- 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.
Housed in the Stratford Square Mall, Cinemark Century Theaters features top-rated, new movie releases. The facility further offers stadium seating and digital sound, along with a cafe and arcade for added fun and convenience.
Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve. The preserve offers areas for camping, fishing, picnicking, archery, hiking, tubing, horseback riding, golfing, cross-country skiing, and bicycling.
An ice sports complex, Barrington Ice Arena features an NHL-sized ice surface used for figure skating, hockey leagues and public ice skating. The arena offers skate rental, a pro shop, locker rooms and ice skating lessons.
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108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL MoreLess Info
Housed in Bloomingdale's oldest building, the Bloomingdale Park District Museum still shows signs of its past as a church, a school and then a town hall. Each year, the museum features six to seven exhibits suitable for adults and children.
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108 S Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 MoreLess Info
A former church, Bloomingdale Park District Museum offers several exhibits with artifacts that celebrate and pay homage to the old town or city. Special activities such as Santa visits during the holidays are also offered in this beautiful, historical building.
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Bloomingdale, IL MoreLess Info
Divided into 60 different preserves, the Spring Creek Reservoir , Forest Preserve Dist of DuPage County is a forest preserve with over 145-miles of trails. The preserve also has five education centers.
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Swift Road, Lombard, IL 60139 MoreLess Info
A canine recreation facility, East Branch Forest Preserve Dog Off-Leash Area features open grassy fields as well as access to the water for swimming. The area also offers dog waste bags, benches and unpaved trails for walking.
Featuring a pond, Vogelei Park has a gazebo overlooking the water which can be used for fishing or viewing wildlife. The park is suitable for picnics and walking and has a playground, splash pad and rose garden.