- The list below includes 68 free or cheap things to do in or near Chelsea, Michigan, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Bowling, Children's Play Area and History Museums.
- From Pierce Park to Jiffy Mix Company, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Chelsea and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ann Arbor, Jackson, Howell and South Lyon.
Consisting of both indoor and outdoor gardens, Matthaei Botanical Gardens grows a wide range of plants for tropical and desert environments. It also has an interactive children's garden with toys and a waterfall.
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1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 MoreLess Info
Visitors at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum can view flowers, gardens, restored landscapes, and a sustainable farm. The conservatory is the largest free-span conservatory in the world, and is divided into temperate, tropic, arid, and bonsai sections.
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3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843 MoreLess Info
Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University celebrates the international renown of one of Michigan's native artists. Visitors can view exhibits and artwork displays in different galleries, one of which highlights works by other Michigan artists.
Starting in Michigan Theatre and ending in the prison, Jackson Historic Prison Tours teaches sightseers the history of the cell block while guiding them through the jails and tunnels. Lunch at a local restaurant is included with the tour.
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9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178 MoreLess Info
Salem-South Lyon District Library has a wide selection of books, audiobooks, music CDs, video games, periodicals and movies available for the public. They also have 48 computers with high-speed internet and Microsoft Office.
Open since 1946, Howell Bowl-E-Drome Lanes is a 20-lane bowling center that offers open and league bowling as well as party hosting. It provides arcade games, a full bar, a pro shop and a restaurant with food and drinks.
The latest renovation of Howell Theater has preserved the institution's 87 year historic past. Cinemaphiles will appreciate viewing digital screenings in surround sound of independent and classic films or seeing live entertainment for community events.