Going on Faith

JUN-JUL 2016

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going on faith [ june | july 2016 ] 32 H I S T O R I C M I LW A U K E E T O U R S MILWAUKEE Many people know Milwaukee for its ties to brewing, but this Wisconsin city features so much more. Historic Milwaukee Tours was started as a way to educate people about the history and culture of Milwaukee and share with them the many stories found throughout its past. Historic Milwaukee offers a wide variety of tours to cover a spectrum of subjects. For those interested in architecture and Milwaukee's most prominent citizens, the North Point Mansion tour is a favorite, since it covers the city's Upper East Side and the Frederick C. Bogk House, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Another popular tour is the Brady Street tour. Christianna Niemiec, program director for Historic Milwaukee Inc., described it as "a really fun tour, because it's not necessarily as glamorous as the other buildings, but it's a true Milwaukee neighborhood." Brady Street was home to many of the city's early immigrants, who left their mark on the area with the many ethnic delis and bakeries, and later was the center of the '60s and '70s counterculture in Milwaukee. Although most of the tours are offered during the summer season, the winter tour, called Skywaukee, makes use of the city's skywalks to keep participants indoors and out of the cold weather. Historic Milwaukee also works with groups to schedule private tours. W W W . H I S T O R I C M I L W A U K E E . O R G T W I N C I T I E S F O O D T O U R S MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA "The local food scene in the Twin Cities area is really burgeoning; it's growing by leaps and bounds," said Rebekah Leonhart, co-owner of Twin Cities Food Tours. To share this hidden gem, Leonhart and her business partner, Julie Gann, started offering food tours for groups to experience the emergent food culture in Minneapolis and get a taste for the stories and sights the Twin Cities have to offer. On the tour, groups are able to experience a wide variety of ethnic fare and local favorites that feature sustainable food in the heart of the city. The tour features six core restaurants, with other restaurants added, depending on the day. Highlights include Kramarczuk's, the official bratwurst and Polish sausage provider for the Twins, as well as a Greek restaurant called the Gardens of Salonica, a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Starting this summer, Twin Cities Food Tours will also be offering food tours of St. Paul to explore the unique eateries of the Cathedral Hill neighborhood, "an avenue that is filling up with a lot of different food options," according to Leonhart. Those with dietary concerns shouldn't worry: The tour is easily adapted, and accommodations can be made in advance to avoid any particular food allergies or dietary restrictions so that everyone is able to enjoy the full, delicious experience. Twin Cities Food Tours will also work with groups that want a private tour to craft custom experiences. The standard tour features a core collection of restaurants, but Twin Cities Food Tours has an array of partners, which allows them to cater to a variety of tastes. W W W . T W I N C I T I E S F O O D T O U R S . C O M Courtesy Historic Milwaukee Inc. Courtesy Twin City Food Tours Milwaukee's historic Mil Mil Mil wau wau kee kee 's 's his his is tor to ic ic Milwaukee's historic T W Third Ward Thi hi rd r War War d Third Ward Twin City Food Tours KENTUCKY OHIO INDIANA Cincinnati Indianapolis Louisville Lexington 1 South of I-74 & west of I-275, 20 minutes west of Cincinnati Afer a day at nearby Creation Museum, it's the perfect time for a Twilight Tour. Venture down the Ohio River Scenic Byway to tour and dine in historic Aurora, Indiana's landmark estates – Hillforest Victorian House Museum and Veraestau Historic Site. Tour SOUTHEAST INDIANA www.TOURSoutheastIndiana.com 800-322-8198 Progressive Mansions Dinner INDIANA nap olis I n d ia n Twilight Tour Guides in costume, Hillforest Delicious desserts, Veraestau

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