While strolling the Milwaukee Riverwalk, make a point to stop and see one of the city’s more unusual, and endearing, sights: a bronze statue of the fictional character Arthur Fonzarelli, aka “The Fonz,” from the TV show Happy Days, which was set in Milwaukee. The statue has become a popular attraction, so you can expect a line of people waiting to take photos with it on warm summer days along the river. The statue itself is surprisingly small, though actor Henry Winkler was only 5 foot 6 inches, so it’s life-size. The statue depicts the Fonz in his trademark pose, with two thumbs up, seemingly saying "Aayyyy!" to passerby.
The Bronze Fonz was the brainchild of Milwaukee tourism bureau, and the project participants raised $85,000 to make the statue a reality. It’s easy to visit the statue, as it sits just of Wells St. on the Milwaukee Riverwalk, just steps from the popular bars and restaurants along Water St.