- The list below includes 24 free or cheap things to do in or near Rome, New York, including 34 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Mini Golf and Movie Theaters.
- From Fort Stanwix National Monument to Liberty Gardens/Thron Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Rome and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Utica.
A restored Revolutionary War fort and museum, the Fort Stanwix National Monument displays original artifacts from the revolutionary era. Exhibits in the museum cover the American Revolution, the Iroquois Confederation, and New York history.
A neighborhood park with sports facilities including a baseball field and basketball courts, Liberty Gardens/Thron Park also features playground equipment for kids. In addition, there are large open spaces and an arboretum.
Serving as the primary park for the town of Floyd, Te-Ya-Nun-Soke Park focuses around multiple ball fields. Teams of Little League, Minor League, soft ball, and T-ball use the facilities at the park during the playing season.
Developed in 2003, Uvanni Park is a pocket park featuring a children's playground that includes swings, slides and a play structure. The park also provides trees, park benches and grassy areas suitable for recreational activities.
Located on the historic site where Erie Canal construction began, Erie Canal Village features historical timelines, artifacts, and recreations of moments in the canal's history. It is a reconstruction of a 19th century village.
The only remaining station of original design, the H.P. Sears Service Station Museum features a nostalgic exterior and educational interior. The museum is home to authentic 1929 service pumps, oil changing station and various artifacts used by the servicemen of the 20's and 30's,