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18 of the Best Things To Do Near Fort McCoy, WI (2022 Edition)
18 of the Best Things To Do Near Fort McCoy, WI (2022 Edition)18 of the Best Things To Do Near Fort McCoy, WI (2022 Edition)

18 of the Best Things To Do Near Fort McCoy, WI (2022 Edition)


After you settle into your new home at Fort McCoy, you’ll probably want to find some things to do in and near the base. Finding your new favorite places can take time, so we’ve made a list to help get you started. Explore these things to do on and near Fort McCoy, WI and find what works best for you and your family. Make sure to take full advantage of the Fort McCoy MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) program that offers a network of support and leisure activities and services. There’s everything from youth programs, to sports, outdoor entertainment, and travel with the Fort McCoy MWR.

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(1-3) Golfing
(4-6) Bowling
(7-9) Movies
(10-12) Outdoor Rec
(13-15) Gyms
(16-18) Museums

Suggested Read: Fort McCoy: In-Depth Welcome Center

Things To Do Near Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy Golf Course

Fort McCoy Golf Course

There are no golf courses located on post, but there are several options located nearby.


1. River Run Golf Course Sparta, WI

1210 E Montgomery St .
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 269-3022

Sparta Municipal Golf Course features fast greens and plenty of trees. The course also sports a restaurant with a large menu and excellent staff.

La Crosse

2. Fox Hollow Golf Course

N3287 County Trunk OA
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 1 (608) 786-4653

Fox Hollow consists of 120 acres of gently rolling hills and features one of only two island greens in Wisconsin. A creek runs along nine holes of the course. It also offers a bar and grill, two sand volleyball courts, and a banquet hall for events.


3. Hiawatha Golf Course

10229 Ellsworth Rd
Tomah, WI 54660
Phone: 1 (608) 372-5589

Originally constructed in 1959, Hiawatha is an 18-hole, par 72 course. In addition to the course itself, Hiawatha offers a full driving range and putting green, a full pro-shop, and a lounge with a short order grill.

Fort McCoy Bowling Alley

Fort McCoy Bowling Alley

4. Fort McCoy’s Community Center

1571 S 9th Ave.
Fort McCoy, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 388-2065

The McCoy Community Center is the place to meet up with your fellow army men after a long shift. It has a bowling center, recreational activities, sports bar, and the ITT office inside.

West Salem

5. Features Sports Bar and Grill

1425 State Hwy 16
West Salem, WI 54669
Phone: 1 (608) 786-9000

Features Sports Bar and Grill sports a diverse menu selection and also offers bowling and two sand volleyball courts and several flatscreens if you’re looking to watch a game.


6. Nordic Lanes

511 N Main St.
Westby, WI 54667
Phone: 1 (608) 634-4000

Nordic Lanes offers a great menu of American bar food to go along with its bowling. Be sure to check out the homemade pizzas and curly fries.

Fort McCoy Movie Theater

Fort McCoy Movie Theater

There is not a movie theater located on post, but there are several options located nearby.


7. The Spartan Cinema

1010 Maple Ave.
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 269-7469

The Spartan Cinema offers specials on Monday and Friday for cheap tickets and popcorn, so keep that in mind if you decide to visit.

La Crosse

8. Rivoli Theatre and Pizzeria

117 4th St N.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 1 (608) 784-7761

Initially built in 1920 as a vaudeville theater, Rivoli Theatre and Pizzeria is a throwback theater that makes guests feel like they’re going back in time. It also serves food and drinks and tickets are cheap.


9. Ho-Chunk Cinema

135 Wittig Rd.
Tomah, WI 54660
Phone: 1 (608) 374-3828

Named after one of Wisconsin’s Native American tribes, Ho-Chunk Cinema offers cheap matinee prices and a good assortment of refreshments.

Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation

Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation

9. Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation

8053 West J Street
Fort McCoy, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608)388-3517

Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation offers both equipment rentals and a variety of programs for folks to participate in, paintball, bike rides, camping, hiking and special day trips throughout the year. Outdoor Recreation is also home to a rentable RV Travel Camp and also has a rentable park and pavilion for picnics and other gatherings.

More like this: 10 of the Best Military Campgrounds & RV Parks in the United States


11. Silent Outdoors

2700 Riley Rd.
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 269-2600

Silent Outdoors is a one-stop shop for all things archery. Whether it’s a new bow, fixing a bow,
picking up accessories for your bow, or getting better at shooting your bow through practice, they have you covered. They also serve great food.

12. Sparta Butterfest

701-741 Angelo Rd.
Sparta, WI 54656

A once-a-year festival that runs for several days, Sparta Butterfest offers carnival rides, a softball tournament, arts and crafts, food vendors, and several events.

Fort McCoy Gyms

Fort McCoy Gyms

13. Rumpel Fitness Center

1121 South S Street
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 388-2290

Conveniently located on post, Rumpel Fitness Center offers all of the traditional fitness equipment you could ask for, but it has other amenities as well. There is a pool, sauna steam room, fitness classes, basketball and volleyball courts, and more.

S Tomah

14. Anytime Fitness

1018 Superior Ave.
S Tomah, WI 54660
Phone: 1 (608) 372-7000

Anytime Fitness has it all: tons of equipment, free classes and free tanning for members. They also offer club trips and events so members can get to know one another.


15. The Fitness Connection

510 N Superior Ave.
Tomah, WI 54660
Phone: 1 (608) 372-3883

The Fitness Connection includes introductory personal training sessions to set up a personalized workout program. The facility has cardio, free & pin select weights, full shower & locker rooms, sauna and a children’s playroom. Membership also includes free classes.

Fort McCoy Museums

Fort McCoy Museums

16. Fort McCoy History Center

Fort McCoy
900-906 Circle Dr.
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 388-2407

Explore the rich history of Fort McCoy and how this post was strategic in many battles throughout the Army’s History.

More like this: 11 Famous War Memorials That Should Be on Every Bucket List


17. Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum

200 W Main St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 269-0033

Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum as well as over 80 unique bikes on display, artifacts on loan from NASA, and a real piece of moon rock. There’s also a kid’s area with a loft, a space capsule, and astronaut costumes.

18. Monroe County Local History Museum

200 West Main St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 1 (608) 269-8680

Monroe County Local History Museum’s permanent exhibits and regularly changing displays illustrate past lives and experiences of Monroe County people, pioneer history, agriculture, military history, industry, business, and the home.


The post and the surrounding area may be small, but it has many things to do on and near Fort McCoy, WI to keep you and your family busy. Explore your options, and don’t be afraid to try out new things. Ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations, especially when it comes to local attractions and outdoor parks and events. This list is just a taste of the offerings on and near the base. We hope it gives you a place to start as you explore the area.

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