- The list below includes 17 free or cheap things to do in or near Austin, Minnesota, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Walking Trails, Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- From J.C. Hormel Nature Center to Spam Museum & Visitor Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Austin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Albert Lea.
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60% 10 votes
2248 40th Street Southwest, Rochester, MN MoreLess Info
A family fun center, Skyline Raceway has go-karts, mini-golf, and gemstone panning available. Large groups have the option of renting out the facility for a half or a full day.
- 1 votes
300 Allan Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060 MoreLess Info
A 10-screen movie theater, Northwoods Cinema 10 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers 3D movies, stadium seating, a birthday party room, auditorium rentals and a snack bar with food and drinks.
83% 100 votes
3720 Mayowood Road S.W., Rochester, MN 55902 MoreLess Info
Functioning as a museum dedicated to the famous family of doctors, the Mayowood Mansion can also be rented for special events such as weddings. It is surrounded by gardens.
97% 34 votes
540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN MoreLess Info
This Museum remembers the children who were sent to the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children between1886 and 1945. The museum offers a tour through buildings and grounds as they existed during the orphanage era. The tour leads to the Children's Cemetery.
92% 12 votes
Owatonna, MN MoreLess Info
A city park that spans 225 acres, Kaplan's Woods Parkway offers a number of amenities: hiking and biking trails, a large picnic shelter with a grill, a beach with sand volleyball, and a boat launch.
100% 6 votes
435 Garden View Lane, Owatonna, MN MoreLess Info
Offering art classes to the local community, Owatonna Arts Center provides visitors with an opportunity to develop skills in painting, sculpture, and more. It also has a gallery that rotates a variety of artists monthly.
89% 19 votes
Mineral Springs Parkway, Owatonna, MN MoreLess Info
Featuring a statue of Princess Owatonna, Mineral Springs Park is home to a mineral water spring and a waterfall. The park includes picnic areas, walking trails, horseshoe and sand volleyball courts as well as a playground.
83% 12 votes
4340 Maine Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 MoreLess Info
Part of the Wehrenberg theater chain, Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinemas is a 14-theater movie multiplex that shows first-run movies. The theaters feature digital video and sound as well as stadium seating.
98% 50 votes
2.5 miles up Country Road 3, Rochester, MN MoreLess Info
The Douglas Trail is 12 ½ miles-long. Hiking, biking and horseback riding can be done during the summer, while in the winter skiing and snowmobiling is permitted.
70% 20 votes
1195 West Circle Drive S.W., Rochester, MN 55902 MoreLess Info
The History Center of Olmsted County has on its site the Mayowood Mansion and Gardens, a museum and several other historic sites.