- 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.
Situated on seven acres of land, Sunnydale Park offers a wide range of recreational options like play equipment for young children and toddlers, a multi-purpose open play area, and a soccer field. Visitors can also enjoy picnic areas, a biking/walking trail, and on-site parking lot.
Romeoville of Village is a village that has a fire department, a police department, a public works program, and a community development organization. The village also provides recreational programs to the community for free.
35% 80 votes
Yorktown Shopping Center, 100 Yorktown, Lombard, IL 60148 MoreLess Info
A bowling center with 18 lanes, Lucky Strike offers open bowling as well as private event hosting. The facility provides two full-service bars, 12 plasma and 12 projector screens, a dining menu and billiard tables.
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250 E Wood Street, Palatine, IL 60067 MoreLess Info
The Palatine Park District Community Center is a multipurpose facility with a variety of fitness and recreation facilities, including tennis courts, a gym with gymnastics area, sand volleyball courts, and football and soccer fields.
100% 2 votes
901 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
The starting point for exploring Lyman Woods is called the William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center. The green building has exhibits, programs, an active bird feeding area, and birdwatching panel guides.
A movie theater with IMAX, AMC Yorktown 18 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, reclining chairs, reserved seats, a full bar and an AMC Red Kitchen with ordering via tablet.
45% 44 votes
80 Yorktown Shopping Ctr, Lombard, IL 60148 MoreLess Info
Utilizing IMAX and RealD 3D technology, AMC Yorktown Premium Cinema shows the latest independent and blockbuster films in its stadium style amphitheaters. The auditoriums feature cushioned chairs with a folding lap table for visitors to enjoy food on.
80% 10 votes
Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet, IL 60431 MoreLess Info
Joliet's Cinemark Theatre is a franchise of the Cinemark chain, and shows first-run movies in digital video and sound. The theater offers a variety of concessions, including Starbucks coffee and ice cream.
Located on a 150-acre area, Lyman Woods is a peaceful and relaxing nature preserve offering nature trails open to the public. The preserve features over 300 species of native plants and is commonly visited by walkers, joggers, and nature lovers.