- The list below includes 155 free or cheap things to do in or near Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Bowling, Playgrounds and Breweries.
- From Hart Park to Currie Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wauwatosa and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Milwaukee, Waukesha, Cedarburg and Franklin.
Once the largest habitable building in the US, Milwaukee's City Hall has an atrium over 380 feet tall. Visitors can take a self-guided tour or join an official historical tour to enjoy the ornate architecture and story behind the building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trocadero Gastro bar is a high-end restaurant that serves a myriad of dishes, including sea food and a variety of cheeses. One of the highest acclaimed dishes includes one pound of mussels on a bed of roasted tomatoes, fennel, vermouth, and caramelized onions on a pretzel baguette.
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.
The natural heart of the city, Franklin Wirth Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin is a community-tied park set in place for the fun of its visitors. This is accomplished with the variety of playgrounds, sport fields and arenas, picnic areas, trails, and more.