- 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.
Picnicking, swimming, and hunting are some of the activities to be performed in the Rock Cut State Park. A local marina and campgrounds are also found, as well as a 77 mile-long trail system for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Opened in 2011, the Living Light Community Center is a multipurpose facility used for a number of events and activities. The center is commonly used for church services on Sunday's and is also available for event rentals, such as weddings.
The Racine Heritage Museum is a museum that preserves the culture of the people of Racine County. The museum is best known for the 'Factory for the World' exhibit, which includes various artifacts related to agriculture.
An art gallery, Northern Lights Gallery features a wide selection of original art by local and regional artists and craftspeople. The gallery features works in various media, including jewelry, painting, sculpture, and glassworks, as well as gifts.
At the Racine Art Museum, visitors can see over 8,000 pieces of art. Most of the pieces represent the contemporary craft movement, while other pieces were created during the 1930s Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project.
The Artists Gallery is a local community art gallery that features on of a kind three-dimensional pieces, paintings and pottery. Visitors can also try their hand at creating themselves, with the classes the gallery offers.
Watson's Wild West Museum is a recreation of an old American western general store filled with antiques and collectibles from the late 1800s. The owner, Cowboy Doug, provides exhibit tours and tells stories of the old west.