- The list below includes 134 free or cheap things to do in or near Mason, Ohio, including 75 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Cottell Park to Schappacher Park Dog Run, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mason and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cincinnati, Covington, Newport and West Chester.
Featuring a full range of park amenities, Cottell Park offers soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a walking path, fishing pond, picnic shelters and playground. The centerpiece of the park is the historic Snyder House, available for rental.
The 10 acre Schappacher Park Dog Run features a 20,000 sq ft. dog run with amenities for humans as well, including playgrounds, picnic shelters with grills, restrooms, and a small stream amongst mature oak trees.
Once a private recreational space, Pine Hill Lakes Park features two miles of nature trails, two fishing ponds and wooded areas. The park's Pine Hill Lodge offers nature activities and learning programs and views of the park's wildlife habitat.
Featuring a handicap-accessible playground, Thomas P. Quinn Park also offers facilities for tennis and basketball. This 10-acre, neighborhood park is open during daylight hours and also offers a playground and large, grassy open play space.
Home to the Cincinnati Spikes, Prasco Park is an amateur baseball destination as well as a venue for community and outreach events. It has 500 chair-backed seats, grass infield, press box, electronic scoreboard, professional lighting, and minor league sound system.
Home to the county's first quilt barn, Fleckenstein Park is located on 50 acres and provides baseball and soccer fields along with tennis courts. The park also offers a children's playground, a walking path, picnic areas and restrooms.
Filled with oak trees planted by citizens, Heritage Oak Park commemorates America's Bicentennial with heritage trees. The park has various sports fields and courts for soccer, tennis, and basketball activities.
Visitors can watch professional tennis players compete to be a part of the Western & Sourthern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center. In addition to its center court, it has a retail area, wine gardens, live music, and international food.
A 16-screen movie theater, Regal Deerfield Towne Center Stadium 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games and a concession area with food and beverages.