- The list below includes 118 free or cheap things to do in or near La Porte, Texas, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Art Gallery, Beaches and Battlefields.
- From Sylvan Beach Park to Sylvan Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in La Porte and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pasadena, Houston, Friendswood and Baytown.
Little Cedar Bayou Park is a multi-use park adjacent to La Porte's wave pool venue. The combined venues offer soccer and baseball fields, two rugby pitches, wave pool, sand volleyball, tennis courts and concessions area.
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3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte, TX 77571 MoreLess Info
A national Historic Landmark, the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site has markers throughout that indicate different camps and strategies used on the battlefield. The site is also home to Battleship Texas and the San Jacinto Monument.
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3523 Battleground Road, La Porte, TX 77571 MoreLess Info
Spanning 1200 acres, the Battleship Texas Historic Site includes three major components. There is the battleship itself, now a museum that offers tours, the San Jacinto Battleground, and the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, which commemorates a battle for Texas independence.
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Park Road 1836, La Porte, TX 77571 MoreLess Info
The San Jacinto Monument and Museum commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto. Visitors can view artifacts and exhibits in the museum then ride 489 feet to an observation deck at the top of the monument.
The Little Cedar Bayou Wave Pool is operated by the local parks department and offers an artificial wave pool experience for swimmers of all ages. Open daily during the summer, the pool is surrounded by a picnic and playground area.
Located at the 1,200 acres Battleship Texas State Historic Site, Battleship Texas served in World War I and World War II. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the battleship or hard hat tours that take them to places that are usually not open to the public.
Home to La Porte baseball, Pecan Park also has other amenities to offer. The park boasts well-maintained fields, bleachers and dugouts while also providing access to a playground, picnic areas, walking trails and covered seating.
The Crow's Nest Art Gallery is a gallery that features primarily hand-crafted Native American art in various genres. The gallery also features pottery, jewelry, paintings, and sculptures by a variety of Texas artists.