Free Things to do in Uyo City

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Uyo City is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the country. It has witnessed some infrastructural growth in the past nine years. It has an intensive network of roads such as the IBB Way, Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Udo Udoma Avenue, Nsikak Eduok Avenue, and Edet Akpan Avenue which is an eight-lane superhighway and currently the widest road in Uyo.
The high rate of infrastructural growth has led to an influx of people from all around the country. People travel to Ibom for business, personal visits and of course for tourism. Uyo city is an activity-packed destination featuring culture, outdoor activities, fine museums, attractions and miles of beaches. Uyo presents a picture of enchanting coastal, mangrove forest, beautiful sandy beach resorts, and other interesting places one can visit. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, movie lover, golfer, foodie, shopaholic or collector of random facts, you will find there are so many things to do while visiting.

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There are just as many expensive activities to partake in Uyo city, just as there are cheap and even free things to do. The visitor/ traveler on a budget need not worry, you can have a fun and interesting time in the city without spending a ton of cash. Here is a list of free things to do in the city of Uyo

Ibom Connection
In the very heart of Uyo City, is the Ibom Connection. The monument symbolizes the unity of the people of Akwa Ibom state and it is a delightful art piece, skirted with a dazzling selection of uniquely beautiful flowers. The landmark bestows a beautiful glimpse of the great works of art and architecture tourists are likely to find around Uyo. You can take memorable pictures here and get educated on the history and culture of not just the city, but Akwa Ibom state itself. It is a popularly recognized monument in the east, commonly associated with the city.

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Ibom Plaza
Another interesting thing to do for free in the city, is to go window shopping at the Ibom plaza. It is right across from the Ibom Connection monument and easily accessible to tourists/ visitors.
The Ibom Plaza is a massive structure and commonly regarded as one of the best places to go shopping. Whatever you think to buy you will find there at very affordable prices. Ibom Plaza has an open theater, double-rolled water fountain within the Plaza making it one of a kind in Nigeria.
You can go window shopping and get design inspiration from the variety of selected items available. The double rolled water fountain within the plaza is also a good background for a breathtaking picture.

 

Presbyterian Church
You’re probably wondering what differentiates Presbyterian church from all other churches. The Presbyterian church is not just a church but museum of some sort. It was built by the famous missionary- Mary Slessor who stopped the killing of twins amongst the people of the region. Her tomb was also built on the spot where she was buried and the house she lived before her death situated around Ikot/Oron/Itu village in Akwa Ibom State.
People travel from all parts if the word to visit this tomb, take pictures and learn about the life and death of the famous missionary Mary Slessor. It is a public place, therefore you can visit it for free.

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The Amalgamation House.
Amalgamation House is the building in which Lord Lugard declared the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates of Nigeria in 1914. A one-storied cottage it is claimed to be the first administrative headquarters of the region before it was taken to Calabar.
The Amalgamation house is a historical relic, it attracts guests from different parts of the country.

 

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Unity Park
More commonly known as Cenotaph to those local to Uyo. Unity Park serves as a public park and cenotaph for fallen heroes. Each year the Armed Forces Remembrance Day holds there. You can visit Unity Park for free on any day of the week. A variety of activities take place at the park, especially on Saturday mornings and hundreds of people engage in various activities. From weddings to football matches and yoga the list goes on.

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