This route explores the Milwaukee neighborhood of Riverwest via stories about ghosts. Journalist Tea Krulos was working on a book that examines the lives of paranormal investigators, titled Monster Hunters, and was curious about what ghost stories he might find in his own backyard. After putting out a call for stories, he found himself visiting his neighbors to put together a story for a community newspaper, the Riverwest Currents.
This walk gives you a chance to hear these stories and take a look around this artistic and eclectic neighborhood.
Take I-94 to I-43. Take exit 74 toward Locust Street. Follow Locust Street to Humboldt Boulevard and take a left. Colectivo Coffee, the starting point, is about a block away, at 2999 N. Humboldt Blvd.
Places to stop along the way:
Colectivo Coffee, Riverwest Public House, Dino's Tavern, Linneman's Riverwest Inn, Cafe Corazon, Fuel Cafe, Riverwest Film and Video, Cafe Centro, Company Brewing, High Dive.
Best time of day:
Keep an eye out and do this route during the day. This neighborhood does experience some crime, such as muggings, car break-ins, and robbery.