- The list below includes 73 free or cheap things to do in or near Bay City, Michigan, including 45 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Bowling, History Museums and Parks.
- From Riverwalk Pier to Wenonah Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bay City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Midland, Saginaw, Frankenmuth and Caseville.
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Featuring 24 synthetic lanes, State Lanes & Thirsty's Sports Pub offers open and league bowling along with private event and party hosting. The facility has a pub and grill that provides food, drinks, televisions and karaoke.
A 26-lane bowling facility, Valley Lanes provides open and league bowling along with an 18-hole miniature golf course, laser maze and bumper cars. The center provides pool tables, an arcade room and a dining menu featuring American cuisine.
Home to Kiwassee Lake, Stratford Woods Park features a sandy beach and access to the water for fishing and swimming. The park provides trails suitable for hiking, picnic areas with grills, a children's playground and courts for basketball and volleyball.
Roll-Arena offers a roller skating floor dimension of 180ft by 80ft. The Arena's surface is made of maple with the latest synthetic coating and has been expanded multiple times, including the addition of a restaurant called The Wheel House Grill.
At Midland Community Stadium, visitors can watch football games from the local high school. The bleachers are built on incline of a hill next to the field, providing visitors with a bird's eye view of the game.
Located in Central Michigan, Barstow Woods Park is an outdoor recreational space offering year round activities. Its trails are ideal for nature walks, runs and bike rides, and in the winter, the park further provides for winter sports.
There are 18 acres of land that compose Central Park, which offers four tennis courts, a fitness course, a softball field, benches, and picnic tables. The park is also home to the Chemical City Band concerts during the summer.
The Tridge in Midland is a three-way wooden footbridge that covers the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers. The pathway is available to walkers and cyclists, with easy access to a park and the Pere Marquette Rail Trail.