- The list below includes 63 free or cheap things to do in or near Appleton, Wisconsin, including 55 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Children's Museums, History Museums and Gardens.
- From Lawrence University to Appleton Memorial Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Appleton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oshkosh, De Pere, Green Bay and Neenah.
Paint Nite 2435 West Nordale Drive, Appleton, WI MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
A nationally recognized university for its liberal arts and music programs. Lawrence University has students from every state and from over 50 countries. They also put on many free shows and concerts in the auditorium.
Appleton Memorial Park is a spacious recreational area that has seasonal activities like archery, sledding, and ice skating. Grills and picnic tables are provided, all you need is the charcoal and food!
86% 29 votes
N2550 State Highway 47, Appleton, WI 54913 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view a variety of species of butterfly at the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin. The gardens also feature a 2 acre maze designed like a monarch butterfly with a variety of plants and animals.
100% 8 votes
4815 N Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI 54913 MoreLess Info
The Bubolz Gordon Nature Preserve is a nature preserve that has the mission of providing recreational and educational opportunities to encourage people to develop environmental ethics. The preserve spans a total of 775-acres of land.
96% 99 votes
Prospect and Memorial Dr., Appleton, WI MoreLess Info
The first house in the world to be lit by Edison's Hydroelectric power, the Hearthstone Historic House Museum offers an interesting look into the local history. It is only open from Thursday through Sunday.
79% 117 votes
330 East College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911 MoreLess Info
An intriguing collection of historical artifacts can be found at the History Museum at the Castle, along with different activities for all ages such as a Houdini show and paper-making classes.