- The list below includes 150 free or cheap things to do in or near Newport News, Virginia, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Swimming Pool, Military Museums, Specialty Museums and Beaches.
- From The Noland Trail to Newport News Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newport News and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Williamsburg, Hampton, Norfolk and Portsmouth.
At Play A Round Golf & Games, visitors can play a game of putt putt at one of the three miniature golf courses at the facility. The courses have sculptures of exotic animals arranged at various locations.
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13564 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23603 MoreLess Info
Newport News Park Campsites offers year-round camping with 188 campsites, most of which include grills, electrical hook-ups and concrete pads. Newport provides picnic shelters, paddleboats and canoeing with each campsite loop having separate facilities buildings with hot showers and restrooms.
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570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601 MoreLess Info
Featuring the Hampton Roads region's only 50 meter indoor pool, the Brittingham-Midtown Aquatic Center features a variety of fitness equipment, a 14 foot diving well, and a retractable roof. The pool offers swimming lessons and hosts swim meets.
A water park and indoor pool, the Ft. Eustis Aquatic Center is open to military personnel and their families. The adventure pool area includes a large slide and toddler pool, and the competition pool is 25 yards long.
Over 60,000 square feet of gallery space composes the Mariner's Museum. Rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, paintings, and artifacts from the Civil War ironclad called the USS Monitor form the heart of the museum's collections.
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524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 MoreLess Info
Living exhibits are kept within the Virginia Living Museum to depict the natural history of the state. All ecosystems of the state from the mountains to the marshes to the sea are covered by the animal exhibits, and guests can also view the Virginia skys at the observatory and planetarium.
American military history takes centerstage at the Virginia War Museum. Collections at the museum include weapons, uniforms, personal artifacts, war posters, and more to follow the development of the United States military.
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300 Washington Blvd., Besson Hall, Newport News, VA 23604 MoreLess Info
The history of the United States Army transportation methods from colonial times to the present are put on display at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the logistical support of the Army during conflicts.
Located within the Mariner's Museum is the USS Monitor Center. The exhibit is composed of interactive displays and historical artifacts to help guests experience the history surrounding the ironclad and the people who were involved.