- The list below includes 61 free or cheap things to do in or near Glen Arbor, Michigan, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Kayaking, Hiking Trails and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- From Sleeping Bear Trail to Crystal River Outfitters, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Glen Arbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Traverse City, Empire, Frankfort and Leland.
A 19th century old castle, the Castle Farms was built by Albert Loeb, then president of Sears Company. Currently, Castle Farms is open to the public with its museum. It is also used as a perfect venue for 'Happily Ever After' weddings.
Created by a multi-talented man, the Mushroom Houses were the invention of Earl Young. It is a quaint village of unique homes made from local materials like fieldstone and limestone which upheld the maker's belief that homes should fit into its surroundings.
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts is a non-profit center for advancing art and art appreciation. Along with the current exhibit, many events and classes are offered. Gallery-talks, art classes, music instruction, and frequent concerts make for an enjoyable visit.
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107 Antrim Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720 MoreLess Info
Cinema III Movie Information is a movie theater that offers discounted tickets for military personnel, senior citizens, and children ages 3-12. The theater has 3D movie showings and is open 7 days a week.
Traditional putt-putt golf is offered at Northern Falls Mini Golf. The family-friendly entertainment center features 18 holes within a rock garden with water-based fountains along with a small concession stand with snow cones.
Ellair Gallery is an art gallery that showcases art pieces and whimsical sculptures. They display the work of photographers and local artists and feature popular paintings, jewelry, and gift items from various artists.
The Insta-Launch Campground & Marina is a family friendly campground that offers free Wi-Fi, full hook-up sites, and river float trips. The nearby waters are filled with King Salmon, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.
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307 Chicago Avenue, Charlevoix, MI 49720 MoreLess Info
The Charlevoix Historical Society Depot Museum is a museum that preserves the Charlevoix Railroad Station for residents and visitors. The museum offers history programs and is also available for private events.