- The list below includes 76 free or cheap things to do in or near Dekalb, Illinois, including 104 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Other Entertainment and History Museums.
- From Dekalb Park District to Northern Illinois University Athletics, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dekalb and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia and Elgin.
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5500-5526 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 MoreLess Info
Located in a 12-acre park, the Village Green Amphitheater is an open-air venue with casual seating on its surrounding grassy areas. Guests can enjoy concerts and other programmed events there, and food concessions are available.
Open only during the weekends during the warmer months, the Cascade Drive In shows popular first-run movies on its single screen. Two movies are shown each night that the drive in is open, and there is a separate picnic area for guests who want to bring their own food.
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Prince Crossing Rd & Geneva Road, West Chicago, IL 60185 MoreLess Info
The Timber Ridge Forest Preserve is a nature preserve that is open 7 days a week and spans a total distance of 1,163-acres of land. The forest has a visitor center that offers educational programs, agricultural activities, and domestic activities.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens is a veritable time capsule of life in the Victorian era. Worth a visit to see one of the few remaining Swiss-style homes left in the United States and a leisurely stroll through the gardens.
The Bartlett Park District encompasses a wide variety of facilities, parks, and programs. It includes a nature center, a preschool, a fitness center, and a wide variety of sports, camps, and educational activities.
Sinnissippi Park is located on the banks of the Rock River and features hiking, biking or walking paths among beautiful gardens. Spend the day exploring sculptures, having a picnic or enjoying a concert at the band shell.
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1354 North 2nd Street, Rockford, IL 61107 MoreLess Info
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is a botanical garden featuring over 11,000 sq ft. of plant exhibition. Water fountains and falls, a pedestrian bridge, patios, walkways and seating areas set the stage for beautiful tropical plants and featured events.