- The list below includes 47 free or cheap things to do in or near Augusta, Michigan, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Forests, National & State Parks and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From Fort Custer Recreation Area to Kellogg Forest, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Augusta and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Portage.
Located on an abandoned agricultural site, W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest is situated on 716 acres used for research on tree planting, breeding and genetics. The forest can be used for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and picnics.
The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is a 180 acre wildlife center dedicated to conserving a habitat for migratory and resident birds. Attractions include walking trails, wildlife watching, and several educational programs.
A movie theater featuring seven auditoriums, West Columbia 7 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers rocking seats, stadium seating, a party room and a concession area with food and drinks.
Visitors can enjoy a center for nature, culture, and arts at the Leila Arboretum Society. The arboretum spans 85 acres and features 2500 marked trees and plants, several gardens and walkways, and pieces of public art.
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Located within the larger arboretum site, the Leila Arboretum Children's Garden is spread over one acre and allows children to explore the world of plants. Hands-on activities give children the opportunity to explore flowers, vegetables, and other plants.
A perfect way to learn about Natural History is by visiting the Kingman Museum. It is home to a lot of permanent exhibits plus a planetarium too. It also hosts temporary exhibitions, so there's always something new to see here.