- 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.
Founded in 1893, the Logan Museum of Anthropology has long been a teaching museum to the prestigious Beloit College. The museum features historical artifacts, paintings and literary collections that preserve the history of the world's cultures.
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500 Emerson, Beloit, WI 53511 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1893, Logan Museum of Anthropology-Beloit College houses a vast and varied collection of artifacts and educational displays. The Museum hosts approximately 15,000 ethnographic and over 200,000 archaeological objects from 129 countries. They also display actual and virtual exhibits.
Located on the campus of Beloit College, the Wright Museum of Art Beloit College is a teaching museum. It has an extensive permanent collection, which it supplements with traveling exhibits and student works.
Buffalo Rock State Park is a nice lakeside resort which is dotted by wooden docks and cabins. The hiking region is not too long but the surrounding backdrop is fantastic. Two buffaloes on a fence welcome you at the entrance.
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1227 North Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 MoreLess Info
Also known by the anagram H.O.M.E., the House of Music & Entertainment is a live music venue that hosts a variety of nationally touring and local artists. The venue serves food and drink, and hosts private parties.
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2231 W Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60435 MoreLess Info
Featuring 44 lanes, Joliet Town & Country Bowling provides open and league bowling as well as a venue for private parties and events. The center offers a sports bar and grill with lane-side service and casino-style video gaming.
Inside its 20,000 sqaure foot facility, Party Time Palace offers a variety of entertainment options, from laser tag to miniature golf. The facility also contains indoor bounce houses, inflatable slides, and a mechanical bull.
With a playground covering multiple areas, Butterfield Park offers visitors swings, climbing structures, walking paths, and more. The park has several picnic areas with back to back picnic tables and covered pavilions.