- The list below includes 140 free or cheap things to do in or near Rhinebeck, New York, including 82 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Other Entertainment, Specialty Museums and Botanical Gardens.
- From Omega Institute to Burger Hill Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Rhinebeck and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Saugerties and Kingston.
Providing a holistic, innovative learning experience for visitors since 1977, the Omega Institute, fosters an approach toward living with natural healing and spiritual well-being. Featuring weekend and week-ling retreats and educational sessions treat yourself to Omega today.
Located on 76 acres, Burger Hill Park features open meadows and a 550-foot hilltop offering mountain views. The park can be used for walking, picnicking and birding as well as sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
The Ferncliff Forest is a community managed nature and wildlife preserve famous for its derrick-style tower that can be climbed for scenic views of the Hudson Valley area. The park also has many nature trails and allows camping by visitors.
Located on land that was originally purchased in 1852, the Wilderstein Historic Site, offers a rare glimpse of life in the Hudson River Valley in the late 17th through 19th centuries. The extensive collection features generations of historic memorabilia and artifacts.
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Opened in 1979, Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens is a garden and nursery home to a large variety of plants. Visitors to the gardens commonly enjoy purchasing fruits and vegetables, viewing the many flowers, or enjoying the picturesque scenery.
Wilderstein Preservation is located on a wooded bluff that overlooks the beautiful Hudson River. Mansion tours are available to see inside the historic property, but guests can also explore the trails throughout the property's 40 acres.
Featuring one of the largest collection of antique aviation equipment in the world, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, features weekend airshows for fans of all ages. The aerodrome also features antique motorcycles, automobiles, and exhibits from the 'Golden Age of Aviation'.
A historic theater and intimate movie venue, Upstate Films Theaters presents a variety of films, ranging from first-run Hollywood blockbusters to foreign films, art films, and classics. It also hosts lectures and other events.
Featuring classical music and live entertainment, Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra performs at numerous venues around Rhinebeck. The group includes a community of musicians from all over the Hudson Valley Area.