- 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.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and Lake Etta, Lake Etta Co Park is a popular spot for relaxing and recreation in Gary. The park features an expansive playground, large shady trees for picnics and an event space and adjoining pergola for weddings and private events.
A spacious field, Ben Diamond Park provides for an array of outdoor activities including tennis, basketball and a playground for younger kids to enjoy. There is also a special, designated area for picnics, grilling and large gatherings.
From milk shakes to soft serve, Shirl's Drive-In & Lighthouse Miniature Golf offers visitors a variety of frozen treats to enjoy. The golf course is landscaped with rocks and plants, and features a lighthouse structure in the center.
Located on the scenic Kankakee River, Reed's Canoe Trips provides its visitors the opportunity to take a guided tour canoeing down stream. During the tours, guests commonly enjoy fishing, viewing the local wildlife, or just spending time relaxing.
A 10-lane bowling center, LaSalle Family Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. The center provides event hosting, a pro shop, a pizza restaurant, a sports bar, televisions and an assortment of games.
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With the Lock 16 Visitor Center & LaSalle Canal Boat the tourists can 1 hour rides in a replica of a 1848 canal boat, with the staff dressed in period clothing and telling stories about the historic canal. A visitor's center, a cafe, and a gift shop are in here.
Constructed with a classical interior design, the Paramount Theater is a cinema that offers visitors the opportunity to view the newest film releases. The theater is fully digital and offers options for 3-D and matinee movies.