- The list below includes 69 free or cheap things to do in or near New Glarus, Wisconsin, including 58 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Walking Trails, Bowling and Mini Golf.
- From Sugar River Trail to New Glarus Woods State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in New Glarus and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Middleton, Madison and Monroe.
Spanning 24 miles, the Sugar River Trail runs along an abandoned railroad right of way through hills, meadows, woods and farmlands. The trail provides access to camping and hunting areas and can be used for hiking, biking and dog walking.
Spanning 435 acres, New Glarus State Park offers camping, picnicking, snowshoeing, and hiking. The park connects to the 24-mile Sugar River State Trail, which allows biking, snowmobiling, hiking, and hunting in certain areas.
This is an exact replica of an 1850 Swiss settlement village, where some of the buildings are original structures. There are 14 buildings filled with artifacts. Guided tours take about an hour and a half. There is a year round events calendar that includes the Harvest Festival.
Open seasonally, from May to October, Swissland Miniture Golf features 18 holes of golf with varied obstacles and a Swiss theme. The course features a live goat on the first hole, as well as a variety of refreshments.
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This small brewery uses only natural ingredients to produce their handcrafted beers. There are both self-guided and 'Hard Hat' tours available along with a tasting room and a gift shop. Tasting room samples are available for a fee. A Military ID gets you free tastings.
This is a mini-Swiss town that is open seasonally starting in the spring. They have a variety of shops that sell gourmet cheeses, chocolates, sausages, homemade ice cream, fudge wines and both domestic and European delicacies.
Located in a building that has traditionally housed a tavern since 1880, Toffler's Pub & Grill features a casual American-style menu. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the pub offers both dining room and patio seating (weather permitting).