- The list below includes 186 free or cheap things to do in or near Lakewood, Washington, including 86 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Go Karts.
- From Fort Steilacoom Park to Fort Steilacoom Bark- Off-Leash Area, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lakewood and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lacey, Puyallup, Olympia and Federal Way.
Sip Dip-n-Doodle offers artist instructor led sessions that include a 16x20 canvas with paint and brushes supplied for patrons. They provide general group sessions and offer private party sessions for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette celebrations and other events.
Visitors at the Horse Haven at Bear Creek are able to get hands-on interaction with horses through several educational programs. While horseback riding is available, the main focus of the equestrian center is to teach about interacting with horses on a personal level.
Located on nearly 30 acres, Martha Lake Airport Park was developed on the site of a former airport and features a glacial erratic known as Big Rock. The park has a playground, picnic shelters and a skate park.
Picnic Point Park features a beach, picnic tables and charcoal cookers and is popular for its scenic views including an island, mountain range and passing trains. Combers on the beach can see seashells, crabs, and shellfish.