- The list below includes 29 free or cheap things to do in or near Dalton, Georgia, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Visitor Centers, Bowling, Mini Golf and Other Amusement.
- From Lakeshore Park to Prater's Mill, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dalton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chatsworth, Calhoun, Chattanooga and Cleveland.
Featuring nearly four miles of paved trails, the Cleveland Greenway is a popular location for exercise and nature lovers to use. Visitors to the greenway commonly enjoy biking, jogging, or walking through the trails.
Nearly five miles of rapids are covered by the standard Ocoee Inn Rafting tours for both experienced and novice rafters. Walk-in guests are allowed but reservations are strongly advised, especially for larger groups of people.
Chattanooga's Raccoon Mountain Caverns is a mapped cave system covering almost six miles of explored territory, with many more potentially awaiting discovery. Visitors to Raccoon Mountain Caverns may also pan for gems at no extra charge.
The first commercial whitewater rafting company on the Ocoee River was Sunburst Adventures. The business still operates one of the most comprehensive rafting tours of the river that covers the full river or just the Middle Ocoee or Upper Ocoee.
A large outdoor space, Tinsley Kenneth Recreation Center is equipped with numerous tennis courts and both baseball and softball fields. For added sports and recreation, the facility further offers a swimming pool, playground and walking trails.