- The list below includes 620 free or cheap things to do in or near Forest Park, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Cooking Classes, Parks and Cemeteries.
- From Forest Park Holiday Walk to Forest Home Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Forest Park and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
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Along Madison St. between Harlem Ave. & DesPlaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130 MoreLess Info
Following along most of Madison Street, the Forest Park Holiday Walk allows participants to enjoy holiday displays and items. The creativity of local merchants are showcased through live window displays with plenty of holiday music being played along the event's pathway.
The Haymarket Martyrs Monument is symbolic of this destination, which alone attracts a majority of the tourists who come here. The forest homes and mausoleums are very interesting. It speaks more about art and history.
Accommodating visitors of all cooking skill levels, Flavour Cooking School offers a variety of adult and children classes where visitors they can learn how to make different meals. Each class is led by a professional chef.
Peekaboo Playroom is a safe play area where children can explore, play, and take part in crafts and activities. Drop in prices, monthly passes, and frequent events such as pizza days, craft Wednesdays and picture days are also offered.
Spanning 4.43 acres, Mills Park offers nature areas, rental/banquet rooms, and the National Historic Landmark known as Pleasant Home. For children's entertainment, a 'nature discovery' play area is available, which includes a labyrinth modeled after Pleasant Home.