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America's Coolest River Walks

Milwaukee

Courtesy of VISIT Milwaukee

Milwaukee RiverWalk, Milwaukee

Why It’s Cool: Stretching three miles along the Milwaukee River, this wooden-plank-and-concrete bike-and-walkway passes through Old World Third Street with its cobblestoned streets and 19th-century European-style faux-half-timbered buildings. Look for such local haunts as the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, which stocks 175 state cheeses; its Cheese Bar sells beer-and-cheese flights pairing Wisconsin blue Affinée, Gruyère, sharp cheddar, and Bellavitano with local Sprecher Special Amber microbrew.

Don’t Miss: The bronze Fonz statue of the character played by Henry Winkler on Happy Days, the television series set in Milwaukee, stands just south of Wells Street.

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