- 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.
Situated along the Patuxent River, Riverfront Park measures 30.2 acres and features wetland areas and historic dam ruins. The park provides trails for hiking and biking, a children's playground, picnic tables, grills, pavilions and restroom facilities.
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8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043 MoreLess Info
Patapsco Valley State Park offers guests the opportunity to go hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, and cycling. Visitors may also go hunting at this site, which features an 'OPERATION: CAMPOUT!' program.
371 Armstrong Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy scares and thrills at Laurels House Of Horror, a haunted house. The haunted house resides on the site of the Old Movie Theater in Laurel's historic district.
Located on Fort Meade Road, Laurel, the Dutch Country Farmers Market has different kinds of food to choose from. Visitors have been raving about the homemade breads, pies, cakes, fruits, vegetables, meat, and more.
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8290 Colony Seven Rd., Baltimore, MD 20701 MoreLess Info
Operated by the NSA, or National Security Agency, the National Cryptologic Museum is devoted to codebreaking and its history. The museum features an array of exhibits highlighting the importance of cryptology in American and world history.
A 24-screen theater, Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD offers first-run feature films using digital projection, RealD 3D and High Frame Rate 3D. The theater provides arcade games, a private event room and a concession area with food and drinks.