- 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.
Beautiful in design and grand in size, the 1890 House Museum is a local treasure. The limestone mansion was home to a historic industrian and is now available for tours, showcasing the mansions wonderful Victorian artifacts.
The 1890 House is a museum and restored limestone mansion built during the Victorian era by industrialist Charles Wickwire. Currently curated and run by a non-profit group, daily tours and educational programs are offered to groups of all ages.
Parish Glen / Conklin Gully is a challenging creekwalk hiking trail for experienced hikers. Hikers may find themselves wading through water in narrower parts of the gully , but may find the scenic waterfall views worth the effort.
For centuries, nature has been working to create the beauty and splendor of Grimes Glen in Naples, NY. A gentle Creekside hike leads visitors to the first 60-foot high waterfall, continuing on to another waterfall that cascades into a wading pool.
With several artificial turf fields available, J M McDonald Sports Complex offers an indoor facility for field hockey, baseball, football, tennis, and more. The complex also hosts fitness classes like yoga, kickboxing, and circuit training.
Home to several hockey associations, Chenango Ice Rink & Event Center is open to the public for recreational skating and game attendances. The center has a restaurant with a flat screen TV to watch the games from.
Chartered June 9, 1995, the Nys Grange Museum is a historical museum featuring artifacts and information about the Grange in New York State. Of particular interest is the Memorial Brick Project, a growing collection of memorial bricks.