- 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.
401 Shepard Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 MoreLess Info
Operated and owned by family since 1965, Elgin Lanes is a modern bowling alley with many unique features. Guests can try one of the 30 bowling lanes, 6 billiard tables, join a league, or even host a birthday party.
The Belvidere Park District is a center for activities, recreation, and community events. It hosts events ranging from runs, dances, and triathlons to theatrical and musical presentations, and maintains athletic and playground facilities.
Situated on 40 acres of wilderness, Red Oak Nature Center offers a variety of educational experiences for children to learn about native plant and animal life in the area. In addition to trails, the park has a cave to explore.
Surrounded by 40 forested acres, Red Oak Nature Center and features seven hiking trails that are open until sunset. Inside the free center visitors can enjoy multiple classrooms and a wildlife viewing room with turtle and fish habitats.