Menomonee Falls has many unique features that make it an attractive spot for tourists. Beginning with the lovely waterfall that gives the Village its name, visitors can hike, bike or stroll the “Bug Line” Recreation Trail and the Riverfront Trail – 12 miles of winding, marked pathways.
The Falls is known for its beautiful parks. Sixteen developed Village parks encompass more than 250 acres and are equipped with play areas, walking paths and trails, baseball and softball diamonds, soccer and football fields, picnic areas, volleyball and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a band shell and winter ice skating rinks. Located on the west side of the Village you will find Menomonee Park, a gem of the Waukesha County Park System. With more than 400 acres this park boasts campsites, nature trails and an archery range. It also offers fishing, sandy beaches and swimming in a quarry. In winter, it offers a sledding hill, ice-skating and trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Nearby Kettle Moraine State Forest contains some 17,000 acres carved into natural wonders by retreating glaciers. At Kettle Moraine, visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming and hiking along marked nature trails. Lake Michigan, a 30-minute drive from Menomonee Falls, is also a source of pleasure for boating, sailing, swimming and fishing for large game fish.
For those longing for the greens, Menomonee Falls has several excellent public golf courses sure to challenge the best golfers. The scenic Fox River meanders through Wanaki Golf Course in Menomonee Falls where it creates water hazards at seven of the 18 holes and adds beauty to the course. Other public courses are available at Silver Spring Golf & Banquet Center, Riversbend, Arrowhead Springs Golf Club, Kettle Hills, Dretzka Park and Blackstone Creek. North Hills Country Club, located at the east entrance of the Village, is regarded as one of the state’s finest courses. North Hills is an 18-hole private club and host to the Lombardi Classic.
Also unique to The Falls is the Old Falls Village Historical Park and Museum, nestled on the grounds of a beautiful 17-acre park. The museum invites visitors to step back in time and glimpse life as it was during the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Featuring a variety of historic homes and buildings, this living history museum includes a log home, a schoolhouse, a barn, a railroad depot, a log cabin and a dairy. The centerpiece of Old Falls Village is the 1858 Miller-Davidson House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each of the buildings also features antiques and artifacts from the settlement era. Open May through September; costumed guides make history come alive through special events including the popular Ice Cream Festival, Quilt Show, Civil War Encampment, the Old Haunted Village and Silver Tea.
Other community events include Falls Fest, A Community Affair, Cheery Cherry Fair, Falls Harvest Fair, Jingle Bells Craft Fair, Pet Fair and an Independence Day Celebration. These are just a few of the annual festivals enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.