- The list below includes 60 free or cheap things to do in or near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, including 69 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Bowling, Colleges & Universities and Cooking Classes.
- From Dickinson College to Kings Gap Environmental Education & Training Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Carlisle and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg and Middletown.
Only 1 in 100 students that apply to Dickinson College is accepted by the four-year liberal arts college. Students have been receiving an education at this campus since 1773, and the campus contains several buildings that were built in the 1800s.
94% 48 votes
500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle, PA MoreLess Info
Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center has 16 miles of hiking trails. The center also has a 32-room stone mansion that is used to train government officials in environmental issues.
LeTort Park features a pavilion for gatherings and picnics, a playground built for climbing, along with slides and swing set. The park also includes a baseball field for getting a game together and duck pond for wildlife watching.
95% 281 votes
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center has a one-mile Army Heritage Trail where people can see 14 periods in the Army's history, often with period dressed interpreters. The center also has over 16 million items of Army history available for researchers, along with a cafe and a gift shop.
93% 42 votes
21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
Cumberland County Historical Society has a large textile collection of quilts and ceremonial clothes dating from the early 1800s through 2000. The society also has military weapons, military equipment, furniture, pottery, woodcarvings, paintings, drawings, cookie cutters, and cobbler tools.
Guests can choose from over 200 avocational cooking classes at The Kitchen Shoppe Cooking School. The school and shop also serves a gourmet superstore with more than 20,000 food and cooking related items.
In addition to a restaurant, Mayapple Golf Club offers a 5,000 square foot driving range where visitors can work on their stroke. The club also offers personalized golf lessons with trained instructors from the pro shop.
An eight-screen movie theater, Regal Carlisle Commons Stadium 8 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a game room, mobile ticketing and a concession area with food and drinks.
A movie theater featuring eight auditoriums, Regal Carlisle Commons Stadium 8 displays first-run movies using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a game room and a lobby snack bar with food and drinks.
An eight-screen movie theater, Regal Carlisle Commons Stadium 8 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers mobile ticketing, stadium seating, a game room and a snack bar with food and drinks.