- The list below includes 327 free or cheap things to do in or near Bristol, Connecticut, including 112 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Bowling, Children's Museums and Parks.
- From Bristol Public Library to Page Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bristol and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hartford, West Hartford, Hamden and South Windsor.
Rockwell Park is a recreational park that features a basketball court, a playground, a skate park, a volleyball court, a splash pad, and picnic areas. The park also offers hiking trails that can be used for running or walking.
Bristol, Connecticut is home to the American Clock & Watch Museum, the United States' largest museum of its kind. Guests may browse historical exhibits, learn about timepiece construction and research antique or heirloom watches.
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95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010 MoreLess Info
Families admire artistry and the history of entertainment at New England Carousel Museum. In addition to tours, the museum also offers kids carnivals and holds community art events for children.
The Imagine Nation Children's Museum features a variety of interpretive exhibitions and role-playing activities for young guests to enjoy, including the chance to play as an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter. The museum also hosts events during the year.
Located in Bristol, Connecticut, The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum is a storehouse of vintage horror-movie memorabilia. The works of Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and their contemporaries are immortalized in the museum's collection of costumes, props, photos and more.
A bowling center featuring 40 lanes, Spare Time Bristol offers open and league bowling along with a laser tag arena. The center provides a sports grill, high-definition televisions, private event hosting and arcade games.
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Lake Compounce Amusement Park, 217 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010 MoreLess Info
The Haunted Graveyard is a haunted attraction that is a part of Lake Compounce Amusement Park. Visitors can experience a variety of scares and thrills including spiders, witches, catacombs, a cemetery, and the zombie forest.