- The list below includes 116 free or cheap things to do in or near Grafton, Illinois, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like Ziplines, Pubs, Visitor Centers and Horseback Riding.
- From Grafton Visitor's Center to Grafton Zipline Adventures, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Grafton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Florissant, St. Charles, St. Peters and Alton.
Located along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, the Grafton Visitor's Center is a location offering many services to visitors of the town. Those at the visitor's center also commonly observe the American Bald Eagle from its viewing windows.
The longest zip line at the company, Grafton Zipline, is called the 'Soaring Eagle' and measures around two thousand feet in length. The minimum weight to be able to participate is 45 pounds and the maximum is 250 pounds.
Opened in 1972, Ridge Valley Riding Stables is an equestrian center offering a number of services for horses and their riders. Horse boarding, riding lessons, trail rides, and 'pony parties' are among the services available to visitors.
Established in 1867, Sioux Passage Park has multiple horseback riding trails, fishing in the Missouri River, and an area for winter outdoor sports like snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Five camping sites for primitive camping are also on the park grounds.