- The list below includes 92 free or cheap things to do in or near Plainfield, Indiana, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Bike Paths and Walking Trails.
- From Hummel Park to Vandalia Rail Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Plainfield and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Indianapolis, Greenwood, Zionsville and Carmel.
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Spanning 205 acres, scenic Hummel Park offers a variety of sporting areas, including baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and disc golf. Miles of nature trails, 5 fishing ponds, and an outdoor performing arts center are also available.
The 4.6 mile long Vandalia Rail Trail is a rail-trail that is made entirely of asphalt and can be used for running, walking, or biking. The trail features an outdoor amphitheater, bridges, playgrounds, and parks.
Friendship Gardens is a community owned and managed park that features three gazebos nestled around a fountain. The community offers the gazebos to rent by reservation for wedding parties and other similar events.
Named for the town's first fire chief, Swinford Park is situated on 25 acres and features open grass fields and several baseball diamonds. The park also has children's play equipment, picnic areas and a shelter house.
Friendship Gardens Park offers 3 gazebos for rent, walking/biking trails, a waterfall, and a World War II Memorial. This scenic location is commonly used as photo backdrops for wedding, graduation, and family photos.
With 18 screens showing the latest feature films, the Carmike Theater is a popular destination of locals in the Plainfield area. The theater features a state-of-the-art sound system, comfortable seating and a full-service concession stand.