- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Sanford, North Carolina, including 65 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From San-Lee Park to San-Lee Recreation & Educational Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sanford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Apex, Southern Pines, Fuquay-Varina and Pittsboro.
Featuring a .2-acre dog park, Homestead Park is a recreational complex that includes a basketball court, batting cages, and a meeting room. The park also has a picnic shelter, a skate park, and an indoor swimming pool.
The home of author Edgar Allan Poe, the 1897 Poe House sits in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This large Victorian-style mansion is now a museum that offers several guided tours. The most popular tour emphasizes women's rights in turn-of-the-century North Carolina.
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100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301 MoreLess Info
Fayetteville, North Carolina is home to the Airborne & Special Ops Museum. This military museum offers free admission and accepts donations. In addition to its large collection of military memorabilia, the museum contains a film theater and simulator ride.
Serving as a regional historical institution, the Museum of Cape Fear features exhibits and artifacts on the history of the 20 counties of southern North Carolina. History from the time of the Native Americans through the early 20th century is covered.
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Corner of Rowan Street & Ray Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 MoreLess Info
Opened in 2007, Festival Park is a 14-acre park that includes a pedestrian walkway that ties into a creek-side trail, a main stage, and a grass lawn. The lawn can seat intimate groups as well as large crowds.
Visitors find over many pieces of pottery at the North Carolina Pottery Museum. Along with the pottery, visitors can also see artifacts and photographs helping them understand the importance of pottery in North Carolina.
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921 Buffaloe Road, Garner, NC 27529 MoreLess Info
The Garner Veteran's Memorial at Lake Benson Park is dedicated to local veterans. The site features brick and concrete structures that cover individual decades, ranging from the 1780s to the 2000s.
With a playground friendly to both kids and dogs, Lake Benson is a hub of outdoor activity. Guests enjoy the 1.8 mile walking trails, picnic shelters for family gatherings, restroom facilities, and rental options for fishing and boating.