- The list below includes 31 free or cheap things to do in or near Ludington, Michigan, including 22 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Lighthouses, Family Fun Center and Mini Golf.
- From Ludington State Park to Stearns Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ludington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Manistee and Mears.
The Ludington State Park is located between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan and features beaches on the shoreline, campgrounds, and ponds. The park also permits biking, fishing, and swimming and features an amphitheater, boat launch, and lighthouse.
Winding through Ludington, the Pere Marquette River is known for fishing. Guided salmon-fishing expeditions and boat, kayak, and canoe rentals are available. The river features numerous launch points and is generally gentle enough for beginners.
Ludington's Buttersville Park and Campground is an 18.5 acre park located on the Lake Micigan coastline on the Buttersville Peninsula. The park also provides toilets and a shower facility, with picnic tables, fire rings, and electricity available at each site.
The Ludington North Breakwater Light is located at Stearns Park in Ludington with views of the the S.S. Badger carferry. The lighthouse offers tours during the summer months in exchange for a small donation fee.
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1687 South Lakeshore Drive, Ludington, MI 49431 MoreLess Info
Ludington's White Pine Village is a 30-building living history museum complex. It features restored homes, a general store, a one-room schoolhouse and a charming chapel that is available for wedding rentals.
AJ's Family Fun Center is a family entertainment center offering several recreational opportunities. Attractions include go-karts, rock climbing, an arcade, mini-golf, laser tag, bumper boats, and batting cages. AJ's also maintains a small pizzeria and snack shop.
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129 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 MoreLess Info
The staff at Sandcastles Children's Museum invite young patrons to touch, see, hear and manipulate the museum's hands-on exhibits. The museum also has a huge collection of antique nutcracker dolls.