- The list below includes 546 free or cheap things to do in or near Elgin, Illinois, including 111 different types of inexpensive activities like Horseback Riding, Bowling, Hiking Trails and Laser Tag.
- From Bluff Spring Fen to Elgin Community College, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Elgin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lombard, West Chicago, Glenview and Aurora.
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38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL MoreLess Info
Burnidge Forest Preserve/Paul Wolff Campground is a 625 acre nature preserve populated by woodlands and prairie. Visitors will find 9 miles of multipurpose trails as well as a fishing pond. The preserve is also home to a variety of wildlife.
360 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120 MoreLess Info
The Elgin History Museum, located in Elgin, Illinois, is situated in an 1856 building, which formerly was part of the Elgin Academy. The musem, which displays exhibits of Elgin's cultural history, is listed on the National Register of Historicl Places.
At Infinity Sport Horses, visitors can enroll in clinics and training programs to learn the basics of horse care and riding. The facility hosts monthly horse shows where visitors can watch competitive riders show off their skills.
Featuring artifacts from the Elgin No 5 fire house, the Elgin Fire Barn No 5 Museum displays antique fire fighting equipment, including a hand-propelled hose cart, old helmets and uniforms, a variety of badges, and other memorabilia.
Featuring fifteen state-of-the-art auditoriums, the Marcus Theatres offer a wide selection of film selections for Elgin patrons. The theater also offers a full service drink and snack bar as well a 7- foot wide, three story Ultra screen.