- 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.
The Stardust Bowl offers 84 lanes, typically enough to accommodate both league bowlers as well as smaller groups. In operation for over 50 years, Stardust offers shoe rentals and has a full restaurant and bar as well as an arcade.
926 Warren Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
Gallery's Choice is an art and gift gallery with an emphasis on hands-on art. The gallery offers a variety of artwork for sale and offer several year round art classes.
Family-oriented and affordable, Tivoli Bowling Lanes accommodates open bowling and league play along with special events throughout the year. Facilities include an underground lounge, snack bar, and meeting rooms for reserved functions.
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734 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
The Brigantine Gallery & Art Academy is a fine art gallery, as well as a hands on Paint and Play studio for those wanting to embrace their artistic side. The gallery features an array of artists, with exhibits changing regularly.
A 40-lane bowling center, Brunswick Zone - Woodridge offers open and league bowling with glow lanes and a pro shop. The center provides private party rooms, arcade games, a snack bar, pool tables and a lounge.
A roller skating facility catering to traditional as well as in-line skaters, USA Skate Center is open year-round. The rink also caters to private groups, birthday parties, and offers skate rentals and lessons to all ages.
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831 Maple Avenue, Wandschneider Park, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
The Downers Grove Park District Museum features three unique structures dating back to the 1800's. There are two Blodgett family houses, one of which was part of the Underground Railroad and the Coachhouse, featuring historical fire engines from Downers Grove.
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831 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
Housed in the Wandschneider Park, the Downers Grove Historical Museum manages exhibits that celebrate the town's 150 year history. Artifacts and memorabilia are displayed in permanent collections at four historic locations that guests can tour.