- 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.
Known for it's world class sporting clay range, Northbrook Sports Club offers trapshooting, skeet shooting, and a pro shop to its members. The range plays host to the World FITASC Sporting Championship competition.
Grayslake Historical Society was founded in 1976 and is dedicated to promoting and preserving the Village of Grayslake's pioneering history. The Society showcases an array of exhibits and features a Museum that has various collections and artifacts.
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Part of the Loyola University campus, the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens was once the home of General Electric founder, Samuel Insull and, later, the residence of the Cuneo family. The site is now used for classes and special events.
Visitors can explore an outdoor history and nature museum that spans 143 acres across diverse prairie grove land at The Grove. The Grove features a variety of native plants, animals and nature trails, and offers workshops and hands-on programs.
Community Bark West is a fenced, off-leash park with separate small dog area within the larger main park. The park features walking paths, fountains for dogs and people, shelter for shade and inclement weather and waste disposal bags and receptacles.
A family health and fitness club, The Lincolnshire Club offers a variety of amenities. It features a weight room, cardio facilities, swimming pool, and tennis courts. The club also hosts tennis camps, and offers lessons and classes.
BIG Cinemas Golf Glen 5 is a movie theater multiplex with five auditoriums. The theater shows primarily Bollywood and other Indian films. The theater offers an array of Indian and Indian-inspired refreshments, as well.
The Community Center Pool is a year-round indoor swimming pool that features both public and private events along with a full hot tub and sauna. Seasonal swim lessons are available, as well as water aerobics classes.