- 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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Vino Amoari Wine Bar & Wine Store 4325 Glenwood Ave., Suite 3029, Raleigh, NC MoreLess Info
Groups of two or four can snag wine glasses and taste a selection of hand picked wines from around the world during a complimentary tasting
100% 2 votes
122 E Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511 MoreLess Info
As a renovated 1940s theater, The Cary Downtown Theater offers visitors a 7,000 square foot venue to watch a variety of professional and amateur theatrical performances. Throughout the year, visitors can attend dance recitals, comedy, film showings, and more.
57% 37 votes
5335 Raynor Rd, Garner, NC 27529 MoreLess Info
Rush Hour Karting is a one third mile go-kart racing track featuring a restaurant, bar, and game room. They accommodate group activities like birthday parties, bachelor parties, and other events as well as professionally taught classes, and racing leagues.
80% 5 votes
2050 NW Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27513 MoreLess Info
Godbold Park has walking trails with exercise stations and open spaces to run and play in. Facilities at the park include six tennis courts, two basketball courts, a playground, picnic tables, and restrooms.
75% 8 votes
151 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511 MoreLess Info
In addition to bowling for all ages, the Buffaloe Lanes Family Bowling Center - Cary features an arcade for even more fun, as well as a snack bar that sells treats and meals at great prices.
96% 158 votes
2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC MoreLess Info
One of only several nature preserves in North Carolina, the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is an important institution for many threatened and endangered animal and plant species. The preserve includes gorgeous hiking trails and a large visitors' information center.
83% 6 votes
1150 SW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC MoreLess Info
At the Sri Shirdi SaiBaba Mandir Temple of North Carolina, visitors will be able to learn about Sai philosophy. The location also hosts music classes for both kids and adults interested in learning keerthans.
60% 5 votes
4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex, NC 27539 MoreLess Info
Crowder District Park occupies 33 acres made up of old forest growth and landscaped areas. Amenities include walking trails, a pond, sand volleyball court, playing fields, three playgrounds and an amphitheater for community events.
100% 1 votes
2928 Horse Shoe Farm Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 MoreLess Info
Home to over eighty five acres of woodlands, Horseshoe Farm Park is a peaceful haven of natural beauty. The pet-friendly park is a favorite for dog owners, while others enjoy picnicking, bird watching or walking the unpaved trails.
97% 100 votes
8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518 MoreLess Info
Designed by William Rawn Associates of Boston, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre is located within 14 acres of forest next to Symphony Lake. The outdoor venue features concerts and specialty performances for up to 7,000 people.
74% 43 votes
8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518 MoreLess Info
Constructed in 2001, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre is located in the midst of 14 acres, and it sits near Symphony Lake. A variety of events and performances are hosted between April and October.