25 FREE Vacation Destinations

I love to travel and I love to save money! Here’s a list of 25 vacation destinations that won’t cost you a penny once you get there! Where’s your favorite FREE tourist destination? I’d love to add your review to our list!

For other great vacation ideas, check out the growing list of review destinations listed by state.

  1. Four Corners Region – AZ
  2. California Citrus State Historic Site – Riverside, CA
  3. Point Reyes Lighthouse – CA
  4. Fort Mantanzas – St. Augustine, FL
  5. Naval Aviation Museum – Pensacola, FL
  6. Cumberland Falls Waterfall – Corbin, KY
  7. Covered Bridge Capitol – Fleming County, KY
  8. McConnell Springs – Lexington, KY
  9. Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery – Jamestown, KY
  10. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace – Hodgenville, KY
  11. Natural Bridge – Slade, KY
  12. KY Vietnam War Memorial – Frankfort, KY
  13. Salato Wildlife Center – Frankfort, KY
  14. Family Friendly Attractions – Independence, MO
  15. Billy Graham Musuem – Charlotte, NC
  16. Krohns Conservatory – Cincinatti, OH
  17. Mount Rushmore – Rapid City, SD
  18. Biggest Treehouse – Crossville, TN
  19. Knoxville Sunsphere – Knoxville, TN
  20. Ijams – Knoxville, TN
  21. Mayfield Dairy/Icecream Factory – Athens, TN
  22. Clingmans Dome – Great Smoky Mountains, TN
  23. Star Valley – WY
  24. Natural History Museum – Washington, DC
  25. Smithsonian Museums – Washington, DC

I know we could easily double this list. Do you know somewhere in your neck of the woods that should be included?  Let’s make this the top 50 FREE destinations!

About Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she's not blogging, she's probably out enjoying life so she'll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!


  1. says

    I will have to find something in Illinois and send it to you for your list (Although everything here is pretty pricey, and I cant think of anything “free” off the top of my head. I am sure there are some :)

  2. says

    Oh my goodness, what a list! I’m clicking thru to see what’s where! We have some ghost towns that are fun to hike to, and a free museum way up north here in Washington. It’s located in Colville.
    marie h.

  3. says

    The Cazenovia NY Public Library http://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/.
    The Cazenovia Public Library has a number of collections that have come to it through donations over the 100 years of its existence. Objects of all sorts have gravitated to it because it has served since its founding as the community’s “attic”, and so, by default, its historical society. What follows is a summary of its holdings.

  4. Lynne says

    The Saint Louis Zoo is free. Of course, you have the option to purchase food and drinks there, but the zoo is located within Forest Park. You could bring a picnic lunch and eat in the park. The zoo also has a lot where you can pay to park, but there is free parking available on the streets/roads of Forest Park. You may have to walk a bit, but exercise is good! Forest Park also houses an Art Museum and a History Museum, both fantastic, and both with free admission, although there may be some traveling exhibits within that cost extra to go through, the bulk of the museums’ viewing areas are free. I highly recommend that you check out their websites.

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