- The list below includes 66 free or cheap things to do in or near Salem, Oregon, including 81 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Children's Museums, History Museums and Parks.
- From Schreiner's Iris Gardens to Minto-Brown Island Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Salem and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Albany, Keizer, Canby and Newberg.
Prestige Wine Tours Salem OR MoreLess Info
Winery offers customized tours that include tastings with the owner and access to wineries not open to the general public
91% 133 votes
116 Marion St Northeast, Salem, OR 97301 MoreLess Info
Three historic homes have been turned into a children's museum at the A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village. At Rockenfield House, children pretend to go to the grocery store, travel to China, and read storybooks, at the Gilbert House children interact with science, and at the Parrish House children learn about Gilb…
Guided tours take visitors to Bush House Museum back to 1878, the year the family mansion was constructed. Inhabited for 75 years by the family of owner Asahel Bush II, the house, located in Bush's Pasture Park, was kept largely in its original condition.
91% 69 votes
1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301 MoreLess Info
The Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill explores the wool production process, with costumed history interpreters leading tours in the historic water-powered mill, built in 1889, that stands with 8 other historical buildings on the 5-acre site.
The Gilbert House Children's Museum is composed of three historic Victorian buildings that host hands-on, interactive exhibits for children, most notably, a 52 feet high erector set tower. The museum also offers summer camps, party packages, and outreach programs.
Located in downtown Salem, the Capitol City Theater hosts a professional comedy and improvisational troupe. The group presents 90 minute improv shows with interactive performance games. The theater also offers classes and corporate programs.
92% 12 votes
1865 Bill Frey Dr NE, Salem, OR 97301 MoreLess Info
At Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, visitors can take advantage of amenities like a rock climbing wall, indoor pool, and fitness center. The aquatics facility features a three story, lighthouse themed water slide with a zero entry water playground.
The Regal Cinemas Santiam 11 is an eleven-auditorium movie theater multiplex that shows mostly newly released Hollywood films in digital video and sound. The theater features stadium-style seating throughout all auditoriums.
36% 25 votes
3500 River Road North, Keizer, OR 97303 MoreLess Info
Activities like pool and bowling (glow in the dark on select days) are what to enjoy at Town and Country Bowling Lanes. Food and drink with a full service restaurant can accommodate as well as space for groups and large parties.
Young At Art provides a wide variety of activities for children. They offer painting on canvas and a race car, a play dough station, drawing area, pre-planned crafts, beads, fabrics, sensory tubs, regular craft supplies and a sand table,