- The list below includes 21 free or cheap things to do in or near Athens, Texas, including 35 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, Neighborhoods, Bowling and Go Karts.
- From Lake Athens to Athens Scuba Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Athens and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Canton.
The spring-fed warm waters of the Athens Scuba Park makes the lake very enjoyable for divers. The depth of the lake is from 20 feet to 35 feet which is both safe and pleasant for most divers, whether beginners or experienced.
Visitation and outdoor education are combined with the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center for an interactive experience. It works to teach the public about conservation, stewardship of aquatic resources, and freshwater sport fishing.
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1601 Patterson Rd., Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to teaching ecology and protecting the environment, East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society features both a hiking trail and garden. Group tours are available along with rentals for special occasions like weddings and birthday celebrations.
Spanning a total of 85-acres, Cain Center & Cain Park are facilities commonly visited by members of the local community. The Cain Center is a recreational facility that includes a junior-size Olympic pool, a fitness center, and numerous meeting rooms.
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217 N. Prairieville St., Athens, TX 75751 MoreLess Info
Located in a historic brick schoolhouse, Henderson County Historical Museum offers visitors permanent displays filled with artifacts relevant to the county's history. The museum contains a replica room imitating a bedroom from the 19th century.