Turner Hall of Monroe
Monroe, Wisconsin

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Where Old & New Worlds Meet

December 2021 Update:
While it was hoped to have resumed the operation of the Ratskeller Restaurant by now, a shortage of qualified employees, food price surges, and continued high COVID-19 infection rates in our area have put its reopening on pause. Consequently, no set reopening date has been scheduled. However, the following parts of Turner Hall are operating as follows:

  • Family Bowling Lanes - Open for private gatherings by appointment.
  • Sunday Afternoon Dances - Resuming on a limited basis beginning July 18, 2021.
  • Banquets & Events - Accepting private event bookings, large and small.
  • Catering - Off-site catering available for events, workplaces, parties, etc.
  • Swiss Heritage Series - All public events have been cancelled for the remainder of 2021.

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Steeped in the Swiss traditions and history of south-central Wisconsin, the Turner Hall of Monroe is a non-profit 501(c)(3) center of Swiss heritage and community activities. Established in 1868, it is believed to be the only Turner Hall of Swiss origin left in the United States, and is likewise one of the oldest, continuously-running Swiss entities in this country. The building, a Swiss Emmenthal-style chalet designed by German architect Max Hanisch, is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places and is handicapped-accessible.

An authentic Old World Ratskeller Restaurant, an elegant Grand Hall with the area's largest wooden floor, and a "retro" 8-lane Family Bowling facility are all part of the Turner Hall of Monroe. Its Swiss Heritage Series features an annual line-up of programs, concerts and events that perpetuate and nurture all things Swiss.