- The list below includes 22 free or cheap things to do in or near Sparta, Tennessee, including 25 different types of inexpensive activities like Waterfalls, Movie Theaters, Art Gallery and National & State Parks.
- From Burgess Falls to Wildcat Falls, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sparta and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cookeville, Crossville and McMinnville.
A movie theater multiplex with twelve auditoriums, the Carmike Highland 12 shows primarily first-run Hollywood releases. The theater features digital video and sound, and offers a variety of refreshment choices at the concession stand.
Cookville's Highlands Visitor Center is an information center for tourists and newcomers to the area. The center offers a wide array of brochures and maps, and features a knowledgeable and friendly staff to answer questions.
Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, the Hidden Hollow Park features a covered bridge entrance to the natural site. The park, which is home to hiking trails, features a Christmas Lights display during the Christmas holiday.
Featuring local history exhibits, the Cookeville History Museum in Cookeville, Tennessee is home to collections and artifacts that tell the story of Cookeville's history. Local history hikes are featured at the park every second Saturday.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cookeville Depot Museum is housed in the original depot building from 1909. In addition to many exhibits with Tennessee Central Railway artifacts, the museum features a park area with several historic train cars.