- The list below includes 521 free or cheap things to do in or near Highland Park, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Recreation Centers, History Museums and Mini Golf.
- From Ravinia Park to Sunset Woods Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Highland Park and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
Established in 1904, the Ravinia Park is now the place where the Ravinia Festival is held during summer, in which around 135 events are held each year. The park covers 36 acres and has on its site picnic areas and a pavilion. Around 600,000 visitors are welcomed each summer.
The Sunset Woods Park is a public park that provides a large amount of different features and amenities to those who visit. These amenities include baseball fields, picnic areas, a skatepark, and an outdoor ice rink in the winter.
One of Illinois' most popular dog beaches, Moraine Park offers an extensive dog exercise area for permit holding, off-leash dogs to run and play. The park is also a popular historic place of interest as it dates back to 1892 as the grounds of the historical Hotel Moraine.
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2205 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
Highland Park Golf Learning Center & Adventure Golf encompasses both a full driving range and a challenging 18 hole miniature golf course. They can also provide junior and adult golf instruction for up to six 45 minute sessions.
With a host of arts and fitness programs available, West Ridge Center has dance studios, classrooms, and playgrounds in its facility. Visitors can enroll their children in classes like martial arts, ceramics, and more.
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326 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
The stately Highland Park Historical Society Museum is home to the heritage and history of Highland Park. The museum is comprised of three structures through the acreage including the museum home, the adjacent log cabin and a bandstand.
The Landmark Renaissance Cinema screens foreign and independent films on its big theater screens. The cinema has an onsite snack bar offering organic and fair trade snacks along with beer, wine, and sodas.