- 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.
67% 3 votes
1207 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
Featuring a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, Recreation Center of Highland Park provides exercise equipment and a pool along with lessons and classes. The center also has a track for walking and running, basketball courts and a child care facility.
100% 1 votes
1195 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
Maintained by the Jewish Council for Youth Services, The Lil' - Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center features a heated pool with two shallow ends and a water slide. The center also has sports courts, and hosts lessons and camps.
100% 2 votes
1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
Available for private events such as weddings and reunions, the Highland Park Community House is a stunning estate to visit. The historic landmark is a red brick Colonial-Revival-style house that features multiple rooms including a grand ballroom and heritage garden.
88% 8 votes
Northbrook Court Mall, 2042 Northbrook Ct, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
With blocks, toys, and tents for young children to play with, Gymboree Play & Music offers classes to aid in a child's development. The instructor uses the playground to encourage the development of balance and coordination skills.
The AMC Theatres in Northbrook offer the latest in digital production and 3D entertainment. Large screen formats, such as IMAX, make movie viewing an immersive and almost interactive experience. Show times in the theaters are generally in the evening or afternoon.
A movie theater featuring 14 screens, AMC Northbrook Court 14 displays first-run features films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
A popular location for birthday parties, Nickel City offers a variety of arcade games; including racing games, Dance Dance Revolution, shooting games, and more. Kids can redeem prizes with the tickets won from the games.
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve is a 90 acre nature preserve populated by savanna, prairie, woodland, and ephemeral ponds. The preserve is a natural habitat to hundreds of rare plant and animal species. Guided tours are available on request.