- The list below includes 117 free or cheap things to do in or near Wilmington, Vermont, including 84 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Horseback Riding, Farms & Ranches and National & State Parks.
- From Molly Stark State Park to The Art of Humor Gallery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wilmington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Brattleboro, North Adams, Williamstown and Manchester.
The 19th century MASS MoCA is a restored factory campus that covers 13 acres and hosts a number of ever-changing, dynamic art exhibitions. Unique for it's upside-down trees display situated along the outdoor corridor, the galleries also offer screenplay cinema.
A 2500 square foot space dedicated to showcasing the works of contemporary artists, Independent Arts Projects hosts works by artists who are established in their careers. The gallery also hosts frequent lectures by artists and special events.
Located within Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MCLA Gallery 51 displays a variety of artwork, from sculpture to paintings. On average, the gallery hosts 10 different exhibits a year, with the gallery operated by students.
North Adams Cinema Corp is an eight theater movie multiplex that screens primarily first run Hollywood movies in all digital video and sound. The theater offers discount matinees, and runs promotions and specials.
Berkshire East Canopy Tours, a part of a local ski resort, is a popular North American zipline tour company which offers two of the longest ziplines in the country with half a mile-stretch at the elevation of around 200 feet.
Historical Western Gateway Heritage State Park is a former railroad yard turned urban park. Artifacts, audio-visual presentation and restored buildings combine to offer visitors an engineering exhibit of the 19th century Hoosac Tunnel.
Founded in 1852, the Bennington Museum preserves the heritage of southern Vermont and its neighboring regions. Here patrons can view collections of fine artwork, artifacts, sculptures and many other items, and there is a gift shop to commemorate the experience.
Bennington Lanes is a bowling alley offers ten-pin bowling on 18 lanes. The bowling alley serves food and beverages, serves beer, holds bowling leagues for adults, and even offers party package options for birthday parties.
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Jamaica State Park was officially opened to the public in 1969 and is currently made of 772 acres of land. There is a great emphasis on fishing in the many areas of water in the park, but there are also opportunities for camping, hiking, and swimming.