- 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.
This brewery has a variety of beers that include organic gluten free, and multiple seasonal beers. For a small fee you can take one of 3 types of tours which include a souvenir pint glass and 6 oz pours of beer.
The Milwaukee Public Museum contains over 4.5 million objects in its anthropology, zoology, history, and botany exhibits, among many others. The museum also offers fun events for small children to adults, including sci-fi movie fests and alien world exhibits.
Voted many times to be one of the best movie theaters in America, the Oriental Theater is one of the only remaining movie palaces in the country. It offers gourmet concessions and each movie is introduced with their trademark pipe organ, as it has done for the past 84 years.
The Milwaukee Brewing Company is a microbrewery that offers visitors tours of their beer making operation, with samples of the various styles of beer provided. The brewery also hosts Saturday open houses that feature samples and Q & A sessions.
Showing the latest films and blockbuster hits, Oriental Theatre is a lavishly decorated building with East Indian artwork like elephants, towers, and Buddha sculptures. The theater also serves alcoholic beverages for the movie.
Koz's Mini Bowl is a unique mini-bowling alley featuring 4 mini bowling lanes, a pool table, darts, an old jukebox, and full-service bar. Mini bowling lanes feature smaller bowling balls, half-length lanes, and mini-pins. Leagues and party reservations are available.
This 45-60 minute guided tour begins with a movie that shows the history of Miller Brewing Company and it includes samples of 3 different beers. There is a gift shop and souvenir photos are available for purchase.
Home to a variety of interactive science, technology, and fresh and salt water aquariums, Discovery World, contains over 120,000 square feet of exhibit space. Visitors can learn about the Great Lakes, nuclear energy, air travel and more.