- 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.
Spread over 15 acres, Community Park provides several recreation activities for the public. There are trails for biking and walking, a children's playground, soccer field, baseball diamond, and multiple picnic tables.
Most of the activities at the Palatine Skate Park are meant for inline skates and skateboards without handles. However, this unsupervised park also has select times during the week for scooters, bicycles, and skateboards with handles.
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191 W Factory Road, Addison, IL 60101 MoreLess Info
A competitive cheerleading gym, Illinois Allstars- Competitive Cheerleading & Tumbling Classes offers classes in gymnastics, cheerleading, and tumbling taught by experienced and professional instructors. The gym also maintains a focus on fostering student athletes.
The Addison Historical Society which owns and runs the Addison Historical Museum was originally formed in 1974. The history of the local area is collected, preserved, and put on display within the multiple museum exhibits.
Scatterbrained Art Gallery which features underground and stenciled art is the brain-child of artist Jeff Gorski, who got his start painting on broken skate boards. The art gallery supports local emerging artists by hosting their work and selling paint supplies.
An Irish themed restaurant and pub, Shanahan's Food & Spirits offers a menu of Irish and American pub favorites as well as a range of beers on tap. The pub hosts live music and special events like karaoke nights.
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Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Palatine, IL 60074 MoreLess Info
Acquired as a wildlife and nature preserve in 1916, Deer Grove Forest Preserve spans 1800 acres. The preserve is of interest to students of wildlife and nature as well as to those who just want to jog or picnic.