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.
Pots from the Garden
October 30 - December 18
An exhbit by glass artist Karin Kraemer. With works in pottery and tile that are meant to celebrate the day.
November 27 - November 28
Patterned after the traditional German Christmas markets, featuring select vendors, including Swiss artisans in scissor cutting, chip carving, and wood...
Alpine Carol Sing and Tree Lighting
Help light over 100 candles on a freshly cut evergreen tree, and enjoy informal carol singing while basking in its glow.
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...
Family owned and maintained with beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens. Cleanest rooms you will find. Extended stay apartments available. Located on the...
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...
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.
The Garden Deli
Made-to-order deli sandwiches and wraps, soups, stuffed baked potatoes, desserts, ice cream.
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...