- The list below includes 266 free or cheap things to do in or near Garland, Texas, including 93 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Arcades and Bowling.
- From Winters Park to Windsurf Bay Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Garland and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dallas, Plano, Richardson and Frisco.
Audubon Park is large recreational park that features a swimming pool, softball complex, and recreational center. The park also has soccer fields, a disc golf course, a playground, picnic areas, and a walking and jogging trail.
Featuring machines that accept nickels, visitors at NickelRama can choose from a variety of pinball machines and arcade games. The venue recently installed 4 Supershot machines where visitors can shoot baskets with basketballs.
An 18-screen movie theater with an IMAX auditorium, AMC Firewheel 18 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. It offers stadium seating, a bar with adult beverages, theater rentals and a concession area.
Painting with a Twist invites visitors to bring their own beverage of choice as they create works of art under the instruction of a professional artist. Classes can be scheduled for two or three hours, depending on the painting.