- 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.
An ice rink with seating for 600, Carlson Ice Arena provides a venue for youth and adult hockey, figure skating and public skating sessions. The facility offers skating lessons, a concession area and meeting rooms.
89% 123 votes
737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 MoreLess Info
Burpee Museum of Natural History exhibits over 70,000 specimens from the Paleontology, Anthropology, Geology and Biology domains. The children's favorite attractions are, of course, the dinosaurs, with Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops in the lead.
67% 9 votes
Route 59 & Golf Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60120 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy walking, jogging, rollerblading, and biking on a 8.9 mile paved loop trail at Poplar Creek Forest Preserve. The western portion of the preserve features unpaved secluded hiking trails through woodlands and prairies.
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Geneva Rd & Indian Knoll Road, West Chicago, IL 60185 MoreLess Info
Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve is a community managed park named for the burial mounds of prehistoric plains tribes located nearby. The park sits along the DuPage river and offers hiking trails and fishing by permit.
A 16-screen movie theater, Regal Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers arcade games, private party rooms and a snack bar with food and drinks.
50% 2 votes
691 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
At Xtreme Wheels Inline Roller Skating Rink, visitors can enjoy a night of cosmic rollerskating in an indoor rink under neon colored lights. The rink also hosts Disney skate events where visitors can skate to classic Disney songs.