- The list below includes 276 free or cheap things to do in or near Atlanta, Georgia, including 96 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Parks, Malls and Art Museum.
- From Oakland Cemetery to Piedmont Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Atlanta and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Decatur, Roswell, Alpharetta and Duluth.
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Mineral Museum Dr At, Cartersville, GA 30120 MoreLess Info
A part of the larger Tellus Science Museum, the William Weinman Mineral Museum features dozens of cases of minerals, gems, and intriguing rock specimens. It also features a variety of educational exhibits centering on geology.
Covering 120,000 square feet, the Booth Western Art Museum is the second largest art museum in Georgia. Its permanent collection is dedicated to the American history and culture, and contains among others 200 native artifacts and a mythic west gallery.
Georgia Frontiers offers horseback riding for all experience levels. Novice riders can enjoy scenic horseback riding in the Georgia mountains complete with detailed riding instruction while more experienced riders can enjoy lengthier rides on wooded trails with guides.
Once a Victorian mansion, Rose Lawn Museum has been hosting exhibits for over three decades with donations from private collections and historical societies. Its named is derived from the 200 rose bushes that once lined the grounds fence lines and walkways, which the museum is in the process of restoring.
Nitro Paintball is a paintball center for players at all skill levels. Fields available include a castle, fort, Western Town, speedball, multiple woods fields, and a regulation size and shape airball field. Scenario events and parties are also available.
From outer space to the age of the dinosaurs, Tellus Science Museum offers its visitors a wide variety of exhibits. The permanent collections include a fossil gallery, a mineral gallery and a science in motion gallery, among others.
Sawnee Mountain Reserve offers scenic views of the North Georgia mountains with its multiple hiking trails lined with natural rock formations. The visitor center houses multiple exhibits about the historical and cultural heritage of the area as well as a libarary and a lounge.
Created to provide an array of recreational opportunities, Central Park is equipped with several baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and a disc golf course. The facility is also contains a playground and indoor recreation center.
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1129 N Tennessee Street, Cartersville, GA 30120 MoreLess Info
A twelve-theater movie multiplex, Carmike Cinemas Plaza 12 shows primarily first-run Hollywood movies with digital video and sound. Some theaters are equipped for 3D, and the theater offers a variety of discount matinees and promotions.
Coal Mountain Park is a public park that features multiple ball fields, hiking and running trails, horseshoe pits and tennis courts. The park also offers pavilions, playgrounds, and picnic areas outfitted with barbecue grills.