- The list below includes 220 free or cheap things to do in or near St. Paul, Minnesota, including 90 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Parks, Movie Theaters and Children's Museums.
- From State Fairgrounds Minnesota to St. Croix River, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in St. Paul and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Minneapolis, Burnsville, Hastings and Stillwater.
Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction 1690 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN MoreLess Info
Ethnomusicologist who's taught for more than 14 years shows students how to master acoustic or electric guitar via their own musical taste
Home to the Minnesota State Fair, the State Fairgrounds Minnesota is a huge expanse located in Saint Paul. The Fair draws tens of thousands of visitors annually and features rides, barnyard animals, crafts, games, delicious food and other delights.
St. Croix River runs through Afton State Park, and offers wildlife viewing opportunities on foot, or by canoe or kayak. Explore the river via a boating excursion, or make stops at historical sites and apple orchards, or one of two downhill ski areas in winter.
A converted railway bed, Gateway Trail, features 18-miles of multi use trails just outside of the twin cities. Bikers, hikers, even the occasional horseback rider enjoy the paved trail and the picturesque lands it passes through.
Outdoor enthusiasts love visiting Fort Snelling State Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The park features great fishing spots, shady picnic areas, hiking trails and bike paths. The park is open daily, but overnight camping is not allowed.
90% 60 votes
1360 North Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55103 MoreLess Info
A historical landmark, the Como Lakeside Pavilion has a cafe, banquet and meeting facilities, and paddle boat rentals available. It also has a lakeside stage that hosts concerts and plays during the summer months.
74% 54 votes
109 W 4th St, 5th St / Washington St / 4th St / Market St, St. Paul, MN 55101 MoreLess Info
Located nearby the Mississippi River, Rice Park is situated on 1.6 acres and is used for community events including a winter carnival and a children's festival. The park features a fountain, grass fields, trees and park benches.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Paul is the seat of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. It is also the United States' official Catholic shrine of Saint Paul the Apostle and Evangelist. It was built in 1841.