- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Spirit Lake, Iowa, including 15 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Memorial Park to Gilbert Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Spirit Lake and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arnolds Park and Okoboji.
With 1,500 feet of East Lake Okoboji shore, Memorial Park is a popular attraction among locals and visitors alike. The park features a splash pad, trails, shelters, fishing docks, grills, playground equipment, and a horseshoe court.
Mini Wakan State Park is located on the north side of Big Spirit Lake and offers a boat ramp to launch a boat and several areas to fish along the shoreline. Mini-Wakan also provides access for shoreline fishermen.
At A Piece of Work, visitors can view artwork in a variety of mediums, ranging from glass to paper collages, from local artists. The gallery was formerly occupied by the Walker Motor Company and retains its original architecture.
Located inside a converted train depot, the Dickinson County Museum celebrates and preserves the county's history and heritage. The museum features a variety of exhibits dating back to the county's founding.