- The list below includes 43 free or cheap things to do in or near Mandeville, Louisiana, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Bowling, Music Venue and National & State Parks.
- From Fontainebleau State Park to Tammany Trace, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mandeville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Slidell, Covington, Metairie and Abita Springs.
An entertainment center, Chuck E. Cheese's provides children's rides, arcade and redemption games and a toddler play area. The center also offers party hosting, a live stage show and a concession area with food and drinks.
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge is a 36,000 acre nature park and reserve. Visitors can hike through forests, canoe down swamps and bayous, and encounter many species of wildlife, including bald eagles, alligators, gopher tortoises, and giant Gulf sturgeon.
The tours at the Insta-Gator Ranch will acquaint the visitor with the Louisiana Alligator industry, from the moment the eggs are laid and harvested until the moment the handbag is bought. A Baby Alligator Area is found on the site, and it can organize private events, such as birthday parties.