Menomonee River Valley Walking Tour: Industrial Past, Sustainable Future
Sunday (9/23) at 9 am
Ticket Required ($10)
Duration: 90 minutes
Capacity: 30 people
Meeting Point: Menomonee Valley Community Park on the corner of W Milwaukee Rd and W Canal St.
When Milwaukee was the Machine Shop of the World, the Menomonee River Valley was its engine, where rail cars and machinery were made, clay became bricks, wheat became flour, and hogs became ham. Yet by the 1990s, the Valley’s legacy was lost amid hundreds of acres of vacant buildings, a forgotten river, and the north/south divide it symbolized in our community. Today, the Valley is experiencing a transformation and has become a national model of sustainable redevelopment. Take a walk through history with Corey Zetts, Executive Director of Menomonee Valley Partners, to learn about the Valley’s past and the ambitious plans for its future. This is a leisurely walking tour on pavers.
Directions: The easiest address for your GPS is Charter Wire, 3700 W. Milwaukee Rd. (just west of Canal St.). Park on W Milwaukee Rd, W Canal St, or the angled parking on S 36th St.