- The list below includes 134 free or cheap things to do in or near Kent, Connecticut, including 112 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, History Museums, Sculpture Parks and Specialty Museums.
- From Macedonia Brook State Park to Kent Falls State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kent and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Danbury and New Milford.
One of Connecticutt's most popular museums is the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. This unusual institution offers a panoply of art, history and science exhibits. Its satellite marine life center is roughly seven miles from the main museum and is dedicated to marine ecology and preservation.
Edward Hopper House Art Center is a multi-art museum that presents the work of Edward Hopper and various artists around the world. The house was Hoppers birthplace and childhood home and is an exhibit in itself.
Established in 1791, Hancock Shaker Village operates as a local muesem preserving the history and culture of the Shakers religious sect. The village grounds comprise of a herb garden, Shaker Farm and other original buildings that house the history and craft exhibits.
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Created to inspire the creative minds of youth, the Lutz Children's Museum offers special programs and exhibits geared towards younger children. The museums exhibits include a hands on farming experience, a 1940's main street, live animal habitat and more.
Northwest Park has a nature trail, lighted baseball and little league fields with bleachers, volleyball courts, playground, a 50 foot pier overlooks Union Pond, a 55 foot rental pavilion with picnic tables, restrooms, rental kitchen and 72 inch grill.
Grass Island Dog Park offers a spacious green grass field for dogs, both small breed and large, to run off-leash. The park also offers fresh water station, waste bag stations and shady trees for resting between runs.
An archive and showcase for the photographic works of internationally renowned artist Victor Gagliardi, the Gagliardi Studio & Gallery features an archive of museum-quality images produced in limited numbers for purchase.