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Free Things to Do in Athens, GA

Athens is a top spot for free things to do and inexpensive activities in Georgia.  As a college town, we're experts at stretching a buck!  From dawn until long after dark, you'll find Athens an amazing entertainment and dining value.

Most Athens attractions are free. Really! But, just because they're free doesn't mean they're not worth the cost of an admission-- these Athens attractions are top notch and will blow you away.  You'll leave thinking, "why in the world are they giving these experiences away?!!"

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FREE Athens attractions:

  • Georgia Museum of Art: The official museum of the state of Georgia, with a permanent collection of over 9,000 works and host of top traveling exhibits.
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia: A 313-acre preserve with nature trails, birding areas, expansive gardens, a soaring tropical conservatory, gift shop and cafe.
  • UGA Special Collections: Interactive exhibits tell the story of Georgia history, culture, politics, plus the Peabody broadcast media awards and special rotating exhibits.
  • Lyndon House Arts Center:  Wonderful historic house museum with local history and decorative arts displays, plus a modern art gallery and artists shop.

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