- The list below includes 78 free or cheap things to do in or near Madrid, Iowa, including 50 different types of inexpensive activities like Gardens, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Iowa Arboretum to Perfect Games, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Madrid and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Ames, West Des Moines and Urbandale.
Small and large groups, as well as private parties, are comfortably accommodated at Cardinal Lanes, which features 20 lanes and offers everything from bumper bowling to Disco bowling with music and colorful lights in the dark.
Forever memorialized in the novel, 'The Bridges of Madison County,' Roseman Bridge is one of several beautiful covered bridges in Winterset, Iowa. It is a popular photography location, especially in the full autumnal splendor of September, October and early November,
Perfect Setting the is a local art gallery specializing in displaying works from over 60 artists from the state. Paintings, glassware, ceramics, wood carvings, and textiles are among the many mediums of artwork available at the gallery.
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Greenfield, Iowa's most unusual feature is Freedom Rock, a massive chunk of granite painted to honor Iowans who have served in the Armed Forces. Its creator, artist Bubba Sorensen, re-paints the rock annually.