- The list below includes 50 free or cheap things to do in or near Salem, Virginia, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Breweries and History Museums.
- From Salem Rotary Dog Park to Dixie Caverns, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Salem and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Roanoke, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Bedford.
Advantage Ranch is a serene retreat in Blacksburg that offers programs for girls, boys and adults. The programs consist of activities such as yoga, sustainability teachings, equestrian care and life coaching all in a rural setting.
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318 N. Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 MoreLess Info
With its walls filled with canvases from local artists, The Artful Lawyer, A Fine Gallery Inc. offers a variety of artwork in different mediums for visitors to view. The gallery regularly features parties where visitors can meet the artists.
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200 Garden Lane, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1984, the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech is 6 acres of gardens and landscape on the Virginia Tech campus. Water and Shade gardens are featured, as well as goldfish ponds and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion.
1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA MoreLess Info
Dating back to before the American Revolution, Smithfield Plantation invites guests for a trip back through history. The costumed staff of historical reenactors tells stories of colonial America, and the surrounding gardens are full of plants from the colonial era.
A 30-acre tract, once home to a bustling coal mining community, is now the location for Coal Mining Heritage Park. The park features open green space and the Coal Mining Loop Trail for biking, walking and jogging.
Starlite Drive in Theatre is a drive-in that encourages patrons to watch movies under the stars, whether in their cars or on blankets, mattresses and chairs that they can bring. Speakers are offered for cars if necessary.