- 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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SE Corner of Rt 53 & Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60137 MoreLess Info
The Hidden Lake Forest Preserve is a small natural preserve that is home to Round Meadow Lake and Eagle Lake. The preserve has a number of hiking trails that can be used for running or walking.
96% 24 votes
1111 E Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194 MoreLess Info
Part of the Schaumburg Park District, the Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary is a 135 acre nature preserve that includes wetland areas, forests, fields, and streams. The sanctuary is an ideal spot for bird watching or simply for quiet repose.
Spring Avenue Dog Park is a fully enclosed off-leash park that includes a large open play area, disposal bags and receptacles, and picnic tables. A permit is required for each dog, which requires a yearly membership fee.
100% 1 votes
900 W Saint Charles Road, Lombard, IL 60148 MoreLess Info
Churchill Woods Forest Preserve is a 264 acre forest preserve populated by bur oak, white oak, black maple trees, and various wildflowers. The preserve is home to several state-endangered species of wildlife.
Featuring a line up of the most up-to-date films, Marcus Addison Cinema is a full-service theater with concessions offering sandwiches, pizza, popcorn, snacks and coffee. Beer and spirits are also served at their on-site lounge.
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15610 S Joliet Road, Plainfield, IL 60544 MoreLess Info
Railsplitter Inn Sports Bar at Pioner Lanes is a bowling center with a full service grill and bar that features 15 taps. The bowling center host leagues and parties and also features an on site pro shop.
Melding together an arcade and bar experience, Dave & Buster's has a multitude of games and drinks for adults to choose from. It offers specials on almost every day of the week; including ½ price games on Wednesdays.
The Don Elder Fine Art Studio is a local art gallery specializing in the selling of house and garden art. The gallery offers a number of items, including garden art sculptures as well as interior and exterior home art pieces.
91% 23 votes
Greene Rd & Hobson Road, Naperville, IL 60517 MoreLess Info
A 16-acre, off-leash canine recreation facility, Green Valley Forest Preserve Dog Park features fenced grassy fields with a separate 1.5-acre small dog area. The park provides picnic tables, shaded areas, walking trails and dog waste bags.