- 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.
Cherry Park features a baseball complex, a playground, picnic areas, tennis courts, and walking/running trails for kids and adults. At the entrance to the complex stands a statue of Mighty Casey, a well-known baseball player in Ernest Thayer's poem.
Hatley's Skating Rink is a roller skating rink that provides roller skating lessons, public skating sessions, and roller hockey clinics. The facility is available for birthday parties, holiday parties, and corporate events.
Regal Manchester Stadium 14 is a 14-theater cinema multiplex that screens first-run movies. It features digital video and sound, reclining seats, and 3D for select films. The theater also offers a variety of matinees and discounts.
A 70-acre sports complex, Manchester Meadows Park features lighted natural and synthetic turf fields as well as a soccer pavilion. The park also offers a children's playground, walking and biking trails, a small lake and picnic areas.
Southeast Cinemas is a multiscreen theatre that shows first run movies. The theatre offers movies in 3D and features state of the art technology in picture quality and sound. Southeast provides plush seating and both traditional and nutritional concession selections.
Featuring a number of sports facilities, Winthrop Park can be used for tennis, basketball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and disc golf. The park provides a children's playground, biking trails, picnic tables, shelters and a pond.
Showcasing pottery and glass work, Falling Rivers Gallery has a gallery featuring local artisans. The gallery hosts jewelry shows where it organizes a market with local vendors producing their wares for purchase.