25 free things to do this summer (with kids!)


There’s nothing quite like Milwaukee in the summertime, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy every moment of it with your kids.

Our local guides offer ideas for family-friendly fun around Milwaukee all year long, but here are 25 free things to do with the whole family:

1. Watch the airplanes take off at the Airport Observation Area (1200 block of E. Layton Ave.). (Tune into 88.5 to hear aircraft communication. You can pick up some Culver's custard down the road, sit out on the car hood and make a night of it!)

2. Feed the animals at the Urban Ecology Center every Saturday at 1:00.