- The list below includes 12 free or cheap things to do in or near Salem, Missouri, including 25 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Farms & Ranches, Canoeing and Military Museums.
- From Montauk State Park to Current River State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Salem and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Rolla and St. James.
Named for the state's fifth largest spring, Maramec Spring Park features 200 acres of public use space suitable for camping, fishing, picnics and wildlife viewing. The park provides playgrounds, two museums, a trout hatchery and hiking trails.
The 1,860 acres of Meramac Park contains 200 acres set aside for public use, including camping facilities, picnicking facilities, a fish feeding area, a fishing area, and a playground. The park contains the fifth largest natural spring in the state.
The Public House Brewing Company in Rolla, Missouri offers a variety of interesting on-tap beers. Patrons visit the brew house to imbibe in such specialties as Rod's Cream Ale, Hide and Seek Heteweizen and Revelations Stout.
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1500 W Springfield Street, St. James, MO 65559 MoreLess Info
The St James Recreational Center is a family friendly facility that features two pool tables, a foosball table, two air hockey tables, a ping-pong table, and a concessions stand. The facility also has a full basketball court.