- The list below includes 684 free or cheap things to do in or near Hoffman Estates, Illinois, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Recreation Centers, Hiking Trails and Bowling.
- From Bo's Run to Paul Douglas Forest Preserve, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hoffman Estates and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Skokie, Oak Park, Evanston and West Chicago.
Melding together an arcade and bar experience, Dave & Buster's has a multitude of games and drinks for adults to choose from. It offers specials on almost every day of the week; including ½ price games on Wednesdays.
Filled with interactive displays, Bartlett Nature Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the native plant and animal life in the region. The center has reptiles, insects, stuffed animals, bones, and informative posters on display.
A 3,400-acre preserve, the James 'Pate' Philip State Park aims to preserve and protect its diverse Illinois ecosystem. The park is a mixture of prairie, marshes and forest and features a visitor center with educational exhibits.
Carol Stream Park District is an aggregation of recreational centers and activities. Its sports parks include basketball courts, baseball fields, volleyball courts, and a mini-golf course. The parks also features a variety of dog training activities and classes.
The center of Carol Stream's recreational facilities, Simkus Recreational Center features a fully equipped gymnasium, and is also home to Coral Cover Water Park. Visitors can sign up for all the town's classes and programs at the center.
One of the most popular recreational facilities that is operated by the city is known as the Centennial Rec Center which was formerly called Centennial Park. Within the area, visitors can enjoy ball fields, soccer fields, a 10,000-square-foot gymnasium, a group fitness studio, and an indoor pool.
Guests can enjoy trampolines with basketball and dodge ball, a foam pit, and an arcade at Xtreme Trampolines. The trampolines are sectioned off by age groups for safety and they also offer trampoline classes.
Inside its 20,000 sqaure foot facility, Party Time Palace offers a variety of entertainment options, from laser tag to miniature golf. The facility also contains indoor bounce houses, inflatable slides, and a mechanical bull.