- 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 Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is located in Wilder Park in Elmhurst, Illinois. Home to exhibits of modern and antique gemstones, the facility also features earth science displays. The design of the museum building replicates a jewelry box.
Nationally recognized Oak Brook Park District Tennis Center has 8 indoor air-conditioned and 8 outdoor seasonal USTA blue/green courts. Other amenities include: racquetball, wally ball, table tennis, fitness room, lounge, sauna, pro shop, child care, and member discounts.
Located in northeast Illinois in McHenry, Stade's Farm and Market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, including specialty crops. A leading agri-tourist destination, the site's pumpkin picking festival is a key attraction in the fall.
Pilcher Park Nature Center is over 640 acres of land that includes playgrounds, picnic grounds, hiking trails, bicycle trails and cross country ski trails. Visitors can also attend classes to learn about things like wildflowers, horticulture and birding.
Get some fresh air and exercise with a hike along Salt Creek Greenway Trail. The trails stretches about 27 miles from Brookfield Zoo to Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Some of the trail is paved, and some are an on-road route.
Chicago Archery Academy offers archery equipment and training for children ages 8 and up and adults. They offer one hour classes and six week programs, and they have open range hours and can host archery tag events.
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Laser Quest- Arlington Heights is a laser tag facility offering a number of services and amenities to enjoy. Birthday party hosting, public game sessions, and group outings are among the services provided by the center.