- The list below includes 156 free or cheap things to do in or near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Breweries, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Neighborhoods.
- From Kettle Moraine State Forest to Marquette University, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Milwaukee and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Racine, Waukesha, Cedarburg and Franklin.
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W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53190 MoreLess Info
Situated on more than 22,000 acres of glacier created hills, valleys, lakes and woodlands, Kettle Moraine State Forest, has amenities and activities for outdoor lovers of all ages. Abundant camp sites, hiking and biking trails, fishing, and swimming, plan your trip today.
Marquette University offers a campus and education rich in spiritual development. The Christian-based school also features the oldest building in the US, the Joan of Arc Chapel, that was built in France in the 1300s and brought to America later.
This historic site is the home of the 'The Great Third Ward Fire' in 1982. There are many shopping opportunities and art galleries as well a the River Walk. There is a free shuttle to take to the many art galleries, restaurants, unique stores, office buildings, etc.
A historic neighborhood with homes dating back to 1850, Concordia is full of mansions and regal estates built by the rich families of the Victorian Era. Tours are offered to guide visitors through the neighborhood and historically furnished homes.
Pabst Mansion was completed in 1892 by the Pabst Beer Baron and is now a historical site that houses 3 galleries of artwork, a historical, an event, and a museum gallery full of decorative and fine arts and archives. Group tours, lecture and event rentals are available.
Located in the Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee Public Market, has been a gathering place where visitors can enjoy a variety of artisan and ethnic products. Open since 2005, visit the independent merchants who delight with freshly prepared foods and drink.
Built in 1882, Turner Hall is a multi-use facility constructed of distinctive cream city brick. Four stories tall, the building includes a gymnasium, meeting rooms, elegant ballroom and amenities for your next corporate event.
With over 20,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the largest connoisseurs of famous art in the country. See pieces from famous artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O'Keeffe.