- The list below includes 41 free or cheap things to do in or near Syracuse, New York, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Comedy Clubs, Breweries, Bowling and Go Karts.
- From Webster Pond to Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Syracuse and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Auburn, Skaneateles, East Liverpool and Cicero.
The Johnson Museum of Art is owned and operated by Cornell University. It was originally opened in 1973 and maintains a permanent collection of more than 35,000 works that span six thousand years and cover art from most of the world.
A small, historic theater with a quaint, old-fashioned atmosphere, Utica's Uptown Theatre screens first-run movies. The theater serves a variety of food and beverages at the concession stand, including popcorn, soda, and candy.
Founded in 2003, the Museum of the Earth studies the history of Earth and its life. The permanent exhibition features almost 3 million items, and cover domains like the glaciers and the coral reefs. Special programs are organized all around the year, such as the Fossil ID Day.
Founded in 1865 and part of the Ivy League, the Cornell University was ranked at number 14 by QS World University Rankings. Some of the most important of its graduates are Henry Heimlich, Carl Sagan, Thomas Pynchon, John Cleese, as well as numerous others.
A 48-lane facility, AMF Pin-O-Rama Lanes offers automatic scoring and flat-screen monitors for open and league bowling. The center provides food and drink options, pool tables, arcade game machines and a bar with sports programming.
Children and adults alike are welcomed at the Sciencenter, where they can find more than 250 hand-on exhibits, various programs such as the Moto-Inventions Day, an outdoor science park, as well as a miniature golf course. There is also a gift shop on the premises.