- The list below includes 24 free or cheap things to do in or near Monroe, Louisiana, including 17 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, Military Museums, Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- From Osterland Recreation Center to Downtown RiverMarket, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Monroe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Monroe and Monroe.
Equipped with both indoor and outdoor space, the Osterland Recreation Center offers an array of educational and fitness programs. Along with a playground and inside gym, classes in Zumba, nutrition and self-defense are offered.
Monroe's Downtown RiverMarket is a large French-style market that features a wide variety of vendors, including artisans, craftspeople, farmers, and others. The market also features live performances and an array of special events.
Initially home to Joseph A. Biedenharn who is believed to be the first one to bottle Coca-Cola, Biedenharn Museum & Gardens today, functions as a house museum featuring Coca-Cola memorabilia as well as a botanical garden.
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With a dinosaur sculpture collection at the entrance, the Aviation Historical Museum of Louisiana exhibits aircrafts from the both world wars, whatever the military branch which used them was. It organizes each year air shows.
Nearby the Ouachita River, the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum has exhibits that allow children to create objects out of recycled materials and work at a cafe or hospital. There is also a big mouth and a hearing aid room.