- The list below includes 597 free or cheap things to do in or near Lowell, Massachusetts, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, History Museums, Specialty Museums and Visitor Centers.
- From Lowell National Historical Park to Lowell Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lowell and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Cambridge, Salem and Beverly.
Situated within the Mack Building, the National Streetcar Museum has an extensive exhibit about the influence of streetcars and how they developed and led to the arrangement of urban areas. There is also an active streetcar from New Orleans that takes guests around the city.
Canoe and kayak rentals at the UMass Lowell Kayak Center are available from early June until late August. Reservations are available. The center also offers youth programs, tours, custom group outings and is home to the UMass rowing team.
Named after former U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas, Tsongas Arena is a venue that is host to numerous sporting events and concerts throughout the year. The arena can hold 7,800 individuals during concerts and 6,500 for sporting events, such as hockey.
A 14-screen movie theater, Showcase Cinemas Lowell displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, RealD 3D movies, auditorium rentals for private events and concession stands with food and drinks.
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The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is a center for the performing arts that can be rented for trade shows, weddings, concerts, corporate events, and recitals. The room can accommodate up to 500 guests at a time.
A kid-focused art center where kids can create and paint their own plaster art works, Plaster Fun Time encourages kids to explore their creativity. The trained staff guides kids through the process without controlling their artistic expression.
Centered on a war memorial, Veterans Memorial Park is a large recreation and sports park with activities for all ages. It features two baseball, football and soccer fields, as well as a large sprinkler park for hot summer days.
Opened in October 2014, the Loch Ness Playcenter is a recreational facility offering a number of fun amenities for its guests to enjoy. Slides, play structures, and a specialized toddler area are among the many attractions available.