- The list below includes 22 free or cheap things to do in or near Jackson, Michigan, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Hiking Trails and Children's Play Area.
- From Falling Waters Trail to Jackson Historic Prison Tours, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Jackson and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chelsea and Adrian.
Starting in Michigan Theatre and ending in the prison, Jackson Historic Prison Tours teaches sightseers the history of the cell block while guiding them through the jails and tunnels. Lunch at a local restaurant is included with the tour.
Bifferhaus Brewing Company is a microbrewery that makes a variety of beers, including a Raspberry Ale and an IPA. They host special events and present live music, and invite visitors to bring or order in their own food.
With the goal of providing a clean environment at an affordable price, Suburban Bowling Lanes is a bowling alley that is also a restaurant and bar. The alley features league bowling, family bowling, and an arcade.
Featuring 60 lanes, Airport Lanes Bowling provides open bowling with a full-service pro shop. It has a lounge with adult beverages and sports programming, a Little Caesar's restaurant, pool tables, a performance stage and private event facilities.
A movie theater multiplex, Carmike Cinemas Plaza 8 shows primarily newly released Hollywood movies in digital video and sound. The theater offers discount matinees and a variety of promotions, and sells an array of concessions.