- 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.
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9831 N Milwke Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Run by the University of Illinois Chicago, James Woodworth Prairie Preserve has exhibits that show Native American artifacts, fossils, and educational displays. Visitors can explore the prairie to see wildflowers, kill deer, and cicada.
The five-lane Hinkley Pool is a public swimming pool that features a thirty-three-yard pool, a one-meter springboard, a grassy picnic area, a volleyball court, and a snack machine. The pool has discounted entry fees for children.
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413 N Cook Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048 MoreLess Info
With 1.7 acres to explore, Cook Memorial Park & Rose Garden provides visitors with a scenic garden filled with flower beds and over 20 rose bushes. The park also features a playground and a memorial plaque that honors American veterans.
A small, historic theater and local landmark, the Pickwick Theater shows a variety of first-run movies, as well as occasional classic film series and special events. It offers an intimate setting, occasional specials, and deals on concessions.
A 12-screen movie theater, AMC Showplace Niles 12 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, a party room, theater rentals, reserved seating and a concession area with food and drinks.
660 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 63% Off at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433 MoreLess Info
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience- Chicagoland Speedway allows visitors to drive racecars on a 1.5 mile d-shaped oval super speedway track, or just ride along. Packages start from as few as 3 laps, up to 50.