- 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.
Located in Wethersfield, Connecticut, the Wethersfield Cove is a small, sheltered inlet that is a popular launch location for small watercraft. It is the town's most popular fishing spot and is home to the Wethersfield Cove Yacht Club.
A 16-screen movie theater, AMC Loews Danbury 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, theater rentals for private events, an IMAX auditorium and a concession area.
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Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 MoreLess Info
Great Cedar Conservation Area is 320 acre swamp that features a variety of hiking trails that go for several miles. The area wraps around the Hay House property, which features a house made entirely of hay bales.
Accommodating a variety of boats of different sizes, Brewer's Dauntless Shipyard is a historic marina with views of the Connecticut River. Hamburg Cove and Selden's Creek are accessible by boat within close proximity of the marina.
Situated on 30 acres of land, Avon Valley Show Stables is home to horse riding exhibitions that can be seen year round. The facilities host riding lessons where visitors can schedule a private session with a horse trainer.
Kids and adults love to visit the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut. The museum features a wide assortment of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Guided tours are available. School groups must reserve tours in advance.
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330 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 MoreLess Info
Showing a mix of blockbuster hits and indie films, Bow-tie Palace 17 & Odyssey Theater offers stadium seating and digital sound. They also have a special theater featuring the BTX Giant Screen that is 70 x 50 feet.
A movie theater with a BTX giant screen auditorium, Palace 17 & BTX Theater displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, 3D movies, party rooms and a snack bar.