- The list below includes 392 free or cheap things to do in or near Sterling, Virginia, including 117 different types of inexpensive activities like Laser Tag, Family Fun Center, Bowling and Go Karts.
- From Algonkian Regional Park to Briar Patch Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sterling and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Arlington, Silver Spring and Bethesda.
88% 56 votes
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151 MoreLess Info
Run by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Air & Space Museum is a museum that houses the world's largest collection of space and aviation artifacts and memorabilia. In addition to tours, the museum also offers access to lectures and events.
The focus of the 476-acre Lake Fairfax Park is the 20-acre lake itself that offers fishing and boating. There is also an on-site waterpark known as The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole with a lazy river, tunnels, slides, and an interactive water play area for children.
98% 2836 votes
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151 MoreLess Info
Two huge hangars compose the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Thousands of aviation and space artifacts are on display such as a Concorde and the space shuttle Discovery.
93% 181 votes
National Air & Space Museum, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151 MoreLess Info
The historic Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center is a museum that displays thousands of aviation and space artifacts. The museum is best known for being the home of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and the Discovery space shuttle.
68% 22 votes
Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151 MoreLess Info
As the biggest IMAX screen in all of Northern Virginia, the Airbus IMAX Theatre strives to give movie-goers a unique and memorable movie experience. The movies are projected on special screens that are several stories high.
Herndon Parks and Recreation provides activities for the community through the provision of a wide range of parks, facilities and recreation programs. They operate the Herndon Community Center, Herndon Festival and Labor Day Festival, and oversee eleven neighborhood parks.