- 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.
Frances Perkins Center is an informative exhibit about the life and impact of Frances Perkins, the principal architect of the New Deal. Patrons can tour the Perkins Homestead while stopping by to see the interpretive exhibit about Frances Perkins.
Tenji, Inc is a collaborative team of engineers, artists, scientists, and architects that builds aquatic systems and exhibits. The team is best known for creating a 7,500-gallon titanic-theme aquarium above a bar.
As the studio of a local watercolor artist, Jan Kilburn Watercolors offers watercolor classes to visitors wishing to learn her painting style. Most of her artwork is ocean themed, with subjects such as lighthouses, ports, and sailboats.
Opened in 1985, Wiscasset Bay Gallery is an art gallery specialized in nineteenth through twenty-first century American and European paintings. The gallery showcases several art Exhibitions with an emphasis on artists from Maine and Monhegan Island.
A traditional bowling center, Sparetime Recreation features 34 lanes for open and league bowling. The center offers video games, a pro shop, glow bowling and a concession area with a full dining menu and adult beverages.