- The list below includes 685 free or cheap things to do in or near Arlington Heights, Illinois, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Horse Races and Laser Tag.
- From Lake Arlington to Sycamore Trails Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Arlington Heights and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
Hammond's Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is administered by Lake County Parks. It offers extensive hiking trails and opportunities for wildlife viewing, as well as an environmental awareness center that hosts educational programs.
The Geneva Lake Shore Path is a 21 mile trail that allows hikers to walk in the backyards of century old mansions in the area. There are two booklets available in local stores that outline two different do -it-yourself walking tours.
Visitors can tour the world headquarters for S.C. Johnson that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. At the building, visitors can see a rotating display about Wright, visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Research Library, watch two documentaries in the The Golden Rondelle Theater, and the Fortaleza Hall.
An eclectic collection of things to see and do, the SC Johnson Headquarters is a unique addition to any itinerary. Visitors can walk through exhibits and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright or admire the unique aircraft collection.