Free & Cheap Things to Do in Newark, OH

  • The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Newark, Ohio, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites and Bowling.
  • From Dawes Arboretum to Horns Hill Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newark and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Zanesville, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna and Lancaster.
  • The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Newark, Ohio, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites and Bowling.
  • From Dawes Arboretum to Horns Hill Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newark and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Zanesville, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna and Lancaster.
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Committed Escape Room 7602 Stewart Road Northeast, Newark, OH MoreLess Info
From the merchant: You and your team will be members of the underground church and tasked with figuring out puzzles & clues to escape.
5.4 Miles
99% 178 votes
Gardens 7770 Jacksontown Rd, SE, Newark, OH 43056 MoreLess Info
Beginning in 1929 with 293-acres of wooded landscape and gardens, the Dawes Arboretum, has grown to more than 1,800-acres with 5,000 different types of woody plants. Visitors can enjoy the many hiking trails or see much of it from the car.
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Parks 1558 Horns Hill Road, Newark, OH 43055 MoreLess Info
A city park with rustic charm, Horns Hill Park features extensive mountain biking trails as well as a Frisbee golf course and fully equipped playgrounds. The park also has picnic shelters and grills.
9.8 Miles
98% 40 votes
Nature & Wildlife Areas 2200 Gratiot Rd. SE, Newark, OH 43056 MoreLess Info
The Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve features a narrow sandstone gorge and a display of spring wildflowers. Bicyclists can also take advantage of the location's four miles of bike trails.
3.0 Miles
60% 96 votes
Architectural Buildings 1500 East Main St., Newark, OH MoreLess Info
Home to the Longaberger Company Headquarters, the World's Largest Basket is a symbol of the product that put the company on the map. Visitors love snapping photos of this basket-shaped building or stop in for a tour of the basket making factory.
1.9 Miles
80% 10 votes
Historic Sites Newark, OH MoreLess Info
The Octagon State Memorial is an historical site featuring remnants of a Native American past that will captivate adults and children alike. Care should be taken when viewing the site and its earthworks.
1.7 Miles
100% 2 votes
Historic Sites Newark, OH MoreLess Info
Newark's Great Hopewell Road was originally built by a Native American tribe, and runs through great mounds of earth built by tribespeople. The park is a monument to the indigenous Hopewell people.
1.9 Miles
93% 41 votes
Ancient Ruins Newark, OH MoreLess Info
Spanning 1,200 feet and reaching 14-feet high in places, the Great Circle, is an earthen mound built by the Hopewell culture of Native Americans prior to 500 A.D. in Newark. Used as a ceremonial site, the earth mound is a National Historic Landmark.
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97% 29 votes
Specialty Museums 55 South 1st Street, Newark, OH 45055 MoreLess Info
Hands-on learning is encouraged at The WORKS MUSEUM. Glass blowing is a popular demonstration offered, and guests enjoy the interactive learning stations and art galleries' exhibits. Camps and classes are also offered.
0.2 Miles
100% 2 votes
Arts Centers 55 S 1st Street, Newark, OH 43055 MoreLess Info
Opened in the early 1990's, The Works is an educational learning center featuring a number of entertaining attractions and exhibits for its guests to enjoy. Art galleries, an interactive science lab, and history exhibits are among the many attractions offered.
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100% 1 votes
Art Gallery 38 S 3rd Street, Newark, OH 43055 MoreLess Info
Licking Co Art Gallery is an art gallery offering art shows, art workshops, and a gift shop. The gallery holds an art show monthly, showcasing a series of rotating art exhibits -- featuring artwork from the galleries' members.
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