The Milwaukee RiverWalk winds through the heart of the city, tying together three distinct riverfront neighborhoods — the Historic Third Ward, Downtown, and Beerline B. Its eye-catching public art gives it the feel of an outdoor gallery, with colorful, user-friendly directional signs along the way that elaborate on the city’s history. The Beerline “B” RiverWalk makes up the northern most portion of the system and starts around the corner of N Commerce St and N Humboldt Ave. The Downtown, central section, starts near Juneau Avenue, where B ends. The Historic Third Ward spans the distance from the I-794 freeway to the Harbor entrance. All of these sections are a continuation of the other. While parts of it are currently in the works, once complete, the Riverwalk will extend 3.1 miles along both sides of the Milwaukee River, from the site of the former North Avenue Dam, through Downtown and the Historic Third Ward to Lake Michigan.
The southern section, just north of I-794, is close to some of Milwaukee’s signature museums and the BMO Center.