- 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.
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14000 W. State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH MoreLess Info
The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge manages over 6,500 acres of wetlands, forest, and swamp land. Established as a habitat for waterfowl and endangered bird species, today, visitors enjoy the 10 miles of hiking trails and communing with nature.
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13551 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view a variety of birds native to the northwestern Ohio region at Black Swamp Bird Observatory. The regional bird species include geese, swans, ducks, herons, egrets, bitterns, hawks, ospreys, and eagles.
Featuring a variety of wildlife exhibits, Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center offers visitors a chance to bird-watch from its 40-ft observation tower. There are interactive displays that teach visitors about the native plants and wildlife in the region.
At the Aquatic Resource Center, visitors can view live Lake Erie fish species and learn about the research that is being conducted in order to protect the body of water's wildlife. The location's offerings included hands-on science activities.
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325 N. Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43624 MoreLess Info
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is a local information and education center housing the state's largest collection of resources. The main branch in downtown Toledo also features authentic vintage interior design comprising of murals.
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441 Catawba Avenue, Put in Bay, OH 43456 MoreLess Info
At the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, visitors can view a variety of artifacts from the Hotel Victory or watch an island history video. The site also maintains a collection of maritime and model ships.
A natural landmark, Perry's Cave is a natural limestone cave which goes as deep as 52 feet underground. 208 feet long and 165 feet wide, this cave was named after the commodore from the lake Eerie battle, and has an underground lake at the bottom.
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93 Delaware Ave., Put in Bay, OH 43456 MoreLess Info
Standing 352 feet high, the Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial was built by the end of 1915 and is the world's largest Doric column. It commemorates the battle of Lake Eerie in the War of 1812, while also celebrating the peace which followed.