- 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.
For three days out of the year, Merlefest features a variety of bluegrass, folk, and rock bands. The festival is situated on the Blue Ridge so that visitors can take in the scenery of the surrounding trees and hills.
The Caldwell Historical Museum is a museum that chronicles the history of Caldwell County. The museum features a gift shop as well as a native American, pioneer, formation of the county, and civil war exhibits.
A quaint alley, Mimosa Lanes Inc. Bowling is an old-style venue that has bowlers keep score by hand. The small alley offers party packages, league signups, and it features light effects for added enjoyment.
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100 East Main Street, P.O. Box 935, Wilkesboro, NC MoreLess Info
The Wilkes Heritage Museum, which is located in the historic county courthouse, displays artifacts and images related to the area's settlement, development, and military history. Guests can also take a guided tour of the jail used in the 1860s.
Hosting car shows and races, Lancaster Super Speedway has a half mile, high banked, dirt track. Visitors can watch the race from wooden bleachers and get snacks from one of its concession stand vendors.
A brewery with a tasting room, Catawba Brewing Co offers its own line of beer including Cream Ale, Winter Ale, India Pale Ale and White Ale. It also offers pool tables, live music and has a projection screen for sports.
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403 East Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655 MoreLess Info
The Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio is a local art gallery and studio featuring a number of artistic works available for purchase. The gallery specializes in creating handmade pottery, including bowls, vases, and bakeware.