- 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.
For over 80 years, the Majestic Theater has been host to endless films and live productions. This small-town theaters boasts vintage ambiance and architecture as well as on-site catering and full-service concessions.
Presenting a venue for fine art performances, Franklin Park is a favorite spot of locals and visitors to Purcellville. The venue's performers perform classic stage plays, musicals, holiday specials, one man shows and comedic acts.
11% 19 votes
106 North Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 MoreLess Info
Pioneer Lines Scenic Railway takes guests through a journey of early American History. The train traverses through the picturesque countryside and offers events such as murder mystery trains and parties.
100% 3 votes
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
The Appalachian Trail is a famous, 2000 mile trail that allows hikers to explore the Appalachia region of New England. The trail is strung with a variety of lakes, streams, forests, stone structures, and wildlife.
100% 2 votes
Roosevelt Island DC to Allegheny Highlands PA, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Potomac Heritage Trail offers visitors outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, biking, rafting, and boating. The trail goes through forests, has rocky terrain, and passes by streams. There are also views of the Potomac River.
Running along an old canal, Armory Canal Trail offers placards with historical information and views of old factories and ruins. The trail can be used for hiking and has wildlife like birds, fish and turtles that can be seen.
Offering free admission, Freedom Museum was created to honor military personnel and the contribution they have made to liberty. With quality exhibits and the sharing of patriotic stories, it makes an ideal field trip for schools or youth groups.
93% 411 votes
111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to preserving the history for the largest battle of the Civil War, Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum contains educational exhibits. The exhibits display information about the battle, the hospital that cared for the wounded, and its religious history.
93% 70 votes
Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,184-mile long public footpath that was constructed by volunteers over the course of 16 years. The Appalachian Conservatory Trail was organized to help protect the trail.