- The list below includes 86 free or cheap things to do in or near Rock Hill, South Carolina, including 67 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Walking Trails, Movie Theaters and Gardens.
- From Glencairn Gardens to Ebenezer Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Rock Hill and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Charlotte, Matthews, Belmont and Gastonia.
Glencairn Gardens is an 11-acre botanical garden with a wide variety of plants. Visitors can use paved walkways to explore the landscaped lawns, see ducks and fish in ponds, and even plant seeds in a public vegetable garden.
Located along Lake Wylie, Ebenezer Park is situated on 26 acres and provides opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating at the lake. The park also features 69 campsites with hookups as well as areas for walking and picnics.
A 70-acre sports complex, Manchester Meadows Park features lighted natural and synthetic turf fields as well as a soccer pavilion. The park also offers a children's playground, walking and biking trails, a small lake and picnic areas.
Walkers and bicyclists alike can take advantage of Riverwalk Community's Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Offering scenic river views and park amenities like benches and pet stations, it connects easily to other nearby trails.
Cherry Park features a baseball complex, a playground, picnic areas, tennis courts, and walking/running trails for kids and adults. At the entrance to the complex stands a statue of Mighty Casey, a well-known baseball player in Ernest Thayer's poem.
Situated on 10-acres of land, Oakwood Acres Park is a recreational park that features multiple sand volleyball courts, a swimming pool, a playground, and two youth baseball fields. The park also has a picnic shelter.
Featuring a number of sports facilities, Winthrop Park can be used for tennis, basketball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and disc golf. The park provides a children's playground, biking trails, picnic tables, shelters and a pond.
The staff at Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour is dedicated to introducing their guests to adventure from on high. Since 2004, visitors have chosen from a variety of zipline packages, including a 3-hour expedition over 9 lines between 100-year old oaks and across the Catawba River.