Bronze Fonz


Rumor has it the Bronze Fonz, just south of Wells St downtown, is the most photographed sight in Milwaukee. The Fonz, aka Arthur Fonzarelli, was a character from the 1970s TV show Happy Days, which was set in the city. What do you think – do the blue pants get an 'Aaay' or 'Whoa!'?

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Nearby Milwaukee attractions

1. Harley-Davidson Museum

0.65 MILES

Hundreds of motorcycles show the styles through the decades, including the flashy rides of Elvis and Evel Knievel. You can sit in the saddle of various…

2. Milwaukee Art Museum

0.71 MILES

You have to see this lakeside institution, which features a stunning winglike addition by Santiago Calatrava. It soars open and closed every day at 10am,…

3. Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin

0.79 MILES

The city's lakefront science and technology museum is primarily a kid-pleaser, with freshwater and saltwater aquariums (where you can touch sharks and…

4. Lakefront Brewery

1.03 MILES

Well-loved Lakefront Brewery, across the river from Brady St, has afternoon tours, but the swellest time to visit is on Friday night when there's a fish…

5. American Black Holocaust Museum

1.39 MILES

This museum aims to tell the story of what it calls the 'Black Holocaust' – which includes the slave trade from Africa, slavery in the American South, the…

6. Lakefront Park

2.33 MILES

The parkland edging Lake Michigan is prime for walking, cycling and inline skating. Also here is Bradford Beach, which is good for swimming and lounging.

7. Miller Brewing Company

2.88 MILES

Founded in 1855, the historic Miller facility preserves Milwaukee's beer legacy. Join the legions lined up for the free, hour-long tours. Though the mass…

8. Harley-Davidson Plant

13.69 MILES

Hog-heads can get a fix at the plant where engines are built, in suburban Menomonee Falls. The factory offers several options for tours, including a…