- 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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Fun center caters to adults with climbing walls, laser tag, and a full bar with local cocktails and craft beers
Located in Zion, Illinois, the Illinois Beach State Park features camping, hiking, kayaking, cycling and boating. The park stretches for approximately 6.5 miles along Lake Michigan. The campground features 241 Class-A premium sites, each with electrical and shower access.
Hikers, picnickers, bikers, horseback riders, swimmers, deer hunters, cross country skiers, and snowshoers can find facilities at Kohler-Andrae State Park. In addition, anglers can fish in a stocked pond, and the park is home to the Sanderling Nature Center.
From milk shakes to soft serve, Shirl's Drive-In & Lighthouse Miniature Golf offers visitors a variety of frozen treats to enjoy. The golf course is landscaped with rocks and plants, and features a lighthouse structure in the center.
A spacious field, Ben Diamond Park provides for an array of outdoor activities including tennis, basketball and a playground for younger kids to enjoy. There is also a special, designated area for picnics, grilling and large gatherings.