- The list below includes 72 free or cheap things to do in or near Lenoir, North Carolina, including 58 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, History Museums, Historic Homes and Movie Theaters.
- From Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC to Caldwell Historical Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lenoir and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boone, Morganton, Blowing Rock and Hickory.
The Sourwood Gallery is a co-op art gallery featuring artwork by several local artists. The gallery showcases various exhibits containing paintings, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, wood turnings, photography, and stained glass.
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18639 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28078 MoreLess Info
When the Zent Family moved to Cornelius, they discovered that their family could not play miniature golf so they launched Lake Norman (LKN) Miniature Golf. The 18 hole miniature golf course also offers birthday parties.
94% 16 votes
225 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC MoreLess Info
Encouraging and fostering a passion for culture and the arts, Black Mountain Center for the Arts offers numerous classes and workshops for students of all ages. Special events such as concerts and other performances are also held at this venue.
Originally opened in 1989, the Swannanoa Valley Museum preserves and displays the history of Buncombe County. Along with the museum building itself, there are several hiking pathways and trails that lead guests to historic sites in the area.
Situated on 24-acres of land, Blythe Landing is a leisure park that features a dockside cafe, floating piers for boat launching, a beach, and a playground. The park also is home to a number of sand volleyball courts.
Promoting local and national comedians, Lake Norman Comedy Zone is a popular adult entertainment venue in Cornelius. A full menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees are also provided for added convenience.
100% 11 votes
310 W State Street, Black Mountain, NC MoreLess Info
The Red House Studios & Art Gallery are composed of seven separate working studios for artists, as well as the Mary McMurray Gallery, which displays the works of primarily local and regional artists.
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17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031 MoreLess Info
Opened in 2002, The Comedy Zone at Lake Norman is a combination comedy club and restaurant that features regular celebrity performances. Local and national comedians are showcased weekly, and group hosting is also available.
The Lazy 5 Ranch is a children's zoo and center of educational agriculture. Kids and parents love to pet the animals, feed them handfuls of food and enjoy spending time together in the beautiful surroundings. The most popular attractions are the pumpkin hayride and the Clydesdale--powered wagon rides.