- 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.
A joint project of the City of Evanston and the Skokie Park District, Pooch Park is an off-leash dog park that spans 2.7 acres. The park has separate areas for small dogs and for agility training, and has water fountains.
The Wilmette Park District Community Recreation Center, features workshops, dance and exercise programs, gymnastics and sports gyms, and an auditorium. With 94,000 square feet and room for special events, it also serves as the base for several community programs.
An entertainment resource, the Wilmette Theatre offers first-run and art films as well as live theater productions, concerts, comedy and children's shows. The theatre also offers classes in acting and musical theater.
Oak Park conservatory is nature at its best and in good hands. It is serene, exotic and awe inspiring. It's a community-oriented destination and the buildings are designed for plants and flowers that require different conditions to grow.
Chasers Laser Tag is an amusement complex that offers a token-free video game arcade in addition to both open play and private sessions of laser tag. They also host parties, corporate outings, and special events.