- The list below includes 37 free or cheap things to do in or near Monroe, Wisconsin, including 62 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Other Entertainment and Breweries.
- From Green County Welcome Center to Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Monroe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Freeport, New Glarus and Beloit.
At the Green County Welcome Center, visitors can check out the National Historic Cheesemaking Museum and the Milk House Gift Shop. While there, guests can learn all about the cheese making process of the local community.
This is Wisconsin's oldest cheese store opening in 1931. It is an old world environment tavern and cheese store. The tavern serves locally brewed beers and the cheese store sells specialty and imported cheeses. They also have a yearly events calendar.
The breweries short tour includes a four pack of beers and a soda at the end of the tour. There's a bar for a break at the tour's end until the next tour arrives. This brewery also has a distillery next door that can be visited. Discounted purchases are available.
A 16-lane bowling center, Leisure Lanes Inc offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring, bumpers and a pro shop. The center provides a bar and grill, high-definition televisions, synthetic lanes, live entertainment and private event hosting.
Inspired by Southern Wisconsin Swiss heritage, Turner Hall of Monroe offers a 6 lane bowling alley and restaurant serving traditional food. On Sundays, the hall features a dance event where visitors can dance to polka music.
With a 40,300 square foot facility for recreational activities, YMCA of Green County offers an indoor basketball court, pool, gym, and more. A variety of youth sport teams are hosted at this YMCA, from swim teams to tag football.