- 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.
The Gardner Center For the Arts provides presentation of visual and performing arts and hosts a variety community events. It is operated by the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, a non-profit community development organization.
Gary Aquatorium is also known as Chanute Aquatorium. It is a flight museum honoring octave chanute and tuskegee airmen. The view of Lake Michigan is stunning here. The private garden on two levels is ideal for organizing events.
Visitors can view a collection of original art, photography, and fine American crafts at Lake Street Gallery. The gallery specializes in local art inspired by the Indiana Dunes and the shores of Lake Michigan, and also offers custom framing.