- The list below includes 171 free or cheap things to do in or near Hampton, Virginia, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and History Museums.
- From Buckroe Beach & Park to Sandy Bottom Nature Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hampton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.
American military history takes centerstage at the Virginia War Museum. Collections at the museum include weapons, uniforms, personal artifacts, war posters, and more to follow the development of the United States military.
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Riverpark Drive at Mercury Blvd, Newport News, VA 23607 MoreLess Info
Huntington Park Beach sits alongside the James River with a small beach, lifeguards, bathroom facilities and a public boat launch that is open all year. A large, updated playground called Fort Fun is also available for younger children.
Offering a variety of entertainment, Peninsula Family Skating Center has activities for all ages. Along with skating, the facility offers skating lessons as well as Zumba exercise classes. Private parties are also welcome here.
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570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601 MoreLess Info
Featuring the Hampton Roads region's only 50 meter indoor pool, the Brittingham-Midtown Aquatic Center features a variety of fitness equipment, a 14 foot diving well, and a retractable roof. The pool offers swimming lessons and hosts swim meets.
At Play A Round Golf & Games, visitors can play a game of putt putt at one of the three miniature golf courses at the facility. The courses have sculptures of exotic animals arranged at various locations.
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524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 MoreLess Info
Living exhibits are kept within the Virginia Living Museum to depict the natural history of the state. All ecosystems of the state from the mountains to the marshes to the sea are covered by the animal exhibits, and guests can also view the Virginia skys at the observatory and planetarium.
Over 60,000 square feet of gallery space composes the Mariner's Museum. Rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, paintings, and artifacts from the Civil War ironclad called the USS Monitor form the heart of the museum's collections.