- The list below includes 49 free or cheap things to do in or near Rutland, Vermont, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Hiking Trails, Bowling and Art Museum.
- From Deer Leap Trail to Crowley Cheese, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Rutland and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Woodstock, Killington, Ludlow and Brandon.
Visitors to Crowley Cheese can see the dairy product being made by hand in the landmark factory that was originally built in 1882. Within the factory gift shop, guests can also sample many Vermont foods and purchase local craft items.
There are a large number of prints that visitors can view at Normal Rockwell Museum that document the history of both Rockwell and 20th century America. Prints are available at the gift shop, which offers framing.
A 32-lane bowling facility, Rutland Bowlerama offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. The center provides video games, a pool table, a pro shop, dart boards and a lounge with food, drinks and adult beverages.
Plaza Skate Park features a 4,000 sq ft indoor year-round concrete park with marble and granite ledges, stairs and a bowl. Their skate shop carries equipment and apparel including boards, decks and shoes from many top brands.
Built in the middle of the 19th century, Wilson Castle stands as an architectural masterpiece and a well-preserved historic site. There are general tours of the site and the grounds held throughout the year along with special events like the Haunted Castle Tours that take place in October.
Killington's McLaughlin Falls are stunning waterfalls that provide visitors with remarkable natural views. The surrounding woods are particularly scenic in the fall. A hiking and biking trail takes visitors right up to the falls.