- The list below includes 605 free or cheap things to do in or near Barrington, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Pubs, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve to Langendorf Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Barrington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Skokie, Lombard, West Chicago and Glenview.
13th Annual Uncork Barrington Chicago MoreLess Info
Sample your choice of 50 wines paired with hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and groove to live music; proceeds benefit local nonprofits
Langendorf Park has a little something for everyone to enjoy, including a fitness center, gymnasium with a track, a skate park and three playgrounds. An aquatic center is also available, along with sand volleyball courts, batting cages and indoor golf.
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S. Northwest Hwy & E Hillside Avenue, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
Visitors can explore a 330 acre nature preserve that features a significant heron rookery at Baker's Lake Nature Preserve. The preserve features a variety of unpaved trails for viewing the diverse wildlife that also includes egrets, geese, and coyotes.
With many sports field to choose from, Ron Beese Park offers visitors outdoor activities like lacrosse, baseball, football, soccer, and more. In addition to sports fields, the park has picnic shelters, community gardens, and a team challenge course.
A historical theater, featuring one screen, the Catlow Theater in Barrington, Illinois once showed silent films in the late 1920's. The old-time movie theater, made in the Tudor Revival style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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112 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
A museum of musical history and curiosities, the Sanfilippo Place de La Musique maintains collections of music boxes, phonographs, calliopes, coin operated pianos, and other musical artifacts. In all, it houses the largest collection of automatic instruments in the world.
An ice sports complex, Barrington Ice Arena features an NHL-sized ice surface used for figure skating, hockey leagues and public ice skating. The arena offers skate rental, a pro shop, locker rooms and ice skating lessons.
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212 W Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
Barrington Area Historical Society was founded in 1968 by local residents dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Barrington area. Today, the Society features exhibits, events, tours, a Society Store, gallery and archive facility.