- 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.
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.
Offering professional art instruction to the community, Brickton Art Center has a variety of arts classes for photography, painting, sewing, and more. The work of the students is displayed in the gallery for visitors to enjoy.
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.