- 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.
Inside its 20,000 sqaure foot facility, Party Time Palace offers a variety of entertainment options, from laser tag to miniature golf. The facility also contains indoor bounce houses, inflatable slides, and a mechanical bull.
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The Des Plaines Park District Chippewa Pool is well suited to swimmers of all ages, featuring a zero depth entry, a shallow end with interactive water features, and a drop slide and diving board.
The original McDonalds hosts a special adjoining McDonald's museum which talks about the company's history and their various experiments. Food and beverage have the trademark M and it feels very special to have it here.
The Des Plaines Park District is a park district that includes the Lake Park golf course, the Lake Park marina, and the Mountain View Adventure Center. The district also has a health club and a history center.
Open weekly on Saturday nights, Gladys's Comedy Room features local and national comedians performing their routines in a setting reminiscent of old school New York clubs. In addition to sets on Saturdays, Gladys's also hosts open mic nights on Wednesdays.
Located within a peaceful residential neighborhood, the Maine Park Leisure Center is a community center that provides a number of amenities and services for local residents. Meeting rooms, a gym, and a preschool program are among the amenities available.