- The list below includes 30 free or cheap things to do in or near Nacogdoches, Texas, including 23 different types of inexpensive activities like Gardens, Historic Homes, Ziplines and Bowling.
- From Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden to Oak Grove Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Nacogdoches and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lufkin.
On eight acres of land, visitors find 46 planting beds containing 550 varieties of rhododendrons, 100 varieties of camellia, and 200 varieties of hydrangeas at the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Gardens. Visitors can visit the gardens with a guide.
On the 18-acres that compose the SFA Mast Arboretum, visitors find over 7,500 plants in 20 themed gardens. Visitors can visit the gardens, and learn about the different plants, with particular emphasis on what plants work best in different conditions.
There are actually two segments which compose Banita Creek Park, which is divided into a north and south park. The combined park offers a soccer field, lit basketball court, picnic tables, playground equipment, and restroom facilities.
Dogtrot houses were popular with early Texas settlers, and an example is the 1830 home built by Adolphus Sterne, a prominent merchant and Texas Revolution leader. The home is furnished with antiques from the period and contains a Texas history research library.
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Visitors can see a 1837, 1840, 1870, 1895, and a 1900 home at Millard's Crossing Historic Village Inc. In addition, visitors can see a 1860 corncrib, 1905 chapel, 1910 carriage house, a country store, and a log schoolhouse.
In the historic 1917 post office building, on the square, is the Nacogdoches Visitor's Center. The building has historical artifacts, as well as information on where to stay and what to do in the oldest town in Texas.
The SFA Interpretive Trail, only a short drive away from Nacogdoches, contains two meticulously maintained trials spanning 3 miles. The trails are quaint and rarely, if-ever, crowded, and there are many benches for rest along the way.