- 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.
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123 (Suite B) W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 MoreLess Info
Fun and interactive, Kidzu Children's Museum offers a variety of activities to enhance the education of both children and adults. Programs include hands-on learning in the areas of art, theater, music, health and nutrition.
Showing the latest in movie releases, Omni Cinemas 8 serves all of Fayetteville and its surrounding areas. For added enjoyment, this theater may show special holiday films and offers convenient concessions for movie goers.
A branch of the Carmike Cinemas theater chain, Carmike Marketfair 15 Cinemas is a 15-theater movie multiplex. It shows first-run Hollywood films, and offers a variety of specials, matinees, and combo options.
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250 E Franklin St, CB 3480, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 MoreLess Info
Both permanent and traveling science exhibits are presented at the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. The shows within planetarium vary throughout the month and cover special presentations of nature documentaries along with standard astronomy shows.
Fayetteville's Carmike Cinemas is a branch of the Carmike Cinemas chain, which has theaters all over the United States. This branch is located in a mall, and features first-run movies and a variety of refreshments.
Boshamer Stadium is a baseball stadium in Chapel Hill and is the home of the North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team. Since expansion, the stadium has a listed capacity of 4,100, but has standing room for up to 5,000.
Showing a mix of independent films and blockbuster hits, Varsity Theatre offers popcorn with real butter. They typically show 2 movies at a time. Visitors can rent out the theater for fundraisers, birthday parties, and other events.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill own and manages the beautiful Coker Arboretum. This botanical garden is free to the public and is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed weekend afternoon with family and friends.
Dedicated to the beauty of the stars, the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is located in coveted 'dark sky country,' enabling its telescopes to see much more than those in areas with greater light pollution. The Planetarium is open throughout the year and offers special programs for kids.
As a renovated 1940s theater, The Cary Downtown Theater offers visitors a 7,000 square foot venue to watch a variety of professional and amateur theatrical performances. Throughout the year, visitors can attend dance recitals, comedy, film showings, and more.