- The list below includes 18 free or cheap things to do in or near Buckhannon, West Virginia, including 39 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, National & State Parks, Skating Rinks and Hiking Trails.
- From Audra State Park to Upshur Cinema, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Buckhannon and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Elkins, Weston, Clarksburg and Philippi.
Visitors to Audra State Park, Buckhannon, may hike, swim, river tube, or relax in a scenic location. The popular Alum Cave Trail follows boardwalk beneath sandstone cliffs. Campgrounds close to river. Other amenities include showers and camp store
The Lascaux Micro-Theater in Buckhannon, West Virginia is a very small unique theater that consists of 40 seats. Movie entertainment is usually featured on the weekends. The theater has been in business since 2002.
In business since 1950, Skateland offers an indoor skating rink for its guests. It has 'glo-skating' events where visitors can skate under black light. It also has a large, inflatable outdoor cinema screen available for rent.
Appalachian Glass offers over 500 handcrafted and mouth-blown soda-lime crystal products including stemware and vases, and visitors can watch these products being made. In addition, the company sells handcrafted candles in over 50 scents.
The Mountaineer Military Museum displays memorabilia commemorating the service, particularly of West Virginians, from all branches of the military. The museum is the fulfillment of one man's graveside promise to 'never let anyone forget' his fallen brethren.
The Museum of American Art is dedicated to presenting the story of glass making in America and especially in West Virginia, and visitors can see products from Blenko Glass Company, Fenton, and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Carrara Art among others. The museum also includes the National Marble Museum.
Constructed between 1858 and 1881, the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was better known as the Weston State Hospital, and is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in the United States, and may be the second largest in the world. Visitors can tour the building that housed 2,400 people in the 1950s.
Colonel Edward Jackson developed the Stonewall Mill area, and adopted Tom and his sister Laura before the Civil War, but during the Civil War, Tom became known as General Stonewall, while his sister aided Union troops using her home as a hospital. The Extension Service maintains the area.