Free & Cheap Things to Do in Crystal Lake, IL

  • The list below includes 323 free or cheap things to do in or near Crystal Lake, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Trampoline Parks and Movie Theaters.
  • From Three Oaks Recreation Area to Veteran Acres Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Crystal Lake and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elgin and Libertyville.
  • The list below includes 323 free or cheap things to do in or near Crystal Lake, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Trampoline Parks and Movie Theaters.
  • From Three Oaks Recreation Area to Veteran Acres Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Crystal Lake and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elgin and Libertyville.
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Musical experts offer repairs and services to keep customers’ instruments in tip-top shape
1.2 Miles
90% 71 votes
Parks 5517 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
With access to two lakes, Three Oaks Recreation Area offers two marinas for boats, and a beach area for sunbathing and picnics. There is also a boardwalk that visitors can use to view the scenery of the south lake.
0.6 Miles
88% 16 votes
Parks 330 N Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Veteran Acres Park is a 140 acre park housing a Nature Center, Rotary Building and Rotary Warming House. The park also features several athletic fields, and has several hiking and cross country skiing trails.
1.6 Miles
82% 11 votes
Parks Rte 176 & Rte 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Spanning 310 acres, Lippold Park houses a skate park, batting cages, dog park, and outdoor fitness area. Many sports fields and courts are spread throughout the area, along with ponds/wetlands and over 3 miles of walking/biking trails.
1.5 Miles
78% 9 votes
Beaches 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Crystal Lake's Main Beach offers a variety of amenities. The beach itself is white sand, and offers a swimming area with lanes demarcated. There are barbecue facilities, playgrounds, and picnic areas, as well.
0.1 Miles
88% 8 votes
Bowling 77 Brink Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
At Metro Bowl, visitors can enjoy a game of bowling with beer and other refreshments. The bowling alley has a basement lounge, complete with pool tables and a seating area for socializing.
0.1 Miles
89% 9 votes
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Recreation Centers 54 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Evolve is a gift store offering, among other items, local artisan jewelry, crystals, statues, books, and candles. The store also hosts a variety of healing and balancing workshops on a regular basis.
0.1 Miles
71% 7 votes
Pubs 72 N Williams St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Finn McCool's Crystal Lake offers an authentic Irish Pub experience stateside. The pub offers a large selection of on tap brews as well as a menu of Irish pub favorites such as fish and chips and shepherd's pie.
2.0 Miles
80% 5 votes
Bowling 4504 Terra Cotta Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 MoreLess Info
Crystal Bowl is a traditional ten pin bowling alley with a retro d├ęcor style. The lanes offer automatic scoring, and there is an on-site concession stand and pro shop for serious bowlers.
1.2 Miles
45% 31 votes
Trampoline Parks 5593 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Offering jumping fun for all ages, Mega Trampoline is a popular location for birthday parties and other celebrations. Along with wall-to-wall trampolines, the facility is equipped with a play area which includes arcade games and inflatables.
1.6 Miles
67% 3 votes
Arts Centers 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
The Lakeside Legacy Arts Park and Sage Gallery is best known as the place where art meets history in Crystal Lake. Visitors can take in a live production or enjoy perusing the gallery's works of art.
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