- 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.
Families in West Bend Wisconsin visit the Paradise Theatres for family movie night. The facility, which is home to 10 theatres, charges extra for 3D entertainment. Reclining and comfortable seats are also featured at the facility.
Located in a scenic wooded hills area, the Sleeping Dragon Ranch is an equestrian center offering a number of services for horses and their owners. Trail rides, horse boarding, and riding lessons are among the services provided at the center.
Suitable for casual and league bowlers, King Pin Bowl & Ale House is a traditional bowling center with shoe rental and optional bumpers. The facility offers arcade games, pool tables, dart boards, a full-service bar and a grill.
Stone Bank Pub & Eatery is an Irish style pub and restaurant that offers a variety of food including appetizers, sandwiches, pizza and seafood. They also have 17 Import & Domestic brews on tap, and a large variety in bottles.
Surrounded by metal gates, Labyrinth Garden Earth Sculpture contains a circular path that leads visitors through patches of flowers and plants. The garden consists of different species of herbs, flowers, and grasses that change depending on the season.
Riverside Park is an eighteen hole golf course set in a scenic city park and offers a variety of distance and challenge with each hole. The lush greenery, the parks river and the courses water hazards add to the challenge.
Oconomowoc Arts Center is a venue for the performing and visual arts which includes concerts, theater, and dance. The center also hosts cabaret, film, and other visual arts events and provides a variety of lectures, classes, and workshops.
The Museum of Wisconsin Art features work of artists created in Wisconsin. The museum features a large collection of Carl von Marr works including his The Flagellants, along with works by Tom Bamberger, Robert Franz Albert von Neumann, and Truman Lowe.