- The list below includes 138 free or cheap things to do in or near Davidson, North Carolina, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Parks, Movie Theaters and Dog Park.
- From Bark Park to Fisher Farm, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Davidson and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Concord, Charlotte, Cornelius and Huntersville.
Home to a collection of original, impressionistic art pieces, the B. Brown Gallery displays works from some of Matthews best local artists. The owner, who is the primary artist, can also turn visitors photos into paintings.
A multipurpose entertainment and recreation facility, the Matthews Community Center was originally constructed as a public school in the early 1900s. The center now hosts a wide variety of events, and houses the Fullwood Theatre.
With 56 lanes for open bowling and 20 reserved for teams, AMF Carolina Lanes is one of the largest recreational venues in Matthews. Additional amenities include racing simulators, billiards, shuffleboard, arcade games and concessions lounge.
Woodlands and water features create a bucolic atmosphere at Squirrel Lake Park. Its 29 acres encompass two shelters, grill areas, playground and swings, horseshoe pit, walking trails, fishing pond, and a 12-hole disc golf course.
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The first of its kind in the town of Matthews, the Four Mile Creek Greenway , Matthews is a boardwalk that connects various local neighborhoods. Visitors can use it for scenic walks in a natural surrounding.
Head over to Carmike Cinemas to catch the latest feature films. This theater features a BigD auditorium, where movies are shown with bigger screens and bigger sounds. Discounts are available for children, seniors and matinee showings.
Hickory's Carmike 14 is a movie theater multiplex that shows mostly newly released Hollywood films. The theater features stadium seating, 3D for select films, and digital video and sound, and offers discount matinees.
Featuring 40 lanes, AMF Colonial Lanes offers open and league bowling and is suitable for private parties and events. The bowling center serves food and drinks and also provides pool tables and arcade video games.