- The list below includes 129 free or cheap things to do in or near Raleigh, North Carolina, including 61 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Science Museums, Malls and Family Fun Center.
- From Umstead State Park to North Carolina State University, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Raleigh and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cary, Wake Forest, Durham and Apex.
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TreeRunner Adventure Raleigh Raleigh / Durham MoreLess Info
Span rope bridges, fly through the treetops on ziplines, and swing Tarzan-style through the trees at this fun adventure course
50% 1650 votes
201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC MoreLess Info
The Marbles Kids Museum features Around Town where children learn about how a town is designed, Splash where children learn about water, Art Loft where children can be creative, Moneypalooza where children learn about money, and two outdoor play areas. Children under three can explore activities at Toddlers Hol…
92% 567 votes
5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601 MoreLess Info
The North Carolina Museum of History offers a display on the history of North Carolina, historical interactive exhibits, a sports hall of fame, and agricultural exhibits. In addition, the museum offers constantly changing historical exhibits.
96% 160 votes
220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 MoreLess Info
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours offers private and corporate walking tours of various locations in North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and others. Guests will sample the wares of a number of local restaurants.
91% 120 votes
4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612 MoreLess Info
Guests of the Crabtree Valley Mall will be able to shop at stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, the Apple Store, Best Buy, Coach, Express, and Gap. Dining options at this site include classic mall staples like Dippin' Dots and Auntie Anne's Pretzels.
83% 76 votes
201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 MoreLess Info
Premium films for a totally immersive experience are offered at the Wells Fargo Imax Theatre. Most of the movie offerings are inspiring educational documentaries, but the theater also features Hollywood Imax blockbusters when available.
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2 East South St, Raleigh, NC 27601 MoreLess Info
The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts features touring productions of plays, Broadway shows, dance and musical performances, and other events. The center also offers a selection of dining opportunities.
83% 47 votes
2109 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 MoreLess Info
Featuring Dolby Digital audio in all five auditoriums, Mission Valley Cinemas is a local movie theater specializing in showing the latest major Hollywood films. The theater is popular among students from the nearby NC State University campus.
76% 328 votes
6921 Wildlife Trail, Raleigh, NC 27613 MoreLess Info
Dead Broke Farms offers guided trail rides, western style riding lessons, summer camps, and pony rides. Many of the horses used in the program are rescue horses that came from bad situations.
93% 44 votes
201 E Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 MoreLess Info
A single-screen movie theater, IMAX Theatre At Marbles displays first-run Hollywood movies along with educational documentary films. The theater offers a large IMAX screen, an IMAX 3D projector and a lobby snack bar with food and drinks.
98% 43 votes
1620 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608 MoreLess Info
Raleigh's Rialto Theatre is a charming, historic theater that dates back to 1942. The theater shows a variety of classic films, as well as art house and foreign films, and screens the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday.