- The list below includes 136 free or cheap things to do in or near Kingston, New York, including 80 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, History Museums, Children's Play Area and Family Fun Center.
- From Forsyth Park to TR Gallo Waterfront Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kingston and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Saugerties and New Paltz.
From festivals to local musicians, BSP Kingston features live entertainment from independent artists. The venue is located in a historic, early 1900s building. It has a bamboo floor dance studio where dance classes are hosted.
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The New York Trolley Museum is dedicated to granting more exposure to the world of trolleys and subways. For over 60 years this museum has sought to spread the word of the importance the trolley system has played in the local area.
Established in 2012, The Sports Cone is a family fun center and restaurant focusing on group parties and special events. Batting cages and miniature golf are featured, along with Go Karts and a full service Cafe.
Fun-E Farm is an indoor bounce house fun center operated and owned by parents. They offer multiple inflatable structures including slides, obstacle courses, belly bouncers, interactive bubbles and toddler bounces and are geared towards children aged 1 to 12.
Located in a First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Old Dutch Church Heritage Museum is open to the public for self-guided and group tours. The church was built in the 17th century, featuring a cemetery with 18th century grave markers.
Wilderstein Preservation is located on a wooded bluff that overlooks the beautiful Hudson River. Mansion tours are available to see inside the historic property, but guests can also explore the trails throughout the property's 40 acres.
Located on land that was originally purchased in 1852, the Wilderstein Historic Site, offers a rare glimpse of life in the Hudson River Valley in the late 17th through 19th centuries. The extensive collection features generations of historic memorabilia and artifacts.
A historic theater and intimate movie venue, Upstate Films Theaters presents a variety of films, ranging from first-run Hollywood blockbusters to foreign films, art films, and classics. It also hosts lectures and other events.
The Ferncliff Forest is a community managed nature and wildlife preserve famous for its derrick-style tower that can be climbed for scenic views of the Hudson Valley area. The park also has many nature trails and allows camping by visitors.