- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Bedford, Indiana, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, History Museums, Bowling and Breweries.
- From Hoosier National Forest to Bluespring Caverns, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bedford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bloomington, French Lick, Nashville and West Baden Springs.
An old-school drive in movie attraction dating back to 1950, the Center Brook Drive-In screens a variety of first-run films, most appropriate for the whole family. The theater also offers an array of concessions.
Battle of Corydon Battlefield witnessed the only civil battle in Indiana. Visit to experience history through cabin tours. Real cannons and a reenactment of the battle in the month of July are main attractions.
On O'Bannon Woods State Park are found 9 trails, a nature center, and camping sites with all the amenities included, a Family Aquatic Center and others. There is also a Stagestop campground which accommodates people in manners similar to those of the past centuries.
Featuring both an indoor and outdoor course, Golf Shores Fun Center provides 18 hole miniature golf courses with a variety of themes, from black light to waterfalls. The facility has an arcade area with various classic video games.
Colonial Lanes Bowling Center Inc is a bowling alley and amusement complex that offers many lanes, all equippable with bumpers for kids. It offers league play, occasional tournaments, and open bowling, and hosts birthday parties, as well.
The YMCA of Harrison County is a charitable organization that has the goal of putting into practice healthy programs that build a healthy body and spirit. The facility gives financial assistance to qualified individuals.
The Artisan Center is a non-profit organization that promotes and represents artists and art programs and identifies projects that promote art in the community. The center has an art shop that sells artwork by local artisans.