- 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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601 N. Martingale Rd, 105, Schaumburg, IL 60173 MoreLess Info
A 20-screen movie theater, AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers an IMAX auditorium, stadium seating, mobile ticketing, independent films and a concession area.
The Plainfield Fishing Resort is a family owned and operated business that features park benches, picnic tables, restrooms, and swings. The nearby lake is stocked with Large Mouth Bass, Rock Bass, Blue Gill, and Walleye fish.
Built in the 19th century, Lombard Historical Victorian Museum is a house from the Victorian era that visitors can tour to get a feel of what it was like to live in that time. The house is furnished with Victorian artifacts.
The Victorian Cottage Museum is a restored 19th century house with multiple first floor rooms furnished in authentic 1870s style. The upstairs area of the house is a museum celebrating the history and heritage of the area.
Enchanted Castle is an amusement park with a variety of activities like laser tag, go-karts, bumper cars, mini-golf and bowling and many other attractions. There is also an arcade and refreshments including alcohol for adults.
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E Higgins Rd & Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
Locally known as Busse Woods, this managed park area is officially designated as the Ned Brown Preserve. It features wetlands, open fields, and heavy forest and is popular with fishermen, hikers, birdwatchers, and noted for a small pasture of elk.
Open only on nights during the Halloween season, Disturbia Screams in the Park is a haunted house that aims to terrify, and may be too scary for small children. Occupants of the haunted rooms include clowns and cannibal hillbillies.