Lots of fun for little money

The Alabama State Capitol offers free tours
The Alabama State Capitol offers free tours

By Mark Bullock - bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Everyone likes to have a little fun. And contrary to popular belief, it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. So if your spring fever is high, but your cash flow is low, don't worry. It's another Money Saving Monday!

What's better than a night at the ballpark, especially when it's cheap? Did you know tickets to a Biscuits game begin at just $7? This year's season starts Thursday, April 9th with fireworks after the game.

Admission to the Montgomery Zoo starts even lower, at just $5 for children ($8 for adults).

And if you don't want to spend any money at all, check out the public library. You can join a book club, read your favorite magazine, even rent DVDs all for free.

"And they do offer new releases," the Cooperative Extension System's Materra Austin said. "They may not have every one that comes out, but they do have new releases."

Austin also pointed out many more free attractions in Montgomery area -- museums, for example.

There are museums about famous figures Rosa Parks and Hank Williams. There are also historical museums at the state capitol, state archives, and first white house of the Confederacy. There's even an outdoor museum at Old Alabama Town.

And don't forget about Montgomery's art museum near the Alabama Shakespeare Festival at Blount Cultural Park.

Speaking of parks, those are free too. You can learn more about upcoming events at the Montgomery Parks and Recreation web site.

And when the day comes to a close, if you're still in the mood for some fun, make your own!

"Have a little dinner party," recommended Austin. "Game night is always fun!"

Here are links to some of the locations mentioned above: