- The list below includes 482 free or cheap things to do in or near McLean, Virginia, including 120 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Playgrounds and Comedy Clubs.
- From Great Falls National Park to Clemyjontri Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in McLean and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Arlington, Silver Spring and Bethesda.
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The year of 1771 is brought to life at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run which is a living history farm. Guests can both watch and listen to stories from people in period dress who go about the average day at a historic farm.
A movie theater with IMAX and ETX auditoriums, AMC Tysons Corner 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, mobile ticketing, reserved seats, theater rentals and a concession area.
Serving the community, McLean Community Center offers visitors a variety of programs in fitness and the arts. During the summer, the center hosts camps for children that involve cooking, making crafts, and other activities.
The McLean Symphony is an all-volunteer orchestra that is under the guidance of Maestro Dingwall Fleary. The symphony presents concerts at the McLean Community Center and receives grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a restored Revolutionary War era farm and visitor's park dedicated to educating visitors on life in colonial America. Open daily, the farm and park have a pavilion that can be reserved for group outings.
Wiseacre Comedy Club & Pub is a casual comedy venue that offers laughs and refreshments. The club supports local comedians, some of which have gotten their start at the laid-back location, and generally features two to three acts per night.
Founded in 1990, the World Children's Choir is a choral group that performs at a variety of events. Notable past performances include shows for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Queen Sofia of Spain, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Clara Barton National Historic Site is the first of its kind being dedicated to the life and accomplishments of a woman. It preserves the historic home of Clara Barton who founded the American Red Cross.
A small neighborhood park, Lincoln Park features two children's play structures along with swings, a sandbox and a basketball court. It also provides a rain garden, picnic tables, shade trees and grassy areas.
Glen Echo Park is a local art and culture center where visitors can participate in a number of workshops for visual and performing arts. The park also contains many attractions such as a Spanish-style ballroom, an antique carousal, children's theaters and more.