- The list below includes 228 free or cheap things to do in or near Dearborn, Michigan, including 80 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Movie Theaters, Factory Tours and Hiking Trails.
- From Rouge River Greenway Trail to Henry Ford Estate, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dearborn and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Canton, Westland, Sterling Heights and Detroit.
The historic Howell Depot Museum is built around the original railroad depot that was established in 1886. The museum itself houses numerous artifacts from the late 1800s and a train caboose from 1888 which is included in standard tours.
The Jiffy Mix Company is a packaging plant that offers informational walkthrough visits. The guided tours consist of an educational video presentation, refreshments including a product sample and a stop at the gift shop.
Home to two ice surfaces, Arctic Coliseum is an 85,000 square foot center that is used for professional and public recreation. The center offers open skating to adults and children, as well as open figure skating and youth hockey leagues.
Free admission is granted between Wednesday through Monday for Simulcasting events of horse races around the word at Raceway Park. In addition to signature race events during the season, the venue features dining options and live music concerts.
Set on five acres of gardens and surrounded by farmland, Hunters Creek offers a rustic setting for outdoor or barn events. The venue accommodates weddings/receptions, reunions, corporate events, and private parties of most varieties and sizes.
Family-friendly entertainment and amusement is provided at Castaway Play that offers a large indoor play structure, bounce houses, an extensive laser tag arena, arcade, and on-site cafe. The entertainment complex also has party packages for birthdays.
The James Conner Gallery is a gallery that features works of art from the American artist James Conner. The gallery is known for staging colorful montages depicting cities and universities throughout the United States of America.