- The list below includes 60 free or cheap things to do in or near Albany, Oregon, including 61 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Bars.
- From Monteith Park to Takena Landing Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Albany and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Corvallis, Salem, Keizer and Welches.
A restful and peaceful park by day and a throbbing and music-filled concert park by night—that is how to describe Monteith Park. It is centrally located in Albany and is a perfect spot for a picnic while at night the city hosts free concerts here.
The Takena Landing Park features a 3.5 mile trail that is suitable for both hiking and mountain biking. Although the location's brushes are tall, runners and bikers who visit the site can stay cool during the summer months.
Rather than a simple park, the Talking Water Gardens is actually an engineered treatment wetland to help with water reclamation in the surrounding area. The gardens are still open to the public and offer multiple walking trails and natural attractions.
With fresh local produce, the 4 Seasons Farmers Market offers both seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other produce. Specialty goods available include candies, frozen meats, dried goods, and gluten free baking ingredients and crackers.
Initiated in 2004, the Historic Carousel and Museum is one-step closer to creating a world classe carousel complex in the downtown area of Albany. Once done, the carousel will hold at least 52 hand carved and hand painted animal menagerie.