- The list below includes 110 free or cheap things to do in or near South Lake Tahoe, California, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Mountains, Hiking Trails and Mini Golf.
- From Mt. Tallac Trail to Pope Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in South Lake Tahoe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tahoe City, Carson City, Incline Village and Stateline.
The Nevada Historical Society was founded in 1904 and is focused on preserving and presenting the state's history. In addition to the displays and exhibits, the society's museum features specialty education programs.
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The Sparks Heritage Museum features an array of exhibits, many of which focus on the area's railroad heritage. The museum also features exhibits on the region's agricultural tradition and role in the space program.
Visitors to Sparks Marina Park can partake in a variety of activities at this green oasis in the desert. The park offers beaches, swimming, fishing piers, volleyball courts, playgrounds, walking paths, and a dog park.
Galaxy Luxury Theater + IMAX offers not only IMAX movies but reclining power seats, all digital sound and projection and two 4K screens featuring Dolby ATMOS sound. They also have a bar that serves beer and cocktails.
Sparks City Parks & Recreation aims to provide meaningful activities and events for the community with various sports leagues, camps, senior outings, community classes, activities for those with disabilities and much more.
Dance City Performing Arts Center is a dance studio and instructional facility that offers training in a wide variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary, as well as musical theater.
Built in 1988, Pah Rah Mountain Park features a playground geared towards children with disabilities. Attractions include extensive walking paths, various sporting facilities, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, and public restrooms.