- 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.
56% 9 votes
10 N. Lake Street Unit 107, Grayslake, IL 60030 MoreLess Info
Named after the light that signals a goal in hockey, Light the Lamp Brewery features six beers named with a hockey theme. Visitors can buy and drink beer and check out the hockey memorabilia located inside.
The River Trail Nature Center is a nature center focused on telling the story of native plants and animals that still thrive within the surrounding urban environment. Attractions include self-guiding trails, an exhibit building, and a children's nature discovery area.
A family entertainment center, Aloha Falls Miniature Golf features two Hawaiian-themed miniature golf courses and an indoor table golf course. The center offers a cafe and bar, retro console games and tables for pool, ping pong and air hockey.
A 40-lane bowling center, Brunswick Zone - Hawthorn offers open and league bowling with glow lanes and a pro shop. The center provides private event rooms, a billiard table, a lounge, arcade games and a snack bar.
Organizing recreational leagues for the community, Glsa Libertyville has a variety of soccer programs for both adults and children. Each season, the association runs a clinic that helps visitors improve their soccer skills.
Brunswick Zone (formerly known as Hawthorn Lanes) provides 40 individual lanes of ten pin bowling, including GLOW lanes with specialty glow-in-the-dark lighting. Visitors can also access a full video arcade, lounge, snack bar, and pro shop.
90% 10 votes
164 Hawley Street, Grayslake, IL 60030 MoreLess Info
Housed in a building that incorporates the old Village Hall, the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum features historical exhibits, a classroom, community room, and archives and collections storage. Their centerpiece presentation is called 'Embracing Change: The Growth of Grayslake'.
47% 15 votes
555 North Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 MoreLess Info
Featuring eight auditoriums, AMC Showplace Vernon Hills 8 is a movie theater that displays first-run feature films using digital projection. It offers facility rentals for private events as well as a concession area with food and drinks.