Milwaukee Area Freebies for Dad on Father’s Day

June 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Entertainment, Golf, Recreation 


Father’s Day is Sunday, and there are plenty of things to do with dad around town for free.

  • The Milwaukee County Zoo has free admission for dad from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.  Scheduled is a craft activity for kids to make their dad something special. 
  • The Milwaukee Public Museum is offering free admission for dad from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
  • Discovery World Museum is offering free admission for dad from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
  • The Betty Brinn Children’s Mueseum has free admission for dad from 12:00 noon. until 5:00 P.M.  There are craft activities scheduled for kids to make their dad a card and a special coupon book. 
  • Several Milwaukee County Parks golf courses are offering a free round golf for dad after 1:00 P.M. and with the purchase of a second round.  Participating courses are:  Brown Deer Park, Currie Park, Dretzka Park, Grant Park, Greenfield Park, Lincoln Park, Oakwood Park, and Whitnall Park.
  • Polish Fest (which is American’s largest Polish festival, by the way) will be offering free admission to dads from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.  In addition, kids under the age of 15 are free when accompanied by an adult.
  • Wings Over Waukesha is taking place this weekend, and admission is free for everyone.  The historic military aircraft event runs between 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. from June 19th through June 21st. 

If there are more deals that we might have missed, please leave a comment and let us know!

Father’s Day at Arlington Park

June 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Sports 

flickr-boboroshiThinking of a unique gift for dad on Sunday? Consider taking a short road trip down to Arlington Heights, Illinois to play the ponies. Besides live horse racing, there are activities for the whole family to enjoy: pony rides, petting zoo for the kids, the last day of the Prairie State Art Fair, and a live Jersey Boys performance.  Gates open at 11:15am. First post is at 1pm.

Also, if you do check out Arlington, be sure to enter the American Airlines Summer Sweepstakes. According to the Arlington Park website:

Join us at Arlington Park all summer long and enter to win two (2) round trip airline tickets courtesy of American Airlines!  Simply fill out the entry form attached to your program by the end of the third (3rd) race on the day of the contest and listen after the fifth (5th) to see if you are among the finalists! The finalists will all be given a horse to represent them in the seventh (7th) race, the contestant with the winning horse wins!

Admission is $10 on Father’s Day but you can save 30% by purchasing advance tickets online.  Tickets must be purchased by 10am on Sunday, June 21st.  To order your tickets or to read more about Father’s Day at Arlington Park, click here.

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