- The list below includes 680 free or cheap things to do in or near Downers Grove, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Arcades, Bowling and History Museums.
- From Hidden Lake Forest Preserve to Downers Grove Park District, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Downers Grove and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Oak Park, Skokie and Evanston.
Key Quest Escape Room Chicago MoreLess Info
Groups of up to six must use teamwork and critical thinking skills to escape from a locked room—all in 45 minutes or less
80% 5 votes
SE Corner of Rt 53 & Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60137 MoreLess Info
The Hidden Lake Forest Preserve is a small natural preserve that is home to Round Meadow Lake and Eagle Lake. The preserve has a number of hiking trails that can be used for running or walking.
50% 2 votes
2455 Warrenville Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
Covering approximately 600 acres, Downers Grove Park District is composed of over a dozen parks. The district offers golfing, a fitness club and activities, adult and youth sports and traditional park features like playgrounds, picnic areas and walking trails.
100% 2 votes
901 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
The starting point for exploring Lyman Woods is called the William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center. The green building has exhibits, programs, an active bird feeding area, and birdwatching panel guides.
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Finley Square Shopping Center, 1524 Butterfield Rd, Ste C, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
A family entertainment center, Laser Quest-Downers Grove features a two-level laser tag arena with fog, music and lighting effects. The center offers a room for private events, day camps and a concession area with pizza and drinks.
926 Warren Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
Gallery's Choice is an art and gift gallery with an emphasis on hands-on art. The gallery offers a variety of artwork for sale and offer several year round art classes.
Located on a 150-acre area, Lyman Woods is a peaceful and relaxing nature preserve offering nature trails open to the public. The preserve features over 300 species of native plants and is commonly visited by walkers, joggers, and nature lovers.
100% 3 votes
831 Maple Avenue, Wandschneider Park, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
The Downers Grove Park District Museum features three unique structures dating back to the 1800's. There are two Blodgett family houses, one of which was part of the Underground Railroad and the Coachhouse, featuring historical fire engines from Downers Grove.
734 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
The Brigantine Gallery & Art Academy is a fine art gallery, as well as a hands on Paint and Play studio for those wanting to embrace their artistic side. The gallery features an array of artists, with exhibits changing regularly.
100% 2 votes
831 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
Housed in the Wandschneider Park, the Downers Grove Historical Museum manages exhibits that celebrate the town's 150 year history. Artifacts and memorabilia are displayed in permanent collections at four historic locations that guests can tour.
Family-oriented and affordable, Tivoli Bowling Lanes accommodates open bowling and league play along with special events throughout the year. Facilities include an underground lounge, snack bar, and meeting rooms for reserved functions.