- The list below includes 129 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbia, Pennsylvania, including 87 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Family Fun Center, Art Studio and Arts Centers.
- From River Park to Wright's Ferry Mansion, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lancaster, York, Hershey and Ephrata.
National Watch & Clock Museum 514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA MoreLess Info
The continent’s largest collection of timepieces includes the massive Engle Clock, hands-on exhibits, and George Washington’s pocket watch
River Park is a small four acre riverside park. Those interested in water activities may appreciate the floating docks and canoe and kayak parking. The park also maintains a picnic pavilion, charcoal grills, and public restrooms.
Built of brick and covered in ivy is Columbia's beautiful Wright's Ferry Mansion. The mansion stands as a reminder of the settlement in the area by the English Quakers and houses the sophisticated and delicate 1738 artifacts and items of the original owner, Susanna Wright.
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514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA 17512 MoreLess Info
With exhibits comprising over 12 000 items, the National Watch & Clock Museum is North America's largest collection of timepieces. The exhibition galleries house numerous exhibits, with a special focus on 19th Century American clocks and watches.
The Turkey Hill Experience is a self-guided, interactive activity that provides opportunities to engage with ice cream making and the dairy process. Milk a mechanical cow, design a virtual ice cream flavor, and bring it to life in the Taste Lab.
Situated next to the Susquehanna River, Chiques Rock Outfitters has canoes, kayaks, and bikes available for rent. The rentals include paddles, life vests, and a basic training session before visitors can head out on the water.