconsin and around the Midwestern United States. The Flemish Renaissance Revival style used in the City Hall has since been reflected in the nearby buildings to create a cohesive style and to reflect the wide German ancestry of the region.

The building was the tallest structure in Milwaukee through 1973 when the First Wisconsin Center was built. That was also the year that it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors can tour the bell tower of the Milwaukee City Hall, which was reassembled from 2006 to 2008. However, tours are not offered on a regular basis and may not be available during the time that the visit occurs. Most tourists who visit the area are delighted to observe the beauty of the structure from street level.

Milwaukee City Hall is located near the Milwaukee River, which is a beautiful and pleasant part of any walking tour of the city. Other nearby landmarks and interesting sites include Cathedral Square Park, Red Arrow Park and Marcus Performing Arts Center. Tourists will also enjoy visiting the Milwaukee Riverwalk District either before or after stopping by the Milwaukee City Hall.

Why You Should Visit
The city hall is one of the most important and recognizable buildings in Milwaukee and a city landmark.

Tips
The bell tower has a large number of steep steps so tourists should be prepared for an arduous trek.

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Milwaukee City Hall on Map

Sight Name: Milwaukee City Hall
Sight Location: Milwaukee, USA (See walking tours in Milwaukee)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Create Your Own Walk in Milwaukee

Create Your Own Walk in Milwaukee

Creating your own self-guided walk in Milwaukee is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Buildings Tour

Historical Buildings Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Milwaukee Introduction Walking Tour

Milwaukee Introduction Walking Tour

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The city grew in size in the 1840s and 1850s. It largely attracted German...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Monuments and Statues Walking Tour

Monuments and Statues Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles