InstaMKE - Milwaukee Photo Walk

Discover the Historic Third Ward, one of the most photogenic neighborhood in Milwaukee, while taking memorable pictures you will be thrilled to share online. Stroll through downtown Milwaukee while hearing historic commentary and learning photographic tips for taking creative pictures (Instagram, anyone?) from you very own professional photographer-turned-tour-guide along the way.

Wisconsin Avenue offers a stunning then-and-now view of downtown Milwaukee and will impress locals and tourists alike with its unique architectural details, with 23 pieces of art from Sculpture Milwaukee, and captivating history. Our tour concludes at the Milwaukee lakefront, highlighting the dramatic Milwaukee Art Museum architecture and scenic gardens.  

Whether you're a novice, a professional photographer, or just interested in history, you'll enjoy this tour! 

Don’t have a camera? That’s okay! Cell phones work great!
Family-friendly (free for children 8 and younger; discounted rate for children 9 - 15) and fun for all, this guided walking tour is focused on teaching guests to take more creative photos while learning about Milwaukee's history. Your tour guide will escort the group along the route, giving tips on photography composition and historical background on the sights along the way. Each attendee will receive a map highlighting some of our favorite photo opportunities on the route, along with recommended tips and techniques. Although we don't focus on food with this tour, we do make a stop for some chocolate along the way!
Discover the stunning beauty of downtown Milwaukee with your camera in your hand! Photo opportunities include:  
- Historic Third Ward
- Milwaukee Public Market
- Scenic RiverWalk
- Picturesque Wisconsin Avenue plus the Wisconsin Avenue sculptures
- Milwaukee Art Museum and lakefront



  • WHEN: Tour operates most Saturdays at 10 am during the summer; available for private tours anytime

  • DURATION: Between 2 - 2.5 hours, depending on the pace of the group

  • PRICE: $20

  • LOCATION: This tour takes place in downtown Milwaukee. Exact meeting spot and parking suggestions will be provided upon ticket purchase.

  • ACCESSIBILITY: This tour has slightly more than 1 mile of walking.