- The list below includes 2 free or cheap things to do in or near Lexington, Nebraska, including 18 different types of inexpensive activities like Military Museums, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Specialty Museums.
- From Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles to Sod House Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lexington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Gothenburg.
The Sod House Museum explores pioneer history from 1893 – 1920 through tours, educational programs and special events. The main exhibit includes Oklahoma's only sod house, along with artifacts and exhibits illustrating the daily life of a pioneer.
An original Pony Express station now located in a park, the Pony Express Station Gothenburg is an historic landmark now dedicated to preserving the history of the Pony Express. The park also offers a rest stop or picnic locale for travellers.
The Trails & Rails Museum exhibits 19th Century buildings that have been restored and moved to the museum site. Exhibits at the museum include a steam locomotive, a railway caboose, and cover the economic history of Kearney.