- The list below includes 74 free or cheap things to do in or near Athens, Alabama, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Richard Martin Trail to Athens-Limestone County Nature & Heritage Trails, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Athens and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Huntsville, Decatur and Madison.
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Consisting of interlacing trails, Athens-Limestone County Nature & Heritage Trails takes visitors through various parks and recreational areas in the city. These trails include the Civil Wart Trail, the 89-Mile Noah Bike Trail, the Antebellum Trial, and other historic pathways.
Artifacts like uniforms, weapons, medals, books, and photographs are on display in a large exhibit at the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives. Visitors can also access a monthly coffee call, gift shop, meeting facilities, and guided tours by local veterans.
The Cinemagic Theatre offers a choice of indoor or outdoor movie viewing. The drive-in shows quality new-releases with modern audio and video capabilities. A clean, friendly, and warm atmosphere awaits movie lovers of all ages on the inside as well.
Readers and history buffs will find plenty to explore at the Houston Memorial Library and Museum, the former home of U.S. senator George S. Houston. Visitors can survey the book section then head upstairs to view furnishings and family artifacts.
Onyx Cheerleading & Gymnastics is a recreational facility that features youth summer camps, music lessons, stunt training, and flexibility classes. The facility also offers choreography classes, and semi-private and private lessons.
Featuring the work of a local artist, Carole Foret Fine Art offers visitors prints and paintings with subjects like animals, still life, Jesus, and more. The artist also has commission work available for custom paintings.
Acting as the largest flea market in the area, the Limestone Flea Market is open every weekend no matter the weather. Along with the extensive list of vendors with jewelry, antiques, homemade items, and art, there is a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch.