- The list below includes 132 free or cheap things to do in or near Cornelius, North Carolina, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Comedy Clubs, Dog Park and Mini Golf.
- From Visit Lake Norman to Jetton Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Cornelius and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Concord, Charlotte, Huntersville and Mooresville.
As North Carolina's only link to the French and Indian War, the Fort Dobbs Historic Site aims to preserve and interpret this time period for visitors. Interpretive tours are available daily, and reenactments and demonstrations are frequent.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History is divided up into seven halls including the North Carolina Natural History, North American Habitats, North American Wildlife, Earth and Man, and American Indian. The museum also has temporary exhibits and an outside gallery.
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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 MoreLess Info
Focusing on the natural wonders of the world, The Schiele Museum of Natural History focuses on various species of flora, fauna, minerals and fossils. The museum features full-size lifelike dioramas that help bring the historical features to life.
A wilderness feel characterizes Idlewild Road Park, which spans 125 acres of woodlands and open grass areas. The development provides a 1.5 acre nature trail, two softball fields, a playground and picnic shelters with tables.
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6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012 MoreLess Info
Textile industry giant Daniel Stowe left money for the creation of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, along with 400 acres of land. The garden includes a visitor's pavilion, and 18 different gardens including an orchid conservatory.
Located near Charlotte, the newly renovated Carolina Cinemas provides an upscale film experience for moviegoers. Patrons can view digitally presented, first-run films from reclining leather seats while enjoying craft beer, wine and gourmet food items.
The historic Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina is open from Monday through Friday during daylight hours. It is closed to the public on all federal holidays except Veteran's Day and Memorial Day.