- The list below includes 26 free or cheap things to do in or near Pinehurst, North Carolina, including 42 different types of inexpensive activities like Playgrounds, Movie Theaters, Music Venue and Specialty Museums.
- From Sandhills Horticultural Gardens to Camelot Playground, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pinehurst and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Southern Pines, Rockingham, Seagrove and Sanford.
The Sandhill Horticultural Gardens feature a delightful assortment of botanical displays, including impressive formal gardens, lush lawns and soaring trees. Admission is free. Tours are available for groups of 10 of more and must be scheduled via telephone two weeks prior to the tour date.
The local history museum of Pinehurst, North Carolina is called the Tufts Archives. It contains a wealth of information regarding the history of Pinehurst and surrounding areas. The Tufts Archives relies on donations and does not charge an admission fee.
The 300-stall Pinehurst Harness Track is a huge equestrian racing facility in Pinehurst, North Carolina. It features two tracks, on-site veterinary services, a blacksmith, a fine restaurant and other appealing amenities. The track also hosts many regional harness races and may be rented for private events.
The Sandhills Cinemas Movie Hotline provides information about features and showtimes for Sandhills Cinemas movie theaters. The local Southern Pines theater is the Frank Theatres Sandhills Stadium 10, a ten theater movie multiplex.
A movie theater featuring 10 screens, Sandhills Stadium 10 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, a party room, 3D movies and a concession area with food and drinks.
Reservoir Park houses a 95-acre lake, and offers various nature/hiking trails, boating and fishing areas, and open play areas. A disc golf course, picnic shelters with grills, and restrooms are also available on site.