- The list below includes 304 free or cheap things to do in or near Hamden, Connecticut, including 117 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Bowling, Music Venue and History Museums.
- From Sleeping Giant State Park to Farmington Canal State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hamden and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Haven, Milford, Stratford and Middletown.
Part of the Metacomet Ridge range, Rattlesnake Mountain is a popular destination for both hikers and rock climbers. Managed by a state park commission, the mountain features numerous marked trails and climbing faces for a variety of skill levels.
Located in Bristol, Connecticut, The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum is a storehouse of vintage horror-movie memorabilia. The works of Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and their contemporaries are immortalized in the museum's collection of costumes, props, photos and more.
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1615 Stanley St., New Britain, CT MoreLess Info
Located on the campus of Central Connecticut State University, the Copernican Observatory & Planetarium provides lectures, observing sessions and other, astronomical-related activities at no cost. In addition, there is a regularly scheduled, free show held on Saturdays.
T-Bowl Duckpin Lanes/Bowlg Alleys is a family fun center that offers a variety of amenities. In addition to the largest duckpin bowling facilities in the country, it offers laser tag and an array of video games.
At Captain's Cove Boardwalk, visitors can stroll by quaint shops, arcades, restaurants, and more. There are often local performers providing live entertainment. The boardwalk offers visitors views of the marina and the Nantucket lightship.
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1702 Main Street, Newington, CT 6111 MoreLess Info
The mission of the Newington Historical Society & Trust Inc is to promote interest in local and regional history, be it religious, cultural, architectural, social, economic, or artistic. The society manages museums and archives.
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Strawberry Fields, 741 Plainville Avenue, Farmington, CT 6032 MoreLess Info
Open to riders of all skill levels, KC Show Stables offers private lessons that teach the basics of both English and Western riding styles. Visitors can lease the farm, which comes with a free lesson and practice ride.
A 12-screen movie theater, Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers RealD 3D movies, theater rentals for private events, arcade games and a concession area with food and drinks.
581 Weekeepeemee Road, Woodbury, CT 6798 MoreLess Info
Another Farm provides horseback riding lessons and features several miles of trails for outdoor and indoor riding. The farm features a variety of horses and disciplines that include eventing, hunter & jumper, dressage, and pleasure riding.