- The list below includes 294 free or cheap things to do in or near Aurora, Oregon, including 83 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Farms & Ranches, Parks and Movie Theaters.
- From Old Aurora Colony Museum to Fir Point Farms, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Aurora and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Linn, Portland, Oregon City and Hillsboro.
An outfitter and fishing guide service, Anderson's Outdoors leads river trips and fishing trips along Oregon's interior rivers. Visitors can fish for salmon or steelhead, and the tours are suitable for veteran fishermen or for newcomers.
Mirror Lake Trail is a popular nature loop trail which provides access to the Mirror Lake and the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness area. With multiple elevation changes, the trail offers a scenic hike coupled with beautiful views of Mount Hood.
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.
Rather than a simple park, the Talking Water Gardens is actually an engineered treatment wetland to help with water reclamation in the surrounding area. The gardens are still open to the public and offer multiple walking trails and natural attractions.