- The list below includes 88 free or cheap things to do in or near Carefree, Arizona, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Landmarks, Parks and Movie Theaters.
- From Carefree Sundial to Sundial Plaza, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Carefree and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Glendale and Peoria.
Known as the third-largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere, the Carefree Sundial measures in within a diameter of 90 feet. It is best to visit this location, which is surrounded by local shops, during one of the area's many festivals.
The third largest sundial in the Western hemisphere, Carefree Sundial measures 90 feet in diameter and stands 35 feet above the plaza, with its shadow extending 72 feet. Visitors will enjoy seeing it during sunrise or sunset.
A large and varied art gallery located in downtown Carefree, the Wild Holly Gallery features the original works of artists from all over the United States. The gallery features 95 artists' works, ranging from paintings and sculptures to kinetic art.
Featuring works from Bulgarian artist Michael Stoyanov, the Arbanassi Fine Art Gallery is filled with a variety of different artworks on display. Stoyanov's work is unique for his use of scenery and careful brushstrokes.
Specializing in glass artwork, Desert Glasshopper Studio hosts exhibits and art shows for glass-blown sculptures, jewelry, furniture, and more. The studio also offers glass based workshops where visitors can learn sandblasting techniques.
Ideal for those looking for a more challenging hike, Black Mountain Summit Trail is open year-round. Within close proximity of Phoenix, the hike is steep but short. It further offers great views of the mountain and its surroundings.
The Ranch is a fine arts gallery and residence of internationally recognized artists Judith Durr and Roger Kull. Home decor, local artifacts, and realistic oil paintings are among the works available within the gallery.