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.
Reflection: Driftless Area Artists Exhibit
June 19 - August 14
The themed exhibit titled Reflection by the Driftless Area Artists (DAA) present this most unique group show. The artists from this group have each created...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A casual dining restaurant during the day and a little finer dining offered in the evening.
Pancho and Lefty's Outlaw Grill
Tex-Mex influence - but menu includes a variety of items - homemade sweet potato fries, Cobb salads, hearty burgers, hand-rolled burritos, wood-fired smoked...