- 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.
Located in the suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Arlington Park is a horse racing track just outside of Chicago. In 1981, the site hosted the first thoroughbred race that featured a million dollar purse.
Located in Palatine, Illinois, the Orbit Skate Center offers roller skating lessons to people of all ages and abilities. The facility features parties and skating throughout the year. Both adults and children regularly visit the facility.
86% 202 votes
2200 W Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60006 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy a variety of horse racing events and wagering on the races at Arlington International Racecourse. The horse racetrack also features a sports bar, a restaurant and a variety of contests and promotions.
83% 42 votes
E Higgins Rd & Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
The Ned Brown Forest Preserve, also known as the Busse Woods, is a large 3,558 acre preserve populated by a 460 acre lake, several bike paths, and numerous picnic groves. The lake is open to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats.
56% 16 votes
53 Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
Elk Grove Bowl & Billiards is a bowling alley and pool hall that also features a pro shop, video arcade and bar and grill. They also offer cosmic bowling, league play, tournaments and party packages.
Located within a 24,000 square-foot complex, GenuWIN Sports Training Inc. is a sports training facility offering a number of services for the athletes training there. The facility offers training and personal instruction in softball, baseball, and soccer.