- 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.
Lined with forests and cliffs, Oregon Coast offers visitors miles of beaches for surfing, boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities. During low tide, visitors can walk out onto the shore to explore tidal pools for small marine creatures.
Featuring reclining seats, the Sandy Cinema offers moviegoers the chance to watch first-run movies in DEP Digital Production and Dolby Surround Sound. The theater also hosts Xbox parties, during which guests can play their favorite games on a movie screen.
The feature of Canyon Drive Park that locals espouse the most is that it lies adjacent to a secluded beachfront that provides visitors with seaside relaxation during the summer. The park also offers restroom facilities and a marked trail.
The Gresham Main City Park offers plenty of activities for the kids, including a skate park and two play areas for children ranging from toddlers to pre-teens. It's a great spot for letting kids play outside.
The Gresham Pioneer Museum is a small museum focused on preserving the history of Gresham and surrounding areas. The museum maintains several exhibits such as those on the founding of Gresham, the first residents of Gresham, and the Columbia River.
For those looking for a unique movie theater experience, the Mt Hood Theatre will not disappoint. Enjoy coffee, Italian sodas, snacks, double features for the price of one, and more in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.
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Gradin Community Sports Park features 32.3 acres for outdoor sporting fun. New sports fields include soccer fields and softball fields, but visitors can also enjoy a skate park, picnic areas, and more.