- The list below includes 41 free or cheap things to do in or near Augusta, Maine, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Architectural Buildings, Disc Golf, Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- From Pine Tree State Arboretum to Capitol Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Augusta and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Damariscotta, Waterville, Wiscasset and Gardiner.
Characterized by a tongue-in-cheek attitude and sense of humor, the Umbrella Cover Museum is 'dedicated to the appreciation of the mundane in everyday life.' It features a collection of 730 umbrella covers, the largest such collection in the world.
Maine Beer Company is a family-owned brewery located in Freeport. They make a range of beers, and their tasting room showcases their product as well as food from local vendors, and they pride themselves on ecological consciousness.
Visitors can learn about the life and the works of artist and inventor Rufus Porter at the Rufus Porter Museum. This museum contains the largest selection of Porter miniatures and the only known image of Rufus Porter.
Vinalhaven Historical Society is a history museum that maintains a collection of artifacts and memorabilia. Their focus is island history, tradition, and culture, and they feature an exhibit that centers on the turn-of-the-century granite industry.