- The list below includes 132 free or cheap things to do in or near Cornelius, North Carolina, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Comedy Clubs, Dog Park and Mini Golf.
- From Visit Lake Norman to Jetton Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Cornelius and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Concord, Charlotte, Huntersville and Mooresville.
A 40-lane bowling center, Strikers Family Sportscenter offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. The center also provides a pro shop, pool tables, party hosting and a snack bar with food and drinks.
An entertainment center, Fun Factory features inflatable bounce structures along with a zip line. The center also offers an arcade with video and redemption games, a party room and party packages that include food and drinks.
A museum that offers educational activities and developmental play, the Main Street Children's Museum has weekly and seasonal events. The museum can be a host for birthday parties and offers guided tours and programs.
First opened in 1950 as a children's discovery center, the Museum of York County, has grown to include a large collection of exhibits on Africa and its animals. Visitors can also visit the planetarium, naturalist center, and the local landscape.