The list below includes 45 free or cheap things to do in or near New Iberia, Louisiana, including 40 different types of inexpensive activities like Arts & Crafts Classes, History Museums, Specialty Museums and Botanical Gardens.
From Spanish Lake to Rip Van Winkle Gardens, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in New Iberia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lafayette, St. Martinville, Breaux Bridge and Scott.
The Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a 25 acres garden which surrounds the 1870 built Joseph Jefferson house. The several cottages from the premises can be rented, while the gardens themselves can host wpecial events, such as weddings.
Shadows on the Teche is a recently restored Georgian manor house which dates back to 19th century and houses a variety of period memorabilia and furnishings to depict the southern plantation lifestyle during the period.
The New Iberia City Park has playgrounds, a pool, a recreation center with weight room and a walking track, softball fields, pavilions, a meditation garden, gazebo, horseshoe pit, senior citizen's building, a public boat launch, tennis courts.
Enjoy interactive displays about the food, music, and overall culture of the area at the Bayou Teche Museum. Take a trip down the salt mine, watch informative videos, and learn about the Antebellum history among many other activities.
A brief and straightforward tour is the primary attraction at the Conrad Rice Museum. The guided tour shows guests how rice has been handled and processed for over 100 years, and there is an on-site retail store.
Evangeline Little League is the largest organized youth sports organization in the world. They offer a wide range of recreational activities including t-ball for boys and girls, machine pitch softball, minor league softball and minor and major league baseball.
Painting with a Twist is a private party facility that also hosts occasions including weddings, family reunions, corporate events, and team building activities. The studio also contains a refrigerator and cups.