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Budget Friendly Things to Do in Montgomery County

Get your family out of the house for an affordable adventure in Montgomery County. Packed with parks, trails, museums, art, and an abundance of other attractions, Montco is the perfect destination for a low-cost day with loved ones.

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Enjoy a scenic day with your family at this beautiful park. Full of historic landmarks, trails, and alluring nature, the Valley Forge National Historical Park is the perfect way to get your family out of the house totally free of cost.

The King of Prussia Mall

Go window shopping at the prestigious King of Prussia Mall, the mall with the largest square footage in America. You can even bring the family outside to the King of Prussia Town Center to get some fresh air and have a picnic.

Pennypacker Mills

Experience what life was like in the early 1900s in this fully furnished mansion with the antiques and documents of former Pennsylvania Governor, Samuel W. Pennypacker. Get a free tour and picnic facility today.

Schuylkill River Trail

Named the "Best Urban Trail" by readers of USA Today, the trail runs parallel with the Schuylkill River from southern Montgomery County to Philadelphia.


Offers a variety of entertainment for all ages, including arcade games, laser tag, miniature golf, and go-kart racing. Perfect for family outings or birthday parties, it's a place where fun and excitement flourish.

Green Lane Park

Park visitors can fish, boat, camp, picnic, and explore trails for various activities. Winter options include skiing, ice fishing, and skating. Summer features concerts, movies, and family programs.

Willow Grove Park Mall

If the King of Prussia Mall is too big for your taste, you can spend the day browsing through its delightful little sibling, The Willow Grove Park Mall.

Pottsgrove Manor

Admire the early Georgian architecture and learn about the lives and history of the Potts family and their workers. Embark on a guided tour and listen to stories about the skilled ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, John Potts.

Freddy Hill Farms

Have some fun outside with the family at Freddy Hill Farms where you can mini golf, hit the batting cages, driving range, or dine on their delicious ice cream.

Chester Valley Trail

The Chester Valley Trail is a 13-mile rail trail which runs largely through the Great Valley of Pennsylvania in Chester and Montgomery counties located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Elmwood Park Zoo

Visitors can enjoy up-close encounters, interactive exhibits, and educational programs in a beautifully landscaped setting, making it a perfect destination for family outings and nature enthusiasts.


Home to 3.5 miles of trails that are a bit more difficult than your average trail. If you're not up to the challenge, the park also features a nine-hole disc golf course and trout fishing in the Wissahickon creek.

The Justice Bell

This bell traveled over 5,000 miles to raise awareness for the Women's Suffrage Movement in Pennsylvania. The bell is now displayed at the Washington Memorial Chapel in the Valley Forge National Historical Park free of charge.

Merrymead Farm

Take a trip to this cozy farm and creamery to see adorable farm animals such as cows, baby calves, sheep, bunnies, peacocks, goats, “Franklin” the pig, and “Tootsie” the donkey.

Wissahickon Trail

Also known as the Green Ribbon Trail, unique in that much of its 12-mile course is walking-only. The dirt path follows the Wissahickon Creek through eastern Montgomery County, passing through Fort Washington State Park.

Act II Playhouse

Captivating and diverse theatrical productions in an intimate setting. Whether you're a seasoned theatergoer or new to live performances, it's the perfect place to enjoy engaging shows and connect with compelling stories.

Perkiomen Trail

The Perkiomen Trail winds its way from Green Lane Park in the north to Valley Forge Park in the south. The Perk connects with the Schuylkill River Trail in Oaks, allowing riders to continue uninterrupted to Philadelphia, a 43-mile journey.

Berman Museum of Art

Feast your eyes on beautiful artwork at the Ursinus College Berman Museum of Art. This museum is home to historical and modern paintings and sculptures that are sure to inspire.

Asher’s Chocolate

Bring the kids to watch their favorite chocolate treats made right in front of their eyes. This delightful chocolate factory has been serving sweets to the people of Souderton since 1892.

Pennypack Trail

The Pennypack Trail crosses 15 miles in eastern Montgomery County, passing through the communities of Bryn Athyn, Rockledge, Lower Moreland, and Upper Moreland.


Featuring Miniland replicas, themed play zones, rides, 4D cinema experiences, and hands-on workshops. A vibrant hub for family fun and creativity.

Peter Wentz Farmstead

This English Georgian style house was built reflecting the German heritage of Peter and Rosanna Wentz. During the American Revolution in 1777, George Washington used the home as a temporary headquarters.

Cross County Trail

The Cross County Trail is a spur off of the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken. The trail heads north for three miles before ending in Plymouth Meeting.

American Treasure Tour

Flashback to your favorite decades with this guided tour of American pop culture memorabilia. Bring the kids and their grandparents for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Preserves the history and heritage of the Schwenkfelder religious community through its collection of books, manuscripts, and artifacts, while offering educational programs and exhibits for visitors. Museum admission is free of charge.