- The list below includes 184 free or cheap things to do in or near Minnetonka, Minnesota, including 87 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Family Fun Center, Beaches and Parks.
- From Three Rivers Park District to Lake Minnetonka LTR Regional Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Minnetonka and in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Paul, Minneapolis, Burnsville and Shakopee.
The Three Rivers Park District is a recreational district that supports activities including archery, geocaching, biking, boating, camping, fishing, and picnicking. The district also has a couple of playgrounds and a swimming pool.
Part of the Three Rivers Park District, Lake Minnetonka LTR Regional Trail offers both paved/unpaved paths for the bicyclists, hiker, jogger or casual walker to enjoy. With extended hours, it connects easily to other parks and trails.
Big Thrill Factory is a family entertainment center and arcade. Visitors will find an 18-hole miniature golf course, bowling, a laser tag arena, bumper cars, climbing walls, arcade games, and an in-house pizzeria.
With four indoor courts, Minnetonka Tennis Club provides its members with a pro shop and certified instructors to help improve their game. The locker room has a sauna, and there is a loft observation area with a complete kitchen.
Featuring terrain including grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, Bryant Lake Regional Park is home to wildlife like deer and waterfowl. It offers hiking trails, picnic and play areas, a disc golf course and lake access for swimming, fishing and boating
Offering 13 paved miles, the Dakota Rail Regional Trail follows the route of the former Dakota Rail Corridor. Visitors can hike, bike, and walk their dogs along the trail which offers panoramic views of Lake Minnetonka.