The list below includes 46 free or cheap things to do in or near Kingsport, Tennessee, including 30 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Amusement Parks, Art Galleries and Bodies of Water.
From Bays Mountain Park to Warriors' Path State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kingsport and in nearby cities like Johnson City, Bristol, Erwin and Abingdon.
Jonesborough History Museum has many various exhibits primarily involving the history of the area. Patrons can read a local textbook from the 1800s, browse exhibits on agriculture, see antique guns and learn history of local buildings.
Jonesborough Art Glass Gallery displays creative wares ranging from stained glass pieces to vehicles made from soda cans, beer cans, or assorted metal tools. They also feature stone and wooden housewares as well as unique jewelry and purses.
Whitetop Creek Park has numerous sporting fields used for baseball, softball and soccer, a playground for children, and a 1.5 mile walking trail encircling the park. It also offers a view of nearby Bristol Motor Speedway.
Spanning 2,200 acres, Steele Creek Park is a scenic lakefront park offering many activities. It features golf, disc golf, paddle boating, many trails to hike and even a rideable replica steam engine train.
With over 2,200 acres, the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center & Park has recreation areas for visitors and offers educational exhibits in its nature center. The butterfly garden outside the center lets visitors observe butterflies in the park.
Located in Johnson City, Tennessee, Willow Springs Park contains a huge playground, picnic facilities, shady trees, lush grassland spaces and convenient parking facilities. Visitors have a breathtaking view of the Smoky Mountains.
The George L. Carter Railroad Museum is dedicated to the areas local railroad history and model railroading. The museum includes railroad memorabilia, model trains, photographs and model railroad structures.
Established in 1885, the Johnson City Community Theatre is a local community theater that puts on annual seasonal productions. The variety of shows consists from famous productions to locally directed performances.