- The list below includes 105 free or cheap things to do in or near Garner, North Carolina, including 62 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Go Karts and Breweries.
- From Garner Veteran's Memorial at Lake Benson Park to White Deer Park/Garner Parks & Recreation, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Garner and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and Apex.
Featuring Dolby Digital audio in all five auditoriums, Mission Valley Cinemas is a local movie theater specializing in showing the latest major Hollywood films. The theater is popular among students from the nearby NC State University campus.
North Carolina State University is a public research university that is part of the Research Triangle with Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. The institution's athletic programs play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Raleigh's Rialto Theatre is a charming, historic theater that dates back to 1942. The theater shows a variety of classic films, as well as art house and foreign films, and screens the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday.
A nationally acclaimed garden, the J.C Raulston Arboretum is located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The garden has been notably listed in the top ten of the '50 most stunning University gardens and arboretums' in the U.S.
A movie theater featuring an IMAX auditorium, Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers mobile and self-service ticketing, reserved seating and a concession area with food and drinks.
The J.S. Dorton Arena features a popular flea market that is open during the weekends at this fairground venue. The large size means that many vendors can be present and protected from the outside weather with the building's climate control features.