- 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.
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Steak Thyme Cheesesteak & More 4040 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH MoreLess Info
Cooks take the classic Philly dish to a new level by infusing their steaks—as well as burgers and gyros—with house-made thyme seasoning
97% 125 votes
6733 Springboro Pike, Kettering, OH 45449 MoreLess Info
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.
100% 23 votes
2655 S. Patterson Blvd, Kettering, OH 45409 MoreLess Info
The Hill & Dales MetroPark offers the opportunity for visitors to go on nature walks and view a variety of different trees and animals. This 63-acre site features a shelter at Dogwood Pond.
71% 7 votes
912 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering, OH MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy a selection of locally brewed beers including the award winning Mad River Milk Stout at The Dayton Beer Company. The brewery was voted Dayton 2014's Best Brewery.
- 3 votes
1980 E. Whipp Road, Kettering, OH 45440 MoreLess Info
At McGillicutty's Pub, guests can enjoy a beer while watching the game on one of the many TVs inside. In addition to serving beer, the bartender makes mixed drinks and cocktails like Bloody Mary drinks.
89% 9 votes
2900 Glengarry Drive, Dayton, OH 45420 MoreLess Info
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.
96% 538 votes
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409 MoreLess Info
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.
65% 34 votes
88 Plum Street, Dayton, OH 45440 MoreLess Info
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.
93% 152 votes
118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, OH 45409 MoreLess Info
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.
95% 19 votes
6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449 MoreLess Info
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.
89% 92 votes
2301 West River Road, Dayton, OH 45418 MoreLess Info
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.