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Posted on: September 11, 2019


Kids on trail near tower at 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

202 Calumet Street, Brillion
(920) 756-2141 (call for tours)
Located at the original Ariens manufacturing facility, this museum showcases the history of the Ariens Company.  Free tours are offered by appointment.

Braun’s Deer Run Golf Course & Restaurant

912 Fairway Drive, Brillion
(920) 875-0544
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 8am-10pm.

Brillion History House and Museum

110 N. Francis Street, Brillion

(920)756-2558 (call for tours),

Free tours are offered by appointment.  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 1-4pm, June through September or by appointment.

Gravity Park USA

W2571 Hickory Hills Road, Chilton


Enjoy free spectator admission in the clubhouse area during weekly competitive motocross and ATV races.  Open April thru October.

Wanick Choute Park Splash Pad

W4690 Castle Drive, Sherwood


A state-of-the-art splash pad open Memorial Day through Labor Day that is free to use. 


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?  Please see our ‘Events Calendar’ in this guide or our ‘Events’ page at for our most up-to-date list.        

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.  See pages _____ for more information. 

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