- 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.
The first provisional government was formed on May 2, 1843, on the site that is now known as the Champoeg State Heritage Park. Visitors to the park can also tour the 1863 Butteville Store, the oldest continually operating business in Oregon, camp, picnic and fish.
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Spend a day in the woods by visiting the educational and breathtakingly beautiful Magness Memorial Tree Farm. The farm features various natural areas that allow visitors to compare forest management techniques, a picnic shelter, hiking trails, fields and a rustic cabins for overnight youth campers.
Sitting on 52-acres of land, the Rosse Posse Elk River Ranch is an elk ranch that includes a small petting zoo that has pygmy goats, miniature donkeys, and Wallaby. The ranch also provides tours of the area.
To have fun and run off excess energy, Wildcat Park features a playground, hopscotch squares, concrete climbing boulders, and a rope/net climbing structure. The equipment is ADA accessible and the concrete wall offers plenty of seating space.
While the focus of the Out in the Garden Nursery is on selling plants, there are also several on-site gardens that can be viewed by the public. The gardens can even be rented for private events and special occasions as well.