- The list below includes 597 free or cheap things to do in or near Lowell, Massachusetts, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, History Museums, Specialty Museums and Visitor Centers.
- From Lowell National Historical Park to Lowell Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lowell and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Cambridge, Salem and Beverly.
Lowell National Historical Park was established in 1978 and encompasses a number of sites which relate to the days of textile manufacturing boom in Lowell during the Industrial Revolution. The site also includes a museum, powerhouses, gatehouses and more.
Lowell Cemetery is a Victorian garden cemetery where visitors can enjoy the beautiful grounds while paying their respects. Founded in 1841, the cemetery is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are offered.
Featuring a pavilion used for community events, Shedd Park provides tennis and basketball courts along with baseball and softball fields. The park also has a children's playground, a spray park, picnic tables and a track for walking and jogging.
Book lovers of all ages are welcome at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell, Massachusetts. The library features books, digital media, periodicals, microfiche archives and computer stations. It also hosts a panoply of community enrichment programs.
Situated on 23 acres of hillside, Rogers Fort Hill Park offers visitors a walking path to take in the natural landscape from. The park is moderately shaded by trees like Beach trees, and is surrounded by historic Victorian homes.
Located off of the Merrimack River, John E. Sheehy Memorial Park provides visitors with a shaded grass field to watch the river from. The park has a walking path that weaves between trees near the shore of the river.