- The list below includes 666 free or cheap things to do in or near Des Plaines, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Arcades, Bowling and Mini Golf.
- From Friendship Park Conservatory to Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Des Plaines and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
Shingaris School Of Rhythm Chicago 216 Graceland Avenue, Des Plaines, IL MoreLess Info
From the merchant: Adult classes include a 30 minute Bollywood work out and 30 minute Bollywood dance class.
100% 8 votes
395 W Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Friendship Park Conservatory is a conservatory featuring well maintained gardens and an indoor atrium. The conservatory is available for events such as weddings, showers, and parties, and is venue to a master gardener program.
Belleau Lake Forest Preserve is a park with a network of hiking trails and picnic areas. The lake is a popular fishing spot, and features largemouth bass, bluegill, bullhead catfish, rainbow trout, and others.
Featuring a walking trail that loops around the park, High Ridge Knolls Park has a baseball diamond and multipurpose field for outdoor recreation. The playground has equipment like slides, a swing set, and spring animals.
79% 14 votes
510 E Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Designed after an old mining town theme, Mountain View Mine Miniature Golf is a local 18-hole miniature golf course open to the public. The course is filled with obstacles and is lined with scenic waterfalls, creeks, and bridges.
100% 2 votes
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.