- 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.
90% 211 votes
756 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204 MoreLess Info
Originally constructed in 1942, World War II Lookout Tower/ Fire Control Tower No. 23, is the last restorable World War II tower that was part of Fort Miles. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower.
80% 10 votes
504 Route 9, Cape May Court House, NJ MoreLess Info
Featuring a genealogical library, Cape May County Historical Museum highlights the history of the region by showcasing historical artifacts for the public. The museum is housed in a historic building with a doctor's office, child's room, and sitting room.
Serving as a nature center, The Wetlands Institute is dedicated to preserve the animal life of the marine wetlands and put them on display to teach the public about the inhabitants. The center also has activities for visitors to enjoy the wetland environment like kayaking, dune walking, and trail tours.
The Cape May Lighthouse was built in 1854 and is 157-feet tall. The lighthouse is the third on the site and used bricks from the lighthouse built in 1847, and visitors can climb up 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse.
Many glass pieces are put on display at the GlassRoots Gallery. Visitors can view the unique, whimsical, and classic glass works in the gallery and then purchase items within the linked store for special souvenir.
Ocean Galleries offers visitors an opportunity to view and purchase artwork created by local artists and craftsmen. Primarily featuring landscape and seaside watercolors and prints, the gallery also offers sculpture, furniture and other handcrafts as well.
An area known for its beaches, Downtown Stone Harbor has over 100 specialty shops and restaurants and is completely walkable. Visitors can rent boats, see the park and its many trails or enjoy attractions like the bird sanctuary.
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261 96th St Suite 118, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 MoreLess Info
A full service pottery painting studio, Island Studio Paint Your Own Pottery glazes and fires pottery pieces that patrons paint at the studio. Additional activities include mosaics and construction of glass items like necklaces, tiles and bowls.
Island Art is a local art gallery featuring a large variety of paintings and other artwork available for purchase. Beach and tropical artwork, beach photography, and beach-themed furniture are among the many works available.