- The list below includes 107 free or cheap things to do in or near Essex, Vermont, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, National & State Parks and Art Gallery.
- From Pizza Putt to Talent Skatepark, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Essex and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Burlington, Stowe, Plattsburgh and South Burlington.
Featuring over 8,000 square-feet to experience, Talent Skatepark is a local skatepark and skate shop popular among individuals of all skating levels. The park also carries snowboarding gear and offers learn-to-skate lessons for beginners.
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1250 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 5403 MoreLess Info
Zachary's Family Fun Center has numerous activities for children including a free ball pit for smaller kids and mini basketball, air hockey, and video games. Their birthday packages include pizza, soda, customized cake and goody bags.
The Burlington Tennis Club is a recreational facility that includes an 8-lane 25-yard swimming pool and 8 clay tennis courts. The club offers private or semi-private swimming lessons as well as a formalized swim program.
As a part of the University of Vermont, Robert Hull Fleming Museum features a mix of contemporary and traditional artwork. The museum displays artwork ranging from Egyptian artifacts to paintings from the Dutch Golden Age.
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Dorset Park, 600 Swift Street, South Burlington, VT 5403 MoreLess Info
C. Douglas Cairns Recreation Arena is an ice facility with twin NHL-sized rinks, with seating for 600 and 400 spectators respectively. It features a snack bar, vending machines, arcade games and a pro shop.
Veterans Memorial Park provides visitors with 70 acres of open space for outdoor activities. The park has sports fields and courts for basketball, soccer, and baseball; as well as playgrounds and picnic areas for families.
Located in a picturesque valley between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, the University of Vermont is one of the oldest universities in the US. View a collection of over 20 000 objects and artifacts spanning the history of civilization at the campus' Robert Hull Fleming Museum of Art.