- 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.
Home to over eighty five acres of woodlands, Horseshoe Farm Park is a peaceful haven of natural beauty. The pet-friendly park is a favorite for dog owners, while others enjoy picnicking, bird watching or walking the unpaved trails.
100% 5 votes
11405 Falls of Neuse Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
Falls Lake Visitor Assistance Center is a great place to start a visit to Wake Forest. The center offers exhibits on the local wildlife and recreation and offers several hiking trails leading from the center into forest, lake shore and fields.
A working family farm and petting zoo, Winterpast Farm allows people to interact with animals such as sheep, goats, peacocks, chickens, donkeys and more. A hands-on and educational experience, Winterpast Farm welcomes schools and groups.
88% 8 votes
301 Wagstaff Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC MoreLess Info
The Carrol Howard Johnson Environmental Park is a 28-acre park with a focus on education. The park serves to educate those who visit on the natural wildlife of the Fuquay-Varina area with its wooded paths, various plant species and natural bridges.
92% 106 votes
13304 Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
A 12,000-acre lake surrounded by 26,000 acres of woodlands offers a variety of outdoor activities at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Camping, boating, hiking, fishing and swimming are just some of the activities available at this park, open year-round.