- The list below includes 28 free or cheap things to do in or near Lexington, Virginia, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Playgrounds, Horse Races and Movie Theaters.
- From Lee Chapel & Museum to Washington & Lee University, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lexington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Natural Bridge, Bedford and Wintergreen.
The ninth-oldest college in the United States is Washington & Lee University. Almost all the buildings on campus are the original historic structures, and the landscapes tend to be very well maintained for those who wish to walk through campus for the views.
Boxerwood Garden develops and administers year-round activities, presentations and exhibits designed to encourage closer relationships with one's self and nature. They have a mature collection of rare and native trees and shrubs including over 2,000 cultivars and 4,000 native trees.
The location of the Stonewall Jackson Grave is within the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. The famous Confederate general is buried in the cemetery as well as 144 Confederate veterans, two governors of Virginia, and Margaret Junkin Preston.
The famous Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson lived in the building now known as the Stonewall Jackson House before his successes in the Civil War. The historic home covers both Jackson's pre-war life and antebellum Virginia as a whole.
Within Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains is a naturally formed rock shape and related caverns that is called the Natural Bridge Caverns. The natural trail around the landmark explores the stone arch, Cedar Creek, and Lace Falls while there is also an indoor butterfly garden for visitors.
An outdoor swimming pool, Lexington Municipal Pool is open daily in the summer and offers both season and daily passes. Visitors can enjoy lap swimming, swim lessons, aqua exercise, game nights and grill nights.
The first community-owned non-profit drive-in theater in the United States is Hull's Drive-In. Movies and events are still held during their summer operating season with plenty of room for cars, blankets, and lawn chairs for viewing of classic films and even football games.