- The list below includes 138 free or cheap things to do in or near Apex, North Carolina, including 63 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Jordan Lake State Recreation Area to American Tobacco Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Apex and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham.
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96% 705 votes
433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704 MoreLess Info
Based in Durham, North Carolina, the Museum of Life + Science has one of the largest butterfly gardens in the United States. It also features indoor exchibits, live animals and hands-on stations for children and adults.
98% 127 votes
9525 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
Paddle Creek is a rafting and kayaking outfitter that offers guided kayak and raft trips. The trips are suitable for kayakers and rafters of all skill and ability levels, and feature experienced and trained guides.
74% 23 votes
12936 Ghoston Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
A working family farm and petting zoo, Winterpast Farm allows people to interact with animals such as sheep, goats, peacocks, chickens, donkeys and more. A hands-on and educational experience, Winterpast Farm welcomes schools and groups.
100% 5 votes
11405 Falls of Neuse Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
Falls Lake Visitor Assistance Center is a great place to start a visit to Wake Forest. The center offers exhibits on the local wildlife and recreation and offers several hiking trails leading from the center into forest, lake shore and fields.
67% 3 votes
6105 Riverside Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
Following along the Neuse River for several miles, North Raleigh Trail is used for walking, running, and biking. The trail is also dog friendly and has a paved path with plenty of shade from trees.
92% 106 votes
13304 Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
A 12,000-acre lake surrounded by 26,000 acres of woodlands offers a variety of outdoor activities at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Camping, boating, hiking, fishing and swimming are just some of the activities available at this park, open year-round.
86% 133 votes
4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC MoreLess Info
Important to the Civil War, Bennett Place Historic Site offers guided tours and educational programs for schools and youth groups. Along with the museum, there are walking trails, outdoor exhibits and a picnic area for visitors to enjoy.
88% 164 votes
Cape Fear River
Wilmington, NC MoreLess Info
Located in northeastern North Carolina, the Cape Fear River stretches 200+ miles to the Atlantic Ocean. The basin of the river is the largest in the state. A trail runs along the long stream and popular birding area.
100% 3 votes
12098 New Falls of Neuse Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
Spanning nearly 28 miles, Neuse River Greenway Trail extends from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake County Line. It can be used for walking, biking and wildlife viewing and features river crossings, trees, wetlands and bridges.
89% 56 votes
572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford, NC 27330 MoreLess Info
The 177-acre San-Lee Park offers a host of activities including hiking and biking trails, picnic facilities, playground, nature center and two stocked lakes for fishing. Campsite rentals for both RV and tent camping also are available.