- The list below includes 47 free or cheap things to do in or near Ithaca, New York, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Art Museum and National & State Parks.
- From Robert Treman State Park to Cornell University, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ithaca and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cortland, Watkins Glen, Hector and Horseheads.
Preserving the region's local history, Big Flats Historical Society offers visitors a glimpse of life in the past with antique furniture, clothing, and photographs. Once a month, the society hosts a potluck for the local community.
The site of the Battle of Newtown during the Revolutionary War, Newtown Battlefield State Park is located in a wooded area and features a granite monument. The park has a playground and can be used for camping and picnics.
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The Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum's building covers 12,000 square feet and is home to 43 species of live animals. There are also 9 miles of trail available to be explored by the wildlife watchers especially.
Planted on 1.5-acres of land, the Climbing Bines Hop Farm is a farm that is characterized by seven cultivars and almost 1500 rolling hills. The farm offers freshly harvested wet and dried whole leaf hops for specialty ales.
As a host for local tournaments, Dixie Bowling Lanes is a family owned and operated bowling alley with automatic scoring and bumper lanes. The alley has several birthday packages that include admission and shoe rentals.
Nature walkers will enjoy a stroll along Keuka Lake Outlet Trail in Penn Yan. Scenic and picturesque, the trail provides great views of birds, flowers and other foliage. Along with walkers, bikers are also welcome on the trail.