- 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.
Since 1941, Wayne's Lanes has been providing bowling and entertainment to the whole family. The bowling alley features eight lanes, refreshments and large projection TV's, adding a modern touch to the historic venue.
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.
Featuring 24 lanes and automatic scoring, Forest Hills Lanes provides open and league bowling as well as private event and party hosting. The bowling center has a snack bar, video games, adult beverages and facilities for softball and volleyball.
The Centre Court Athletic Club is a community recreational facility offering a number of facilities for its visitors to use. Visitors commonly enjoy playing tennis, working out in the gym, or spending time in the sauna.
Keller's Farmstand is a business that locally grows and sells fruits and vegetables. In addition to selling produce, the farmstand also operates a farm filled with many attractions, including a corn maze, wagon rides, and a petting zoo.