- 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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42W690 Il, Rt 64, St. Charles, IL 60175 MoreLess Info
St Charles Farms & Equestrian Center provides facilities for all areas of horse care, training, and lessons. They are a multi-use facility balancing the needs of Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western Pleasure disciplines and have students compete in various circuits.
At Infinity Sport Horses, visitors can enroll in clinics and training programs to learn the basics of horse care and riding. The facility hosts monthly horse shows where visitors can watch competitive riders show off their skills.
Situated on 25-acres of land, McCarthy Farm is a privately owned stable that features a heated barn with large stalls, an indoor arena, and an outdoor arena. The farm has amenities including showers and vending machines.
St. Charles' Creek Bend Nature Center displays ecology, wetland and wooded exhibits to teach the agricultural background of the area. Visitors are educated and entertained through hands-on demonstrations and interpretive displays.
Quiet and serene, Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve is a public space providing for an array of outdoor activities. Along with enjoying peaceful streams, wooded areas and wildlife, the preserve is also home to a nature center and house museum.
Opened in 1961, St Charles Bowl features 24 lanes and automatic scoring suitable for open and league bowling. The center offers automatic bumpers, party hosting, a bar and grill, arcade games, televisions and pool tables.
Peck Farm Park is a park and botanical garden area with a large play area and picnic facilities. Features include an observation silo with panoramic views, a butterfly garden with a variety of colorful species, and expansive flower gardens.