- The list below includes 36 free or cheap things to do in or near Elk River, Minnesota, including 83 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Farms & Ranches and Lake.
- From Elk River Activity Center to Rivers Edge Commons Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Elk River and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Monticello, Wayzata, Andover and Maple Grove.
A venue for community events, Rivers Edge Commons Park is enhanced by lush woods surrounding the iconic Mississippi River. The park boasts paved walkways, a performance pavilion and grassy areas for picnics and leisure.
Get the complete farming experience at the Oliver H. Kelley Farm. A perfect outing for school kids and youth groups, visitors can tour both the barn and farmhouse, and possibly even lend a hand with the animals or in the garden and kitchen.
The Elk River Cinema, owned by Marcus Theatres, operates 17 state-of-the-art screens to showcase first-run films. Amenities include digital projection and sound, stadium seating, UltraScreens, and premium dining experiences like dinner and a movie.