- The list below includes 62 free or cheap things to do in or near Albany, New York, including 85 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Sites, Movie Theaters, Parks and Architectural Buildings.
- From Washington Park to US Route 20, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Albany and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Troy, Schenectady, Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs.
Featuring one of the largest collection of antique aviation equipment in the world, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, features weekend airshows for fans of all ages. The aerodrome also features antique motorcycles, automobiles, and exhibits from the 'Golden Age of Aviation'.
Constructed in the early 1900s, Hildene was the family estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Visit the Georgian Revival-style house, grounds and gardens. Highlights include a 1000-pipe organ played daily, farm, original 1835 one-room schoolhouse and a restored wooden Pullman rail …
To entertain the adventurous little ones in the family, Adventure Racing offers an exhaustive selection of activities. The park features go-kart racing for all ages, laser tag, bumper cars, an indoor arcade and paintball.
Located within a 40,000 square-foot facility, Adventure Family Fun Center is an entertainment complex featuring a number of enjoyable and exciting attractions. Go-karts, laser tag, a 70-foot rock climbing wall, and a large game arcade are among the attractions offered.
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1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254 MoreLess Info
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home was the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. The Home is open to guests for tours of the home, grounds and walking trails.
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1089 State Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804 MoreLess Info
Designed in a fun and whimsical pirate theme, Pirates Cove Adventure Golf is fun for the whole family. The center features 18-holes of miniature golf, and hosts an annual charity event, Putting For Patriots.
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443 Queensbury Avenue, Queensbury, NY 12804 MoreLess Info
Held in September, Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival is an annual event that features live music, food, crafts and independently booked balloon rides. Over 4 days the free festival draws upwards of 150,000 visitors.
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389 Salisbury Turnpike, Rhinebeck, NY MoreLess Info
Opened in 1979, Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens is a garden and nursery home to a large variety of plants. Visitors to the gardens commonly enjoy purchasing fruits and vegetables, viewing the many flowers, or enjoying the picturesque scenery.
The Ferncliff Forest is a community managed nature and wildlife preserve famous for its derrick-style tower that can be climbed for scenic views of the Hudson Valley area. The park also has many nature trails and allows camping by visitors.