- The list below includes 317 free or cheap things to do in or near Richardson, Texas, including 94 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Playgrounds.
- From Crowley Park to Cottonwood Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Richardson and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dallas, Plano, Frisco and Irving.
LOOK Cinemas offer a high-end, luxury movie going experience by offering full service restaurant menus, recliner seating, and a wine bar. Movies are also shown on large screens with full digital projection and Dolby sound as well.
Visitors to the Heritage Farmstead Museum can see over 10,000 objects related to farming on Texas's Blackland Prairie from 1890 to 1920. Also at the museum, visitors can tour the 1840 Stone House that is an example of a late Gothic Victorian home.
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Housed inside the office of an exterminator, The Combat Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum features cockroaches dressed as celebrities. Visitors can see cockroaches disguised as Britney Spears and Elvis with 'Liberoache' and 'Psycho' dioramas.
Featuring machines that accept nickels, visitors at NickelRama can choose from a variety of pinball machines and arcade games. The venue recently installed 4 Supershot machines where visitors can shoot baskets with basketballs.
Many of the buildings in downtown Plano were constructed in the early 1890s after a fire almost destroyed the area. Today, visitors find a specialty retail district composed of antique stores and gift and clothing boutiques, along with government offices.
At the Interurban Railway Museum, visitors can tour a railway post train car to learn about how mail moved on trains, see advertising from the early 1900s, and learn more about the people who lived in the area during the early 1900s. Visitors can also see a model railroad.