- The list below includes 301 free or cheap things to do in or near Arlington, Texas, including 100 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Observatories & Planetariums and Dog Park.
- From River Legacy Park to Tails & Trails Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Arlington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving and Grand Prairie.
Walk the grounds of Chandor Gardens and be at one with nature. The 3.5-acre estate, which combines Chinese architecture with a formal English garden, includes scenic landscaping, soothing fountains and a 30-foot man-made waterfall.
85% 163 votes
One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069 MoreLess Info
The 289-acre Head Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is divided into three parts, a tall grass prairie, bottomland hardwood, and limestone escarpment, and visitors can see all on the 6.5-mile nature trail. The museum also has a native plant garden, and science exhibits.
67% 3 votes
901 East Washington, Rockwall, TX 75087 MoreLess Info
Located off of the historic downtown square of Rockwall, in Harry Myers Park is the Rockwall County Historical Foundation. The grounds feature an 1850's historic home, carriage house, pond, gazebo and renters cabin from the 1920's.
96% 24 votes
1405 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney, TX 75069 MoreLess Info
The community-owned and locally-maintained Towne Lake Recreation Area is spread over a rather large area that includes a 22-acre lake. Amenities of the park include lit hiking and biking trails, restrooms, concession services, paddle boat rentals, a fishing pier, and nine horseshoe courts.
A 14-screen movie theater, Cinemark Movies 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers self-service and mobile ticketing, a game room and a concession area with food and drinks.
An entertainment center, Urban Air Trampoline Park provides trampoline activities including open jump, slam dunk basketball, dodgeball and fitness classes. The park also hosts weekly events, summer camps and private events like birthday parties.
The Granbury Ghosts & Legends Tour offers a spooky evening event of ghost stories and legends around the historic areas of Grandbury. Guides lead the walking tours dressed in costumes from the Civil War era and speak about famous local spirits like the Faceless Girl and even John Wilkes Booth.