- 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.
Featuring 28 lanes, Pinz Bowling Center hosts both open and league bowling as well as private parties and events. The center offers automatic bumpers and a full-service restaurant and bar with food and adult beverages.
A perfect way to learn about Natural History is by visiting the Kingman Museum. It is home to a lot of permanent exhibits plus a planetarium too. It also hosts temporary exhibitions, so there's always something new to see here.
Visitors can enjoy a center for nature, culture, and arts at the Leila Arboretum Society. The arboretum spans 85 acres and features 2500 marked trees and plants, several gardens and walkways, and pieces of public art.
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Located within the larger arboretum site, the Leila Arboretum Children's Garden is spread over one acre and allows children to explore the world of plants. Hands-on activities give children the opportunity to explore flowers, vegetables, and other plants.
Offering community-oriented bowling programs has characterized Striking Lanes operations for 20 years. Activities include: open, league and moonlight bowling; automatic bumpers for children; 40 inch LED screens; arcade games; and a lounge for refreshments.
A movie theater featuring seven auditoriums, West Columbia 7 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers rocking seats, stadium seating, a party room and a concession area with food and drinks.
The tours at the Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve will either be Into the Heard tours or In-Class Presentations. Lodging is available, as well as camping in tupi and tents. The buffalos can be observed by horseback riding also.