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Old 10-31-2016, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Youngstown Ohio has a free art museum.
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:56 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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In Washington DC, most of the Smithsonian museums, the zoo and the National Gallery of Art are free.

Visits to the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and tours of the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress also cost nothing.

Tours of the White House are a little more complicated because of security.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I can go hug a Saguaro. Not everyone can do that. I can also stare at aircraft as Tucson has two of the few airplane graveyards.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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In Charlotte, there are free concerts in the outdoor pavilion in Southpark in the summers, various free festivals, free outdoor movie nights in some of the suburban towns, some smaller museums here that are free, etc. Most metros over 1 million have those types of things. I guess what I was looking for was unique free stuff that you wouldn't see in most places of any size, like Charlotte's airport overlook that I mentioned in my original post. Nothing fancy, but something that feels really local and that most places just don't have. But the things mentioned are nice and are good ideas if my wife and I were to ever go through those areas. Someone mentioned DC's Smithsonian Museums. With its world-class offerings AND its being free, it's truly an American treasure for sure. We love visiting there.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:28 AM
 
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I guess this would fit(at least in regards to those 18 and under): Corning Museum of Glass
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Festival International or Downtown Alive or Festival Acadiens in Lafayette, Louisiana
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park or Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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All of them may not be unique, but it is a pretty good list of free/almost free things to do in the area: 15 free things to do in Syracuse, NY | NewYorkUpstate.com

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Old 11-03-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Cliff Walk (Newport), Waterfire (Providence)
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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DC: Every 4 years, the Inaugural Parade, every spring see the cherry blossoms around the tidal basin.
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