- The list below includes 30 free or cheap things to do in or near Freeport, Illinois, including 47 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Art Museum, Parks and Walking Trails.
- From Krape City Park to Jane Addams Recreation Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Freeport and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Monroe, Rockford, Oregon and New Glarus.
The Lincoln Douglas Debate Square is a testament of the role Freeport played in the American history. Here can be found the life-size statues of Lincoln and Douglas debating over slavery and state's rights.
The non-profit Freeport Arts Center houses a collection of 4,000 pieces of art and antiquities from around the world, including Native American artifacts, Near and Far Eastern art, African and Oceanic culture, European sculptures and paintings, and a student gallery.
An 11,000-square-foot facility, Sk8 Park in Reed Park is situated at the park's northern end adjacent to trees and grassy fields. The park provides ramps, bowls, ledges, rails and other obstacles suitable for skateboards and inline skates.