- 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.
One of only several nature preserves in North Carolina, the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is an important institution for many threatened and endangered animal and plant species. The preserve includes gorgeous hiking trails and a large visitors' information center.
Southern Community Park is a 72 acre park offering a variety of recreational amenities. Visitors to the park will find several athletic fields, a dog park, a disc golf course, walking trails, picnic shelters, and a playground.
At Ben Owen Pottery, visitors can view pots being made in a process similar to those made by the first generation of Owens potters in the late 1700s. Visitors can also learn more about the company at the museum, and view pots being created.
Lumina Theatre is a 4 screen movie theater with stadium seating and digital projection. The theatre airs first run films and is a part of the southern village, providing guests with access to numerous restaurants and shopping venues.
Residents of Cary, North Carolina frequently enjoy activities at the Fred G. Bond Metro Park. This large, clean park includes skateboarding facilities, a band shell, trails, a ropes course, sheltered picnic tables and a composting center.
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Thrill seekers love ZipQuest Waterfall Treetop Adventure, a company in Fayetteville, North Carolina that provides exhilarating zipline experiences. Its most unique offerings include nighttime ziplining, 'group zips' and the shriek-inducing Swing Shot daredevil jump.
Family owned and operated, Phillips Farms of Cary offers several programs that are ideal for kids. This includes seasonal activities like strawberry picking, corn mazes, a haunted farm and Christmas tree shopping.