- The list below includes 301 free or cheap things to do in or near Arlington, Texas, including 100 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Observatories & Planetariums and Dog Park.
- From River Legacy Park to Tails & Trails Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Arlington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving and Grand Prairie.
Secluded with lots of open spaces, Cleburne State Park has a lake, trails, screened shelters, and camping areas available for visitors. Fishing, boating, swimming, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and photography are popular activities at this state park.
Located next to the dam of the same name, De Cordova Bend Park provides visitors with a boat ramp and fishing pier on Lake Granbury. The park also offers some limited camping availability as well as public restrooms.
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315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX 75069 MoreLess Info
The Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of six historic homes, a replica one-room school house, a blacksmith shop, a smoke house, a chapel, and a reception garden. Visitors can rent the facilities for special occasions or take a trolley tour.
In the stores on McKinney Main Street, shoppers can visit local art galleries, often listen to local and regional musicians, and eat regional food in historic food. On the second Saturday of each month, merchants stay open late and often plan special events.
Collin County History Museum displays the history of Collin County. The museum houses a collection of memorabilia including postcards and photographs. They are open for research needs. They are also open to the public during exhibitions.
Catering to riders of all skill levels, Chisholm Trail Rides provides trail preparation lessons with experienced instructors. After basic horsemanship training, visitors can take a horse on a one hour trail ride on the property.
Franconia Brewing Company has a heritage that dates back to the 1800s. Specializing in Bavarian beers, visitors can take a tour of the brewery to learn about the brewing process before sampling a variety of the delicious flavors available.
A movie multiplex, ShowBiz Cinemas shows the latest Hollywood movies with digital video and sound. The theater offers a variety of discounts and loyalty programs, and serves an array of food and beverage choices.