- 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.
With over 20,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the largest connoisseurs of famous art in the country. See pieces from famous artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
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This old world brewery offers tours throughout the brewery that include the lager cellar and the bottling room with Bavarian murals that line the walls. Both beer and soda are offered on drought. A gift shop and banquet rentals are available.
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.
A historic neighborhood with homes dating back to 1850, Concordia is full of mansions and regal estates built by the rich families of the Victorian Era. Tours are offered to guide visitors through the neighborhood and historically furnished homes.
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.
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.
The Big Backyard is a year round indoor playground that offers huge play equipment, riding toys, balls, playhouses, and infant toys. They also host parties for children ages 0 - 8 but welcome older children who come with their families.
Bradford Beach offers areas for sports like soccer, Frisbee, sand volleyball or visitors can just choose to lie on the beach. The beach also has a snack bar with live music on weekends, and a custard stand.