- The list below includes 17 free or cheap things to do in or near Elkins, West Virginia, including 40 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Music Venue.
- From Allegheny Highlands Trail to Monongahela National Forest, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Elkins and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Buckhannon, Davis, Philippi and Seneca Rocks.
Situated on over 900,000 acres, Monongahela National Forest features trails suitable for hiking and mountain biking along with RV and tent campsites. It can also be used for fishing, hunting, picnics, wildlife viewing and cross-country skiing.
The American Music Theater offers a variety of music show with a new show each season. Selections include a two-hour premier show incorporating many mountain music favorites, an American Music Show including the music of Elvis and Louis Armstrong, Dailey & Vincent bluegrass shows, and others.
On the New Tygart Flyer, passengers can take a 4-hour, 46-mile round trip train ride through mountain wilderness. Leaving from Elkins, passengers experience deep mountain ravines, an 'S' curve tunnel and get to see the 'High Falls of Cheat' waterfall.
Visitors to Audra State Park, Buckhannon, may hike, swim, river tube, or relax in a scenic location. The popular Alum Cave Trail follows boardwalk beneath sandstone cliffs. Campgrounds close to river. Other amenities include showers and camp store
The Lascaux Micro-Theater in Buckhannon, West Virginia is a very small unique theater that consists of 40 seats. Movie entertainment is usually featured on the weekends. The theater has been in business since 2002.