- 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.
Willowbrook Wildlife Center is an animal education center and rehabilitation facility. Visitors can see over 80 types of wildlife, including bobcats, eagles and snakes, and can even assist in releasing healed animals back into the wild.
The Regal 12 Cinema Theater offers moviegoers the chance to watch first-run, digitally-projected movies in reclining seats. The theater also has a game room, sells concessions, and host parties and special events.
Newberry Park has two playgrounds and each has appropriate age-sized slides, bridges and monkey bars. The bigger playground has a faux rock 'mountain,' a climbing wall, and a telescope with swings in a separate area of the park.
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383 E Lake Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 MoreLess Info
Founded in the 1800's, the Valley of Chicago, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite is a lodge-style social club and recreation center. Views of old fashioned woodwork and historical items are featured along with various art and antiques.
The Glen Ellyn Skate Park is a local skate park that provides a variety of different options to the skaters who visit. The park includes many different ramps and can be used by beginners and more advanced skaters alike.
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130 S Clow International Pkwy, Ste B, Bolingbrook, IL 60490 MoreLess Info
The Illinois Aviation Museum is located a 6,000 square foot hangar at the Clow International Airport. With both replica and restored aircraft, visitors can learn about the business of aviation.
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14912 S. Eastern Avenue, Unit 103, Plainfield, IL 60544 MoreLess Info
Every Saturday, Tailwinds Distillery hosts a tour of its facilities while explaining the spirits making process. At the conclusion of the tour, visitors can sample a variety of spirits, from rum to tequila.
A movie theater featuring 12 auditoriums, Regal Bolingbrook Stadium 12 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater provides reclining chairs, a game room, reserved seating and a concession area with food and drinks.