- The list below includes 154 free or cheap things to do in or near Hastings, Minnesota, including 91 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Parks, Waterfalls and Movie Theaters.
- From Afton State Park to Vermillion Falls, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hastings and in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Paul, Burnsville, Red Wing and Stillwater.
Afton State Park in Minnesota was established to preserve its unique natural features. It offers hiking, biking, camping, and swimming. The park's visitor center shows interpretative displays suitable for the whole family.
Carpenter Nature Center provides opportunities for patrons to explore the outdoors. The center has property on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of St. Croix River and offers hiking trails, exhibits with live animals and wildlife throughout the restored prairie.
Whistling Well Farm grows over 20 of the regions varieties of apples. Patrons may choose washed and graded apples from the farm market or pick their own and the Farm store is stocked with apple cider, pumpkins,
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10191 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN 55033 MoreLess Info
Located along the St. Croix River, St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park sits on 579 acres and can be used for fishing, boating, tennis, basketball and camping. The park provides a children's playground, picnic areas and hiking trails.
With an urban waterfall of 35 feet, Vermillion Falls Park offers scenic views of the falls as well as many recreation opportunities. The park includes a paved walking, jogging, and biking trail as well as non-paved trails to the gorge.
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12805 St. Croix Trail, Hastings, MN 55003 MoreLess Info
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center provides the opportunity to explore the outdoors. Hiking is done throughout tall pines, restored prairies and wooded ravines. Carpenter St. Croix Valley has live animals on display and also features a raptor mews.
The LeDuc Historic Estate features a Gothic Revival mansion, outbuildings , and historic grounds. Built in 1865, the house is on the National Register of Historic Places. The estate hosts special events and is open for guided tours.