- The list below includes 54 free or cheap things to do in or near Geneva, New York, including 60 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, National & State Parks, Architectural Buildings and Historic Sites.
- From Seneca Lake State Park to Rose Hill Mansion, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Geneva and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Auburn, Canandaigua, Penn Yan and Seneca Falls.
A popular family attraction is Geneva's Seneca Lake State Park. Nestled alongside one of the five Finger Lakes, the park offers a water play area, picnic pavilions, biking, beachside fishing, ice fishing and boat launching.
Dedicated to the industrial and canal history of the area, the Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry organizes each year special events and programs. The gift shop sells books, stamps, and other memorabilia.
Covering 7,000 acres, the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is popular among the birdwatchers, since this is a resting spot for migratory birds. Besides the species of birds encountered usually in woodlands, in here there were also spotted nests of bald eagles.
Built within what was originally a 1913 movie theater, the It's A Wonderful Life Museum is a historical museum focused on the film It's A Wonderful Life. The main attraction is a collection of various memorabilia related to the film.
With a museum featuring a house built in Queen Anne Style, Seneca Falls Historical Society showcases the home of the Becker family. The house is 3 stories, made out of brick, and features furniture from the time it was built.