- The list below includes 185 free or cheap things to do in or near St. Charles, Missouri, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Historic Sites and Hiking Trails.
- From Jaycee Park to Weldon Springs Clark Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in St. Charles and in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Louis, Florissant, St. Peters and Ballwin.
Established in 1867, Sioux Passage Park has multiple horseback riding trails, fishing in the Missouri River, and an area for winter outdoor sports like snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Five camping sites for primitive camping are also on the park grounds.
An educational museum aimed at children under the age of 10, the Worldways Children's Museum features a variety of exhibits designed to evoke experiences in other countries, like fishing from a Senegalese boat or doing a Chinese ribbon dance.
With outdoor and indoor spaces for fitness, Dellwood Recreation Center provides visitors with sports fields, meeting rooms, and a pool. The center features a youth gaming room with pool tables, claw machines, air hockey, and more.
Star Galaxy Stables is an equestrian facility that offers private and group horse riding lessons and horse training programs. The farm also provides horse boarding facilities as well as horse acquisition services.
Located along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, the Grafton Visitor's Center is a location offering many services to visitors of the town. Those at the visitor's center also commonly observe the American Bald Eagle from its viewing windows.
Opened in 1972, Ridge Valley Riding Stables is an equestrian center offering a number of services for horses and their riders. Horse boarding, riding lessons, trail rides, and 'pony parties' are among the services available to visitors.
Families can host reunions or large events such as birthday parties, baby showers, and receptions at the pavilion in Margaret Stoecker Park. Other amenities include restrooms, a nature trail, a play area, and picnic equipment.