- The list below includes 447 free or cheap things to do in or near Algonquin, Illinois, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Arcades, Family Fun Center and Playgrounds.
- From Buffalo Park Forest Preserve to Hill Climb Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Algonquin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Chicago, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Buffalo Grove.
Located along a stretch of the Fox River, Buffalo Park Forest Preserve is a woodland retreat. It offers hiking and biking paths, scenic views, river access, and a sledding hill, when the weather permits. There is also a campground.
Nearly 13 acres in a residential setting, Hill Climb Park provides recreational opportunities for everyone. The site holds two playgrounds, athletic fields, a basketball court, walking paths, a gazebo, seating areas and a picnic area.
Bordering the Fox River, Cornish Park houses historical markers and buildings in addition to providing recreational space. Amenities include an adjoining bike trail, walking path, playground, athletic field, fishing spots and a gazebo.
Yesterday's - Scott's Arcade refurbishes or builds new cabinets for arcade games, including pinball machines. Customers can request upgrades, repairs, custom designed artwork, and electrical wiring for new lighting.
59% 74 votes
2380 Esplanade Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102 MoreLess Info
The Village Vintner Winery, Brewery & Restaurant offers craft wines and beers with a full-service menu. Customers can choose from a variety of appetizers, salads, entrees and deserts while enjoying a family-friendly atmosphere.
An indoor and outdoor tennis facility, the Crystal Lake Racket Club features nine indoor tennis courts, an indoor practice lane, clay and standard outdoor courts, a fully stocked pro shop, and lessons or players of all levels.
Nero's Pizza & Pub is a restaurant and bar that serves a full menu of pizzas, sandwiches, appetizers, pastas, seafood, and entrees. The pub also hosts a variety of special events, like a White Elephant night and a chili cookoff.
53% 15 votes
1611 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102 MoreLess Info
Brunswick Zone XL - Randall Road is a bowling alley and fun center that also includes an onsite bar and grill. 38 lanes of bowling is featured along with 8 billiard tables, lazer tag, and a variety of arcade games.
The Algonquin Lakes Park is a 35-acre park home to a wide range of outdoor activities. Visitors to the park have access to two baseball fields, a tri-basketball court, two different playgrounds, and a network of biking paths.
83% 23 votes
311 North Randall Road, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 MoreLess Info
Offering first-run feature films, AMC Lake In The Hills 12 provides 12 auditoriums using digital projection. The theater features stadium seating, a full bar, reclining chairs, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.