- The list below includes 143 free or cheap things to do in or near Cary, North Carolina, including 61 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Music Venue.
- From Fred G. Bond Metro Park to Marla Dorrel Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Cary and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill.
Tony's Oyster Bar and Restaurant 107 Edinburgh Drive, Suite 129, Cary, NC MoreLess Info
Restaurant offers seafood and American classics, such as Cajun shrimp jambalaya, shrimp and grits, ribs, steak, burgers, and steamed oysters
Located in historic downtown Burlington, the Front Street Public House offers craft beers, cider and wine. This English-style bar also features drink specials as well as regular live music and trivia nights.
There are over 75 acres of activities provides at the flagship City Park of Burlington. Facilities at the park include five athletic fields, an extensive playground, walking track, year-round aquatic facilities, and the historical Dentzel Carousel.
100% 8 votes
4777 Highway 62 South, Burlington, NC 27215 MoreLess Info
The Alamance County Historical Museum is a plantation home originally built in 1790. This preserved historical site hosts several ongoing Victorian-themed events. The original barn and carriage house remain in good condition, and are adorned by the surrounding flower gardens.
92% 101 votes
5466 Harper House Road, Raleigh, NC 27524 MoreLess Info
The Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site marks the location of the largest civil war battle in North Carolina, in which 80,000 soldiers fought. Visitors can tour the Harper House, where wounded soldiers were treated, or visit the museum.
99% 145 votes
676 East Hughes Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27217 MoreLess Info
Home to a variety of wild animals, Conservators' Center provides guests with both a fun and educational experience. Guided tours allow for close up looks at lions, tigers, wolves, bobcats and many other species.
81% 36 votes
5803 N.C. 62 S, Burlington, NC 27215 MoreLess Info
Important to the Revolutionary War, Alamance Battleground State Historic Site provides various exhibits and programs to aid in public education. The grounds include a frontier house, nature trail, picnic tables and gift shop.
A 36-lane bowling center, Country Club Lanes West offers open and league bowling along with a miniature golf course. It provides a pro shop, a lounge with adult beverages and a dance floor, pool tables and arcade games.
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533 Carvers Falls Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311 MoreLess Info
Thrill seekers love ZipQuest Waterfall Treetop Adventure, a company in Fayetteville, North Carolina that provides exhilarating zipline experiences. Its most unique offerings include nighttime ziplining, 'group zips' and the shriek-inducing Swing Shot daredevil jump.
80% 5 votes
1090 Piper Ln, Burlington, NC 27215 MoreLess Info
A 16-screen movie theater, Carousel Cinema at Alamance Crossings displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, 3D movies, private event hosting and a concession area with food and drinks.
100% 1 votes
4210 Bonnar Bridge Parkway, Burlington, NC 27215 MoreLess Info
A wide range of community activities are held at the MacIntosh On the Lake Recreation Center like annual charity marathons and fitness programs. Directly on the Lake MacIntosh waterfront, this clubhouse can also be rented for private events.