- 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.
Home to a restored carousel, Brass Ring features hand-carved and ornately decorated animals like tigers, peacocks, deer, beavers, and more. The carousel features over 60 animal structures that are adopted by members of the community.
Red Hills Lake is a private managed 4-acre lake that is stocked with Kamloop trout, steelhead and rainbow trout. They are open year round by reservation for fly fishermen and six fishermen are allowed on the lake at a time.
The Childers' Raspberry Farm is a family-run u-pick raspberry farm offering seasonal picking of three varieties of raspberries: Meekers, Cascade Delights and Saanich. Raspberry recipes and tour of a raspberry picking machine are available upon request.
Owned and operated by the Oregon State University, Peavy Arboretum is a local horticultural destination containing a large variety of plant species coupled with historic Native American sites, the Oregon State Forest Nursery and more.
The Takena Landing Park features a 3.5 mile trail that is suitable for both hiking and mountain biking. Although the location's brushes are tall, runners and bikers who visit the site can stay cool during the summer months.
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The starting point for Equestrian Wine Tours, Jake Price Stables/Grand Oaks Farm offers a scenic and idyllic setting for a Tennessee Walking Horse or carriage ride through the countryside. Custom tours are available.