- The list below includes 141 free or cheap things to do in or near Waukesha, Wisconsin, including 75 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Bike Paths and Children's Play Area.
- From Fox River Park to Minooka Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Waukesha and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Milwaukee, Cedarburg, Oconomowoc and Franklin.
Willie's Lakefront Lanes is a bowling alley that offers open bowling as well as a variety of tournaments and bowling leagues. The alley features electronic scoring and a snack bar, and hosts special events.
Nicky Boy Charters provides Salmon/Trout Charter fishing on Lake Michigan. They offer 4 large boats that are outfitted with the latest in electronics, locating gear and fishing equipment and also cleans, bags and properly ices each visitor's catch.
The historic Panther Intaglio is an outdoor museum that is known for being on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is dedicated to several Native American intaglios that existed in the area in the past.
Step back in time and experience the life of a lightkeeper and his family at the 1860 Light Station. A museum on site, and the restored quarters and light used to guide Lake Michigan traffic host maritime and local memorabilia.
This is a residential and ceremonial village that was inhabited between 900AD and 1200AD. There's a self-guided tour with informational signs as visitors explore the village. Near the picnic area, parking lot and restrooms there is a manually operated informational narration.
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1250 Lillian Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 MoreLess Info
The Fort Atkinson Aquatic Center is a family friendly facility that has amenities including a 175-foot waterslide, a whale waterslide, 2 diving boards, and sand playgrounds. The water park also has concessions.
Featuring automatic scoring and bumpers, Rock River Lanes provides bowling for both individuals and leagues. It also offers miniature golf, arcade games, pool tables and a jukebox as well as food and drink options.
Constructed with mostly volunteer labor, Possibility Playground is a playground where special needs children and other children can play side by side. The playground has a special surface allowing wheelchairs and walkers to move easily on it, along with special playground equipment.