- The list below includes 247 free or cheap things to do in or near Torrington, Connecticut, including 114 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, History Museums, Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- From Burr Pond State Park to Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Torrington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hartford, West Hartford, Simsbury and Bristol.
Beautiful Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, Connecticut offers facilities for picnicking, kayaking, hiking and swimming. The picnic area has a large shelter, and the convenient boat launch makes it easy to get in the water.
The Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum features glass, painting, and ceramic collections for visitors to view. The location, which contains a 1930s-style kitchen, offers guided tours that provide information on the history of the building and its former tenants.
Focusing on educating young children, the KidsPlay Children's Museum strives to make learning fun. The museum teaches through multi-sensory, hands-on exhibits that allow children to become fully immersed in the educational experience.
Artwell provides gallery space to exhibit contemporary works by both professional and amateur artists. They offer instruction in traditional visual art forms and emerging and technology-based visual art forms and also provide educational lectures on the visual arts.
An art gallery named for its featured artist, Thomas F McKnight features a wide selection of paintings, silk screen prints, and posters. McKnight's subject matter is eclectic, and includes landscapes, scenes from myth, and whimsical scenes.
The Torrington Historical Society is devoted to preserving and raising awareness of local history and culture. One of the society's chief activities is maintaining the Hotchkiss-Fyler estate, the birthplace of John Brown.