- 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.
For fans of larger than life movies, the Randall 16 Theaters offers films on their famous IMAX screen. Also available is a wide selection of feature titles on traditional, state of the art movie screens and a full service snack and drink bar.
Featuring fifteen state-of-the-art auditoriums, the Marcus Theatres offer a wide selection of film selections for Elgin patrons. The theater also offers a full service drink and snack bar as well a 7- foot wide, three story Ultra screen.
Running along Fox River, Pottawatomie Park provides access for fishing and boating and also has a trail along the river. The park features a miniature golf course, playgrounds, picnic areas, sports facilities and an amphitheater for events.
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38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL MoreLess Info
Burnidge Forest Preserve/Paul Wolff Campground is a 625 acre nature preserve populated by woodlands and prairie. Visitors will find 9 miles of multipurpose trails as well as a fishing pond. The preserve is also home to a variety of wildlife.
Burgers, beers, and BBQ chicken are a few of the menu options offered at McNally's Irish Pub, a traditional Irish pub popular among local residents. Pub food and a full drink menu are what make this pub a popular one.
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1201 Main Street, Batavia, IL 60510 MoreLess Info
The Batavia Fine Arts Centre provides education to the student of Batavia and live productions of music, theater, dance, and visual arts. The center offers multiple performance spaces including the Main Stage, an 890 seat theater.
The Arcada Theatre is housed by a 1926 building which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and it has been staging shows since then. It has a maximum seating capacity of 900 and has hosted artists such as Joan Rivers and Kenny Rogers.