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Posted on: January 1, 2021


Group of people snowshoeing in Ledge View Nature Center.

Calumet County on the Cheap

Let’s be honest for a second….who doesn’t like a good deal?  Well you’re in luck!  Calumet County is loaded with great deals.  Here’s a list of FREE things to do in the county.    

Ariens Company Museum

109 Calumet Street, Brillion
(920) 756-4455
Located at the original Ariens manufacturing facility, this museum showcases the history of the Ariens Company.  Open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM or by appointment.

Braun’s Deer Run Golf Course & Restaurant

912 Fairway Drive, Brillion
(920) 875-0544
Bring the family out to Deer Run Golf Course on July 10th for one of the best fireworks shows around.  Admission is free, just bring chairs or a blanket and sit on the course for the best view.  Live music as well as food and drinks are available.  When the summer golf season is over and snow has fallen, enjoy a variety of winter activities for free, weather permitting.  Activities include sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating.  Bring your own equipment.  Open daily from 8:00 AM-10:00 PM.

Brillion History House and Museum

110 N. Francis Street, Brillion
(920) 756-2558 (call for tours)
Open the second Saturday in June, July and August from 9:00 AM-Noon or by appointment.  Admission is free.  Museum exhibits include farm machinery, a fire truck, arrowheads and artifacts, woodworking and blacksmith tools and much more!  The museum is located behind the History House or “Green Hotel”, Brillion’s first hotel built in 1872.

Calumet County Historical Society Museum

N3327 Irish Road, Chilton
(920) 849-4042 (call for tours)
Learn about Calumet County’s past at this free museum.  Open to public on Sundays from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, June through September or by appointment.

Gravity Park USA

W2571 Hickory Hills Road, Chilton
(920) 849-RACE
Enjoy free spectator admission in the clubhouse area during weekly competitive motocross and ATV races.  Open April thru October.

The North Pole Christmas Village

N5207 Lemke Road, Chilton
A free magical holiday experience awaits at Northern Wisconsin's largest indoor animated walk-thru experience!  Open Thanksgiving night thru Christmas Day.  Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 5:00 PM-9:00 PM.  Closed Mondays and Christmas Eve.  

Wanick Choute Park Splash Pad

W4690 Castle Drive, Sherwood
(920) 989-1589
A state-of-the-art splash pad (open Memorial Day through Labor Day), large playground with equipment for all ages and beautiful paved trails. 


About 90% of the events held in Calumet County are free.  An event such as Airport Day, held in July, even includes free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17.  Cool right?  Events can be found on our "Events" page.

Nature Centers, Parks and Trails

Get outside and enjoy nature.  Our nature centers, parks and trails offer a wide-array of outdoor activities during all seasons.  While most parks are free to enter (except High Cliff State Park), equipment rental fees for skis, snowshoes, snow tubes etc. do apply but are very affordable.  Be on the lookout for free programs offered at the Brillion Nature Center, Calumet County Park and Ledge View Nature Center by visiting the "Events" page.

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