- 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.
Located on 97 acres, Heritage Park features baseball, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts and an ice skating rink in the winter. The park has a playground, picnic facilities and a path suitable for walking and biking.
Zanies Comedy Night Club is a smoke-free club that serves a variety of mixed drinks and features stand-up comedy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Patrons must be 21 and they have a two drink minimum.
A bowling alley with scoring kept on paper, Jeffery Lanes features eight lanes of bowling and serves host to private events and tournaments. The center offers a fully stocked bar, karaoke nights twice a week and a jukebox for music.
Open weekly on Saturday nights, Gladys's Comedy Room features local and national comedians performing their routines in a setting reminiscent of old school New York clubs. In addition to sets on Saturdays, Gladys's also hosts open mic nights on Wednesdays.
Xtreme Trampolines is an amusement center located in Buffalo Grove. You are required to finish the intense waiver process before being admitted. Birthday parties are hosted here besides all the fun activities and aerobic games.
The original McDonalds hosts a special adjoining McDonald's museum which talks about the company's history and their various experiments. Food and beverage have the trademark M and it feels very special to have it here.
The Chicago Jewelry School offers a wide variety of courses and programs in jewelry making, aimed at everything from girls' nights out and post-retirement activities to professional training. The school also offers a boutique with student-made wares.
A 36-lane bowling center, Wheaton Bowl offers open and league with automatic scoring and overhead monitors. The center provides a pro shop, a bar with adult beverages, arcade games and a snack bar with food and drinks.