Monroe is all about cheese. The art and business of making cheese has kept the city thriving for more than 100 years. Local cheese factories welcome visitors with samples and retail sales. You can pair your favorite cheeses with a local brew; the town’s Minhas Craft Brewery, founded in 1845, is the oldest continually operated brewery in the Midwest producing the smooth lagers, ales and bock beers of the Berghoff label.
Downtown, the Green County Courthouse, an imposing Romanesque-style building dating from 1891 with a 120-foot clock tower, anchors Monroe’s town square. Round out your tour with visits to Turner Hall, the Historic Cheesemaking Center, and the Monroe Arts Center.
Monroe is also a trailhead for the 47-mile Cheese Country Trail, popular with ATVers and motorcyclists. Bicyclists prefer the Badger State Trail, a 33-mile railbed conversion highlighted by the 120-year-old Stewart Tunnel between Monticello and Belleville.
"Abstract Works" by Lester Schwartz
June 03 - August 05
Lester O. Schwartz was born on June 29, 1912 after his parents immigrated to America in the early 1900s. He grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where he found his...
June 16 - September 09
Featuring the work of artists Kate Bausch and Steven Agard (painting and photography).
July 01 - August 19
Exhibit by Barbara Westfall - showcasing art that weaves the connections between people and the environment.
Ludlow Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Standing proud and stately through six major wars, and as many panics and depressions, the Ludlow Mansion on Monroe's Northwest side is a renewed destination...
Victorian Garden Bed & Breakfast
Circa 1890 home, built by one of the first cheesemakers in the area. Wrap-around porches, parlors, antique furnishings. Perfect for a restful retreat, a...
AmericInn Motel & Suites of Monroe
When staying at the AmericInn of Monroe, Wisconsin, for business or pleasure, you can expect the very best: the best quality, the best service and definitely...
Ratskeller at Turner Hall
Authentic Old World charm in a Swiss Emmentaler style chalet building. Dining in the Ratskeller, dances, performances, and events upstairs in the Grand Hall.
Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern
Baumgartner's offers cheese sandwiches and hearty chili partnered with locally brewed beers. Since 1931, among the ways locals in Monroe have been enjoying...