- The list below includes 179 free or cheap things to do in or near McKinney, Texas, including 91 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Bike Paths, Family Fun Center and Breweries.
- From Pecan Grove Memorial Cemetery to Towne Lake Recreation Area, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in McKinney and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Plano, Richardson, Frisco and Garland.
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1405 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney, TX 75069 MoreLess Info
The community-owned and locally-maintained Towne Lake Recreation Area is spread over a rather large area that includes a 22-acre lake. Amenities of the park include lit hiking and biking trails, restrooms, concession services, paddle boat rentals, a fishing pier, and nine horseshoe courts.
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315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX 75069 MoreLess Info
The Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of six historic homes, a replica one-room school house, a blacksmith shop, a smoke house, a chapel, and a reception garden. Visitors can rent the facilities for special occasions or take a trolley tour.
In the stores on McKinney Main Street, shoppers can visit local art galleries, often listen to local and regional musicians, and eat regional food in historic food. On the second Saturday of each month, merchants stay open late and often plan special events.
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One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069 MoreLess Info
The 289-acre Head Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is divided into three parts, a tall grass prairie, bottomland hardwood, and limestone escarpment, and visitors can see all on the 6.5-mile nature trail. The museum also has a native plant garden, and science exhibits.
Franconia Brewing Company has a heritage that dates back to the 1800s. Specializing in Bavarian beers, visitors can take a tour of the brewery to learn about the brewing process before sampling a variety of the delicious flavors available.
A 14-screen movie theater, Cinemark Movies 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers self-service and mobile ticketing, a game room and a concession area with food and drinks.