- 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.
Foxfire Lanes is a smoke-free bowling alley that provides automatic scoring on all lanes. The bowling alley also includes other amenities, such as a pro shop run by a PBA professional, a snack bar, and a game arcade with prizes.
Frye's Roller Rink is a facility that caters to enthusiasts of all abilities, both inline and traditional skate aficionados. The Rink offers regular family discount nights, features an arcade game area, and provides equipment rental as well.
Racing enthusiasts can live out their dreams at Mario Andretti Racing Experience in Concord, North Carolina. Along with driving an Indy Style Race Car, participants can choose to drive with or without an instructor.
A movie theater with 10 auditoriums, Carolina Mall Cinema displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, RealD 3D movies, party packages and a concession area with food and drinks.
Visitors can trace the life of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt along the Dale Trail. Highlights include Earnhardt's Car Town Neighborhood, Dale Earnhardt Plaza, Punchy's Diner, the Curb Motorsports Museum, the Kannapolis Intimidators stadium and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Operated and managed by Cabarrus County, Frank Liske Park offers a variety of activities and amenities for the public to enjoy. This includes game facilities for volleyball, soccer and tennis, along with a fishing pond, playground and miniature golf.