- The list below includes 128 free or cheap things to do in or near Rio Grande, New Jersey, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Military Museums, Beaches, Mini Golf and Fishing.
- From Forgotten Warriors to The Meadows, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Rio Grande and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cape May, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Wildwood.
Founded by a dedicated veteran of the Vietnam War, the Forgotten Warriors Museum honors other Vietnam soldiers. There are also exhibits that are dedicated to the nurses who perished in the line of duty and those who served in the Korean War.
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500 Forrestal Road, Cape May, NJ 08242 MoreLess Info
During World War II Hanger #1 was an active dive-bomber squadron training facility. Today, Hanger #1 is part of the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and visitors can tour the facility to learn about aviation history.
Visitors are welcome to both the store and farm of Jersey Shore Alpacas throughout the year between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays. Children can feed some of the alpacas and the on site store features alpaca clothing, yarn, and gifts.
The day to day activities of those living in South Jersey are brought to life at the Historic Cold Spring Village which covers the years of 1789 through 1840. Interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities are offered at the site.
Wildwood Mini Golf offers visitors a 36 hole miniature golf course landscaped with rock sculptures and shrubs. In addition to miniature golf, the center has batting cages, an arcade area, an ice cream parlor, and more.
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Cape May County Airp, Wildwood, NJ 08260 MoreLess Info
The historic Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is an educational museum that features flight simulator games, a 1940s exhibit room, and an air traffic control tower. The museum displays 26 planes and helicopters.
Held on a 50-foot modern day pirate ship Dark Star Pirate Cruises offers an authentic pirate-themed cruise. Both adults and children are welcome, and the cruise includes pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunting, water cannon battles, and music.
With amenities like a heated pool and gated dog park, Holly Shores Camping Resort offers visitors 300 camp sites for RVs. The resort also provides kayak rentals that visitors can take out at the beach or the nearby freshwater lake.