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Milwaukee River Cruise Line

Milwaukee River Cruise Line Review

Like the Chicago River, Milwaukee's namesake waterway has become a focal point of its downtown. From the Edelweiss boats, you can view the city skyline, learn some Brew City history or dance the night away. Themed cruises include a Margarita Fiesta, Beer and Brats, Kids Caribbean Pirate Cruise, and the Dinner Cruise, a primo pick for dates. Most cruises pick up passengers at the Highland Avenue dock, but check your cruise departure information before heading there, as others leave from the Port of Call Bistro at 106 W. Wells Street. Arrive about 30 minutes before tour time.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 205 W. Highland Ave., Downtown Milwaukee, 52303
  • Phone: 414/276-7447
  • Cost: $16 for Historic Milwaukee Boat Tour; $8 for children; call for other cruise prices
  • Hours: Historic tour generally runs at 1-2:20
  • Website:
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.

    We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.

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