- The list below includes 19 free or cheap things to do in or near Houma, Louisiana, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Mini Golf, Movie Theaters and Music Venue.
- From Terrebonne Parish Library to Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Houma and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Thibodaux.
Part of the Louisiana Public Library system, the Terrebonne Parish Library offers a variety of amenities to the public. In addition to books and databases, the library has genealogical information, and hosts events like writers' festivals.
A 4,416 acre refuge, the swampy Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge contains rare wildlife like the American alligator and bald eagle as well as migratory and wading birds, raptors and waterfowl. It is accessible only by boat.
Southdown Plantation House is a museum that offers guided tours of a 19th century sugar plantation manor house and slave quarters. The plantation features a gift shop and a pavilion for hosting parties and special events.
An entertainment center featuring three main activities, The Ball Park offers five batting cages, an 18-hole miniature golf course and a water balloon launching station. The park includes arcade video games, concessions and a room for parties and events.
Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum is a public facility overlooking a bayou and is home to a range of informative historical exhibits about the local culture, history and a variety of industries which flourished here.
East Houma's Aggie's Skate Connection East is a roller and inline skating rink that offers open skating as well as a variety of different party packages. The facility offers skate rentals and a variety of refreshments.
The Patio is an upscale cocktail bar featuring high quality mixed drinks, a comfortable atmosphere, and live music. Select tapas and food are available daily. Wine Wednesday and Live Music Saturdays are frequent specials.
A movie theater featuring 10 auditoriums, AMC Houma Palace 10 displays first-run feature films. The theater provides RealD 3D movies, stadium seating, a party room, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
A 44-lane bowling center, Creole Lanes offers open and league bowling along with programmable bumpers and a pro shop. The center also provides cosmic bowling sessions, arcade games, poker machines, a bar, a restaurant and party hosting.