- 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.
Opened in 2011, the Living Light Community Center is a multipurpose facility used for a number of events and activities. The center is commonly used for church services on Sunday's and is also available for event rentals, such as weddings.
Covering 6.5 acres, the Community Veterans Memorial depicts the major conflicts which shaped the 20th century with sculptures and life-size monuments. From WWI to the Desert Storm, the memorial is dedicated to all war veterans.
Centennial Park features playground equipment for children to enjoy during their visit. Additionally, the site also features spacious fields, banquet halls, a flower garden, a fishing pond, a bike park, and restrooms.
The Racine Heritage Museum is a museum that preserves the culture of the people of Racine County. The museum is best known for the 'Factory for the World' exhibit, which includes various artifacts related to agriculture.
At the Racine Art Museum, visitors can see over 8,000 pieces of art. Most of the pieces represent the contemporary craft movement, while other pieces were created during the 1930s Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project.
The Artists Gallery is a local community art gallery that features on of a kind three-dimensional pieces, paintings and pottery. Visitors can also try their hand at creating themselves, with the classes the gallery offers.
An art gallery, Northern Lights Gallery features a wide selection of original art by local and regional artists and craftspeople. The gallery features works in various media, including jewelry, painting, sculpture, and glassworks, as well as gifts.