- The list below includes 413 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbia, Maryland, including 124 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Lake, Parks and Bowling.
- From Centennial Park to Lake Kittamaqundi, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Washington, Silver Spring and Bethesda.
Displaying an array of artwork from paintings to jewelry and other attire, Cotton Duck Art & Apparel is more than an art gallery. Along with works created by the store owner Jerome Scott, other artists periodically display their works here.
Multiple wooded areas are located within the 415 acres of Rockburn Branch Park. Divided into two sections, the park offers over seven miles of trails, 10 ball diamonds, six multipurpose turf fields, and an 18-hole disc golf course.
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9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723 MoreLess Info
Providing fitness opportunities to the community, North Laurel Community Center offers amenities like a gymnasium, activity rooms, and fitness equipment. The center has a 12,000 square foot skate park with a cement bowl and ramps.
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8419 Baltimore Nat'l. Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043 MoreLess Info
A 32-lane bowling center, Brunswick Zone - Normandy offers open and league bowling with widescreen monitors. The center provides a snack bar, a pro shop, a full bar with adult beverages, arcade games and a billiard table.
Extra Innings of Elkridge features indoor batting cages for baseball enthusiasts of all ages. The center is open year round and features over 23,000 square feet of training area and seven indoor batting cages.
The Laurel Museum is a converted 1840s mill workers' home that offers the chance to learn about the history of the local area through its exhibits. The location also features a research library with photographs, files, and items.
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300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228 MoreLess Info
The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum is a historical museum focused on educating the public on the life of Benjamin Banneker, a renowned scientist and abolitionist. Attractions include educational exhibits, horticultural demonstration areas, and walking trails.