- The list below includes 48 free or cheap things to do in or near Elmira, New York, including 49 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, History Museums, Cemeteries and Breweries.
- From Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira to Woodlawn National Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Elmira and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Corning, Horseheads, Watkins Glen and Hector.
Many famous people found their resting place at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, and the most well known one is Mark Twain. The cemetery was established in 1858 and it is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.
With historical gravesites dating to the 1860s, the Woodlawn National Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 3,000 Confederate soldiers who died in the Elmira prison camp. In addition, from this site visitors can find the grave of Mark Twain.
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96 Eldridge Park Drive, Elmira, NY 14901 MoreLess Info
Situated in an amusement park, Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society Inc is dedicated to bringing the park's carousel back to its former glory. The carousel is considered one of the fastest ones in the country.
The site of the Battle of Newtown during the Revolutionary War, Newtown Battlefield State Park is located in a wooded area and features a granite monument. The park has a playground and can be used for camping and picnics.
The Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum's building covers 12,000 square feet and is home to 43 species of live animals. There are also 9 miles of trail available to be explored by the wildlife watchers especially.
While it was built in 1894, the Christmas House was first opened in 1983 during the Christmas season. Among the products sold in here can be remembered the handcrafted Weeforest Folk Mice, the handcrafted Angels and Fairies, and the children's favorites, such as the Elf on the Shelf.
The permanent collection at the Chemung Valley History Museum has approximately 2,000 items, from which 200 are always on display, in the Bank Gallery. The other two galleries are the Barn and the Howell, which house rotating exhibitions all around the year.