- The list below includes 705 free or cheap things to do in or near Glen Ellyn, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Art Gallery, History Museums and Family Fun Center.
- From Lake Ellyn Park to Spring Avenue Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Glen Ellyn and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and West Chicago.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and Lake Etta, Lake Etta Co Park is a popular spot for relaxing and recreation in Gary. The park features an expansive playground, large shady trees for picnics and an event space and adjoining pergola for weddings and private events.
Featuring the collection of Paul Aken, The Platen Press is a museum devoted to printing and bookbinding history. The museum features machines and equipment related to hot metal casting and letter pressing, as well as other aspects of printing.
During the summer, Camp Lakota runs a campground for families to set up tent in. The staff provides outdoor meals and the grounds include an archery course, climbing wall, and pool. Boy scouts can use the facilities year round.
The Zion Leisure Center is a park and recreation center that hosts a variety of programs and special events. Guests can swim, golf, use the fitness center, or participate in after school or preschool programs.
Founded in 1946, the Zion Park District is a government-run department focused on maintaining parks and offering recreational facilities to the local community. In total, the department oversees more than 752 acres in the many community parks.
Opened in 1983, Serves You Right Tennis Services is a tennis training provider that offers private and group lessons, personal coaching and hitting partners. It also provides clothing and accessories along with racket services.