- 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.
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Vineyard’s 80+ acres provide the grapes for the pinor noir and pinot gris made on site, which sippers complement wiht curated cheese
As a family apple orchard, Marquam Meadows Fruit Company organizes U-Pick events where visitors can pick their own apples from over 500 trees. The varieties grown on the farm include Idared, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Mutsu, and more.
Rather than a simple park, the Talking Water Gardens is actually an engineered treatment wetland to help with water reclamation in the surrounding area. The gardens are still open to the public and offer multiple walking trails and natural attractions.
With fresh local produce, the 4 Seasons Farmers Market offers both seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other produce. Specialty goods available include candies, frozen meats, dried goods, and gluten free baking ingredients and crackers.
A restful and peaceful park by day and a throbbing and music-filled concert park by night—that is how to describe Monteith Park. It is centrally located in Albany and is a perfect spot for a picnic while at night the city hosts free concerts here.
Initiated in 2004, the Historic Carousel and Museum is one-step closer to creating a world classe carousel complex in the downtown area of Albany. Once done, the carousel will hold at least 52 hand carved and hand painted animal menagerie.