- The list below includes 21 free or cheap things to do in or near Lake Charles, Louisiana, including 22 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and Family Fun Center.
- From Millennium Park to Bord Du Lac Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lake Charles and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Sulphur.
Located along Lake Charles, Millennium Park features a large, gated children's play area with smaller structures for younger children and multilevel structures for older children. It also has walking paths and a splash area.
76% 133 votes
107 Sutherland Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70611 MoreLess Info
The beautiful, verdant Sam Houston Jones State Park is a popular recreation area and campsite complex. All campsites must be reserved in advance. Day visitors must pay a nominal fee to enter the park.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset, the community-based Ward 3 Dog Park allowed for all sized canines to enjoy themselves in a fenced-in environment. An obstacle course with a fire hydrant jump, hound hoops, and crawl tunnel provides structured play.
88% 59 votes
1205 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601 MoreLess Info
Louisiana's Lake Charles Visitor Center has everything tourists and new residents need to make the most out their time in the region. The center offers maps, guide books, attraction literature and other information.
79% 29 votes
1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA MoreLess Info
Located in Louisiana's pinelands, the Charpentier Historic District is famous for its architecture, which is characterized by long, strong lines and sharp angles. This former lumber town is now a residential area.
100% 2 votes
620 Petro Point Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70607 MoreLess Info
With animal sculptures on the grounds, Putt Putt of Lake Charles offers visitors two 18-hole miniature golf courses to play at. There are also 4 batting cages and a putt putt camp that visitors can enroll in.
82% 39 votes
809 Kirby, Lake Charles, LA 70601 MoreLess Info
Lake Charles' Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu is a thriving cultural and historical institution dedicated to the Louisiana tradition called Mardi Gras. The museum features photos, Mardi Gras beads, other artifacts and more.