- The list below includes 88 free or cheap things to do in or near Gruene, Texas, including 77 different types of inexpensive activities like Dance Clubs, Flea Markets, Ghost Towns and Parks.
- From Historic District of Gruene to Gruene Market Days, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gruene and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Braunfels, San Marcos, Canyon Lake and Seguin.
The Historic District of Gruene has a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Gruene Hall, Cactus Jacks, Fickle Pickles Antiques and Pickles, and the Grapevine are all popular stops for people who visit the Historic District.
A 14-screen movie theater, Creekside Cinemas 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers RealD 3D movies, reclining chairs, a bar and a concession area with food and drinks.
On the Comal River in New Braunfels, Prince Solms Park is a popular spot for outdoor fun activities such as tubing, swimming and sun bathing. The park is also equipped with a a playground space for younger kids.
Well over a century old, New Braunfels' Faust Street Bridge is significant to the history of the area. A pedestrian bridge, it offers beautiful views of the Guadalupe River where both fishing and swimming is often enjoyed.