- 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.
AMF South Hills Lanes is a bowling alley and indoor amusement complex. It offers open bowling, league and tournament play, and a variety of arcade and table games. A snack bar offers nachos, pizza, and other refreshments.
Crowder District Park occupies 33 acres made up of old forest growth and landscaped areas. Amenities include walking trails, a pond, sand volleyball court, playing fields, three playgrounds and an amphitheater for community events.
Featuring a large indoor pool with designated lap swim areas as well as general swim areas, the Triangle Aquatic Center, or TAC, offers a wide variety of programs, ranging from swimming lessons to fitness clinics.
One of only several nature preserves in North Carolina, the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is an important institution for many threatened and endangered animal and plant species. The preserve includes gorgeous hiking trails and a large visitors' information center.
Guests of the Crabtree Valley Mall will be able to shop at stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, the Apple Store, Best Buy, Coach, Express, and Gap. Dining options at this site include classic mall staples like Dippin' Dots and Auntie Anne's Pretzels.
Designed by William Rawn Associates of Boston, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre is located within 14 acres of forest next to Symphony Lake. The outdoor venue features concerts and specialty performances for up to 7,000 people.