- The list below includes 314 free or cheap things to do in or near Hartford, Connecticut, including 114 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Art Museum and Parks.
- From Elizabeth Park to Bushnell Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hartford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Hartford, Springfield, Simsbury and South Windsor.
Located within a historic 1876 building, the Charter Oak Cultural Center is a facility that offers a number of educational services for members of the local community. Performing arts shows, literacy-based classes, and after school programs are among these services.
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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.
With multiple stages, Phoenix Theater features an array of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year. Community outreach and educational programs are also a priority with this theater which includes their popular theater camps.
Opened in 1964, Kennedy Memorial Park is named for former President John F. Kennedy. The park features facilities for basketball, softball, tennis and baseball as well as a playground, splash pad, picnic tables and a pool with a slide.
Opened in 1897, Elizabeth Park is situated on 82 acres and features a rose garden, a pond area and open grass fields. The park has walking paths through wooded terrain, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields and picnic areas.
Adventure Rooms offers a distinctive team problem-solving experience, as teams work together to figure out how to escape a room by solving clues, working puzzles, and thinking outside the box. The facility hosts parties and corporate events.