- The list below includes 704 free or cheap things to do in or near Elmhurst, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bike Paths, Family Fun Center and Playgrounds.
- From Wilder Park to Berens Park Playground, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Elmhurst and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
Built in the 19th century, Lombard Historical Victorian Museum is a house from the Victorian era that visitors can tour to get a feel of what it was like to live in that time. The house is furnished with Victorian artifacts.
The Victorian Cottage Museum is a restored 19th century house with multiple first floor rooms furnished in authentic 1870s style. The upstairs area of the house is a museum celebrating the history and heritage of the area.
Nationally recognized Oak Brook Park District Tennis Center has 8 indoor air-conditioned and 8 outdoor seasonal USTA blue/green courts. Other amenities include: racquetball, wally ball, table tennis, fitness room, lounge, sauna, pro shop, child care, and member discounts.
The Lombard Park District encompasses a variety of facilities and parks, including a golf course, a water park, and many others. The district also offers sports leagues and other programs, including summer camps.
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The Sunset Knoll Recreation Center is a facility that provides a large selection of recreational amenities for local residents to enjoy. A fitness room with weights, exercise classes, and showers/locker rooms are among the amenities offered.
Enchanted Castle is an amusement park with a variety of activities like laser tag, go-karts, bumper cars, mini-golf and bowling and many other attractions. There is also an arcade and refreshments including alcohol for adults.
Open only on nights during the Halloween season, Disturbia Screams in the Park is a haunted house that aims to terrify, and may be too scary for small children. Occupants of the haunted rooms include clowns and cannibal hillbillies.
Built during the Gilded Age (1870 to 1900), the Mayslake Peabody Mansion is an estate that is located in the Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, Illinois. The large residence was the former home of coal baron, Francis Stuyvesant Peabody.