- The list below includes 212 free or cheap things to do in or near Roseville, Minnesota, including 90 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Nature & Wildlife Areas and History Museums.
- From State Fairgrounds Minnesota to Como Lakeside Pavilion, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Roseville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Paul, Minneapolis, Burnsville and Hastings.
Home to the Minnesota State Fair, the State Fairgrounds Minnesota is a huge expanse located in Saint Paul. The Fair draws tens of thousands of visitors annually and features rides, barnyard animals, crafts, games, delicious food and other delights.
90% 60 votes
1360 North Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55103 MoreLess Info
A historical landmark, the Como Lakeside Pavilion has a cafe, banquet and meeting facilities, and paddle boat rentals available. It also has a lakeside stage that hosts concerts and plays during the summer months.
Visitors are able to view the historic Gibbs family farm house that is the basis of the Gibbs Farms Museum. The site also features a native prairie environment, a Dakota medicine garden, and pioneer crop gardens.
96% 46 votes
1021 Bandana Boulevard East #222, St. Paul, MN 55108 MoreLess Info
The Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum pays homage to railroads of the past. The museum is known for its O-Scale exhibit, which starts at the St. Anthony Falls Mining District and ends at the Minnesota Transfer Railways switching yard.
94% 210 votes
Located between Mississippi and University aves. and 10th Ave. and Oak St. SE, Minneapolis, MN MoreLess Info
The University of Minnesota offers four coordinate campuses across the state. As one of the nation’s large schools, it features 250 student exchange programs, various degrees up to a doctoral level and multiple sports teams.
The Mariucci Arena is located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. This arena has been host to numerous NCAA events and features an Olympic-sized ice sheet, LED scoreboards, 18 luxury suites and has the ability to seat 10,000 fans.
97% 39 votes
193 Pennsylvania Ave East, St. Paul, MN 55101 MoreLess Info
Formerly a steam room engine maintenance facility for the Great Northern Railway, the Jackson Street Roundhouse uses exhibits to educate visitors about the history of the railway. Highlights include a roundhouse turntable and vintage steam engines.
100% 13 votes
State Capitol Grounds, St. Paul, MN 55101 MoreLess Info
Built by James Steele Construction Company out of St. Paul, the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans' Memorial honors the state's Vietnam vets. The monument is designed to express honor and help people reflect on the lives that were lost.
The Varsity Theater is a live performing arts auditorium that hosts concerts from local as well as touring artists in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The Varsity also hosts recitals, plays, and even trade shows and special event celebrations.