- The list below includes 243 free or cheap things to do in or near Folsom, California, including 78 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Lake.
- From Lake Natoma to Sutter St., there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Folsom and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights and Carmichael.
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9980 Greenback Ln, Folsom, CA 95630 MoreLess Info
The Folsom Powerhouse State Historical Park contains an electric generating facility built in 1895 that once provided power to the city of Sacramento. Open Wednesday through Sunday, there are educational tours, historical exhibits, picnic areas and fishing.
Offering first-run feature films, Palladio 16 Cinemas provides sixteen auditoriums utilizing digital projection and sound. The theater has four giant screens, all stadium seating, D-BOX motion seats and a snack bar with food and drinks.
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Between Folsom and Folsom Dam at Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA MoreLess Info
Visitors of the Folsom Prison Museum will be able to visit a mock cell, view a mannequin, and enjoy a videotape that takes them on a tour of the prison. Guests can also purchase Johnny Cash-related goods at the gift shop.
A children's playground, BusyKidz features an indoor city with themed play areas including a grocery store, a school, a bank, a doctor's office and a restaurant. The facility also offers birthday party hosting, a cafe, books and board games.
Visitors of the Folsom Historical Museum will be able to enjoy exhibits and tours which focus on the California Gold Rush and the location's native inhabitants. The location also hosts special events, including a Historic Home Tour of the area.
Also known as the Salmon Falls trail, The Darrington Mountain Bike Trail runs approximately 16 miles along part of Folsom Lake and the American River. The trail can be used for hiking and horseback riding in addition to biking.
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13300 White Rock Road, Folsom, CA 95630 MoreLess Info
Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area offers off-highway vehicle enthusiasts a variety of interesting terrain and trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and 4-wheel drive vehicles. There are flat, open grasslands, rolling hills with native trees and acres of cobbled mine.