- The list below includes 56 free or cheap things to do in or near Swansboro, North Carolina, including 45 different types of inexpensive activities like Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Art Gallery and Beaches.
- From Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC to Hammock's Beach State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Swansboro and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Emerald Isle.
69% 36 votes
714 S Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
The Topsail Skating Rink on Topsail Beach is a roller skating rink. It is located above the post office, and has hardwood floors, 45-RPM music, and a record player, along with sodas and snacks.
The Missiles and More Museum contains a detailed history of naval and military activities in the Topsail Island region. The museum has several displays and a variety of pictures, films, and local artifacts available for viewing.
Managed by the USDA Forest Service, the Island Creek Trail is a lovely half-mile hiking trail. It is fairly flat and suitable for novice hikers, and affords breathtaking views of native and transplanted vegetation. The trail is free to use.
89% 45 votes
100 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC MoreLess Info
Featuring a rebuild of a Confederate Navy boat, Css Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center offers visitors displays of historical artifacts from that time. While touring the center, visitors will learn about the destruction of the ship.
100% 2 votes
118 S Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501 MoreLess Info
The Fire Station Museum-Caswell No 1 is a firefighter museum that displays a collection of helmets, nozzles, ladders, and fire extinguishers that span a 100-year time period. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10am-5pm.
89% 104 votes
311 N. Herritage Street, 127 W North Street, Kinston, NC 28501 MoreLess Info
Started in 2008, Mother Earth Brewing features a full-scale brewery as well as a tap room for sampling beers or hosting events. Free public tours of the brewery are offered Tuesday through Saturday.
A multi-faceted facility for all ages, the Neuseway Nature Park features a health and science museum, planetarium, wildlife exhibits, nature trails, fishing and full-service campground. The center is welcome to groups and is open year-round, six days a week.