- 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.
There is indoor climbing at the Albany Indoor Rockgym for every skill level. The center features a variety of overhangs, floor-to-ceiling cracks, and even several cave-like crawl spaces for more adventurous climbers.
56% 16 votes
30 Aviation Road, Albany, NY 12205 MoreLess Info
Rudy A Ciccotti Family Recreation Center includes a fitness center with 2 gymnasiums, an indoor track and many group exercise classes. Their aquatic center features a splash pool, lazy river, water slides and several other swimming pools.
1036 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 MoreLess Info
The Madison Theater provides entertainment including movies in their three theaters and live events in a 168-capacity performance venue with a balcony. Their lobby and cafe area features many snacks and drinks.
24 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 50% Off at Children's Museum of Science and Technology
250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to cultivating curiosity and discovery in the minds of our youth, the Childrens Museum of Science and Technology (The Jr. Museum) has been accomplishing that mission for over 50 years. Exhibits include nanotechnology, weather, power generation and much more.
Part of Hudson Valley Community College, The Joseph L Bruno Stadium is a minor league baseball stadium that is home to the Tri-City ValleyCats. It offers seating for 4,500 along with luxury suites, grass seating and picnic areas.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is located in a converted bank building that was constructed in 1823. Named to the National Register of Historic Places, the music hall is in use 150 days per year with the symphony, musical guests, and comedy acts.
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57 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180 MoreLess Info
Hosting many events throughout the year, the Rensselaer County Historical Society has made it its mission to preserve every important moment in local history. Attractions include the Hart-Cluett House, photographs, and many pieces of art.
Situated on nearly 80 acres, Prospect Park sits on land deeded to the city in 1902 by the Warren family. The park provides a playground, spray pool, nature trails, picnic areas and facilities for tennis, basketball, softball and soccer.