- The list below includes 690 free or cheap things to do in or near Oak Brook, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Bowling, Specialty Museums and Dog Park.
- From Fullersburg Woods Trail to Mayslake Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Oak Brook and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
The Fullersburg Woods Trail is a tranquil nature trail that runs through a scenic natural environment. Along the trail, visitors see the natural flora and wildlife and also pass by a waterfall in the Salt Creek.
Built during the Gilded Age (1870 to 1900), the Mayslake Peabody Mansion is an estate that is located in the Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, Illinois. The large residence was the former home of coal baron, Francis Stuyvesant Peabody.
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At Fullersburg Woods Environmental Education Center, visitors can view an interactive display detailing the ecosystem of the region. The center is surrounded by creeks and forests with nature trails for visitors to hike.
Pinstripes is an Oak Brook bistro that features bocce and bowling. Gluten-free cuisine, flatbreads and housemade pastas are among the featured entrees. The facility hosts school field trips that teach children about the games of bowling and bocce too.
Nationally recognized Oak Brook Park District Tennis Center has 8 indoor air-conditioned and 8 outdoor seasonal USTA blue/green courts. Other amenities include: racquetball, wally ball, table tennis, fitness room, lounge, sauna, pro shop, child care, and member discounts.
Located along Salt Creek, Eldridge Park is situated on 42.79 acres and features facilities for basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer and roller hockey. The park offers an ice skating rink, a sledding hill and a children's playground.
A movie theater with IMAX, AMC Yorktown 18 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, reclining chairs, reserved seats, a full bar and an AMC Red Kitchen with ordering via tablet.