- The list below includes 27 free or cheap things to do in or near Binghamton, New York, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Arcades, Movie Theaters and Children's Museums.
- From Otsiningo Park to Recreation Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Binghamton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Vestal.
Located on the site of an old Indian village, the Otsiningo Park has playgrounds, playfields, picnic areas, tables and grills, community gardens, and 2 picnic shelters which can be rented. There are also other amenities, such as trails and walking paved paths.
Featuring 75 games, Robot City Games and Arcade has a collection of video and pinball games that date as far back as 1974. There is also a video game store that contains thousands of video games and accessories.
A small botanical garden, Cutler Botanic Garden features well-labeled plants and flowers and aesthetically arranged garden paths. They host weddings and similar events at the on-site gazebo. Plants on display range from many varieties of flowers to pumpkins.
Located just outside Binghamton's metro center, the Walk of Stars commemorates Binghamton celebrities with metal stars embossed in concrete. Among those included are The Dick Van Dyke Show's Richard Deacon and Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.
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25 artists exhibit their works at the Phelps Mansion Museum. Built in 1870 as the 3 stories brick and stone home, it is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It has a gift shop which sells souvenirs.
For 30 years, the Discovery Center has entertained and educated the children with 30 hands-on exhibits – flying an A-10 Jet, operating a full size fire truck, reporting news and weather at the TV station, or serving meals at the Plum Dragon Palace, just to name a few of the activities.
Whether for the hands-on exhibits or for the special programs and events, the visitor of the Roberson Museum & Science Center may find that it was worth the while. The most popular attractions are the digital planetarium and the expanded model train layout.
Ever since 1848, the Apple Hill has been a family business. Whether for the picking of the fruits, the petting of the animals on the farm, or the parties which can be held in here, the entire family can gave a good time. It has its own cafe and shop.