- The list below includes 144 free or cheap things to do in or near Jonesboro, Georgia, including 92 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Children's Play Area, Jazz/Blues Bars and Art Gallery.
- From Clayton County International Park to Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Jonesboro and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Atlanta, Decatur, Stone Mountain and Griffin.
Located along Lake Allatoona, Bartow Carver Park features access to the lake for boating along with hiking trails through wooded terrain. The park offers children's playgrounds, picnic areas, grills and a building with showers, restrooms and a kitchen.
Located on 83 acres, Bogan Park features an indoor aquatic center with pools as well as facilities for badminton, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and football. The park provides children's playgrounds, two miles of trails and picnic facilities including grills.
The total length of the Wolfden Hiking Trail spans 6.7 miles. Natural attractions along the hiking trail include multiple waterfalls, a beaver dam, several scenic view stopping points, and of course an actual wolf's den.
An indoor kids' play area and party place, Bounce House Amusement Center the offers a variety of inflatable bounce structures, as well as other amusements. The facility also has a laser tag arena and video game arcade.
Patchwork Farms offers boarding and training for horses and rider instruction as well as having horses and ponies for sale. Their riding facilities include an outdoor arena, covered arena, enclosed 60 ft lunging ring and outdoor pen.
Catch Air Indoor Playground & Party is a private party facility that provides amenities such as free drinks for kids, a free pass for the birthday child, and a party coordinator. The parties last up to 2 hours long.
With over 38,000 acres of land covered, Lake Sidney Lanier is a large Georgian reservoir created by the Buford Dam. The lake is a popular destination during holidays for boaters, jet-skiers, and house-boaters. Holiday lights decorate the lake islands November-January.