- The list below includes 285 free or cheap things to do in or near Barnstable, Massachusetts, including 87 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Fishing, Comedy Clubs and Art Museum.
- From Sturgis Library to Kalmus Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Barnstable and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oak Bluffs, Hyannis, Dennis and Eastham.
Named in honor of artisans Ralph and Martha Cahoon, the Cahoon Museum of American Art includes works from 19th/20th century artists. The collection also includes contemporary pieces along with folk art and works that celebrate the beauty of Cape Cod.
Spanning over 220 years, the artifacts collected by the U.S. Coast Guard Museum tell a story of the country's maritime history. View artifacts including dinnerware, oil lamps used on historic missions, flags, metals, and navigation tools.
A unique entertainment venue near Cape Cod, Balls to the Wall Paintball is a fun place for families with kids. Providing activities like laser tag, skating and indoor paintball, it is an ideal place to visit in inclement weather.
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Trayser Museum Group Coast Guard Heritage Museum has two floors worth of exhibits revolving around the Coast Guard, lighthouses, lightships and boat rescues. They display uniforms, artifacts, and models and also have a gift shop.
Accommodating novices and fishermen of all skill levels, Lady J Sport Fishing takes visitors to bay's prime bass fishing locations. The captain provides all the necessary fishing equipment, from custom rods to light tackle.
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour is a free self-guided tour of the factory premises, including the assembly line, where visitors can view how the company manages to produce almost 200,000 bags of chips in a day.
Cape Cod Beer is the only distributing microbrewery in Cape Cod. Besides its famous drinks such as Flagship Cape Cod Red and Beach Blonde Ale, it also offers many seasonal varietals such as Harvest Ale and Stargazer Stout.