- The list below includes 333 free or cheap things to do in or near Ellicott City, Maryland, including 124 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Family Fun Center, Karaoke Bar and Playgrounds.
- From Patapsco Valley State Park to Worthington Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ellicott City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Silver Spring, Laurel and Rockville.
Featuring an indoor basketball court, Bloomsbury Community Center is a recreational complex that offers facilities for physical activity. The center also hosts a weekly farmers market where visitors can purchase fresh meat and produce from local vendors.
Multiple wooded areas are located within the 415 acres of Rockburn Branch Park. Divided into two sections, the park offers over seven miles of trails, 10 ball diamonds, six multipurpose turf fields, and an 18-hole disc golf course.
Stocked with a multitude of amenities, Catonsville Family Center Y has a 4,300 fitness center with weights, cardio machines, bikes, and other equipment. The Y has an indoor pool where visitors can swim laps.
Spanning 298-acres of land, Blandair Regional Park is a recreational park that features a playground, a pond, and several multipurpose sports fields. The fields have bleachers and there is parking available in the park.
Owned and managed by the local community, the Columbia Ice Rink provides visitors with daily open skating sessions. The rink is also used for skating instruction, and features a pro shop and refreshment bar as well.
A movie theater featuring an IMAX auditorium, AMC Columbia 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, theater rentals, self-service ticketing and a concession area with food and drinks.
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Guests of the Merriweather Post Pavilion will have the opportunity to watch musical performances from artists like Bastille and The Afghan Wings. This site, which features a Music Pinball Arcade and a large kitchen, has played host to artists like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.