- The list below includes 366 free or cheap things to do in or near Aurora, Illinois, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Family Fun Center, Laser Tag, History Museums and Parks.
- From RiverEdge Park to Waubonsie Lake Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Aurora and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Chicago, Lombard, Joliet and Naperville.
A 16-screen movie theater, AMC Showplace Rockford 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers an IMAX auditorium, stadium seating, a party room, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
2413 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
The People's Choice Family Fun Center is a popular place to have birthday parties. It offers fun activities for the whole family. Its main attractions are the redemption center, the arcade and the glow-in-the-dark mini golf.
Rocky's Funhouse Miniature Golf is birthday party central. Guests can try black light mini golf, a number of modern arcade games, pizza, a prize counter with tons of selections for every ticket value, and more.
898 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 46% Off at Exploration Station
1095 W. Perry St., Bourbonnais, IL 60914 MoreLess Info
The Exploration Station, A Children's Museum teaches young guests the importance of socialization, problem solving, and conflict resolution. The location offers a variety of activities and special play rooms, including castle and dinosaur rooms.
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55 N Harbor Pl, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
With access to Waukegan Harbor, Windy City Salmon Fishing Charters takes visitors on a fishing tour of the surrounding region. Trout and salmon are among some of the fish that can be caught and filleted on the boat.
Kristy Lynn Charters is a fishing charter company that provides fishing charters at the Waukegan Harbor. The excursion company provides a variety of amenities including fishing equipment, restrooms, and bait and tackle.