Quirky Attraction: Bronze Fonz statue in Milwaukee

fonzie statue milwaukee

Bronze Fonzie Statue
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (address: 100 E. Wells St.)
When to visit: Anytime but daylight hours make for better photos
Cost: Free
Time needed to enjoy: 5-10 minutes
Website: Bronze Fonz Wikipedia (unofficial)

Now this is a cool – a life-size bronze statue of the Fonz from Happy Days! The sitcom character played by Henry Winkler has been memorialized in downtown Milwaukee, because the show was set there. Henry himself has visited the statue so it has the personal seal of approval.

The “Bronze Fonz” can be found along the Milwaukee Riverwalk on E. Wells Street. It’s oddly located right next to a cheap Chinese restaurant, so make sure to frame your photos to keep the Chinese place out and to get the river and buildings behind it instead.

The statue is painted and features Fonzie giving the double thumbs-up. It’s well-done, although, when you get close, the eyes and teeth are kinda frightening.

bronze fonz face

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  1. Hey, I used to work right down the street from there many years ago. I love Milwaukee. I get what you mean about the teeth and eyes. But, it’s a cool statue anyway and I’m glad that Henry Winkler approved!

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