- The list below includes 93 free or cheap things to do in or near Kettering, Ohio, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Breweries, Pubs and Movie Theaters.
- From Cox Arboretum MetroPark to Hills & Dales MetroPark, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kettering and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dayton, Lebanon, Springfield and Fairborn.
Founded in 1962, the Cox Arboretum Metropark is a wooded and garden oasis featuring walking paths and a Butterfly House. Facilities are available for weddings or special events, as well as children's educational programs year-round.
Kettering Recreation Complex is 152,000 square feet and offers over a thousand programs each year including swimming, ice skating, fitness, gardening, self-defense and even etiquette. It includes a water park, ice arena, gym, indoor pool and senior center.
Covering 65 acres, the Carillon Historical Park is dedicated especially to the history of the area and the history of technology. Among the exhibits, there is the first practical airplane built in 1905, as well as the first automobile self-starter.
Part of the popular stand up club franchise, the Dayton Funny Bone Comedy Club features a variety of stand up styles on a regular basis throughout the month. Food and drinks are served on an a la carte basis unless the guest purchases a dinner show package ticket.
Founded in 1843, the Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum covers 200 acres and has 100,000 monuments which guard the eternal sleep of its residents. The arboretum has more than 3,000 trees, many of them older than a century.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark is 189 acre park that features a variety of trees, gardens, shrubs, forests, and prairies and houses a native-Ohio Butterfly House. The park offers various educational programs about plant science, conservation, and horticulture.
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Visitors can take a peak at the ongoing archaeological research at the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park. The park contains a replica Native American village where visitors can experience an authentic pow wow with dancing and singing.