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Steve Kessel and Julia Griffith from Historic Milwaukee know their Milwaukee history. And when to wear comfortable walking shoes. (PHOTO: Royal Brevvaxling)

WATCH: "Skywaukee" tour offers city views from second stories

I've enjoyed checking out Downtown Milwaukee from a variety of perspectives including from the top of a building, by boat in Lake Michigan and today, from a maze of connected skyways dozens of feet off the ground.

And good news: the tour, called, aptly, "Skywaukee," is available to the public. It's hosted by Historic Milwaukee every Saturday at 1 p.m. through April 20. (There is no tour on March 9 because of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.)

Get tickets here.

The tour takes between 90 minutes and two hours, includes about one mile of walking – predominantly via glass skywalks connecting prominent Milwaukee buildings. A volunteer tour guide – today we had Steve Kessel – highlights Milwaukee history and shares relevant stories during the sky-high stroll.

"No tour is exactly the same," says Julia Griffith, Program Director of Historic Milwaukee.

The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for kids 6-11 and free for kids 5 and under and for Historic Milwaukee members.

"This tour allows you to see architectural aspects of buildings you would never see from the ground," says Griffith. "It's an impactful experience."

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