- The list below includes 36 free or cheap things to do in or near Oregon, Illinois, including 54 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Statues, Bowling and Parks.
- From Lowden State Park to Castle Rock State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Oregon and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Rockford, Freeport, Cherry Valley and Loves Park.
Established in 1945, the Lowden State Park is suited for picnicking, camping, hiking, boating, and fishing. It also features a 50 foot-tall statue depicting the bust of a Native American, which is considered to be the second largest concrete monolithic statue in the world.
Created as a living museum, the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre park, featuring gardens, fountains, and sculptures. A perfect location for hiking or biking the trails, there is a children's garden and facilities for weddings and private parties.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens is a veritable time capsule of life in the Victorian era. Worth a visit to see one of the few remaining Swiss-style homes left in the United States and a leisurely stroll through the gardens.
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Featuring a paved walking trail, Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve offers a variety of fishing spots on its 629 acres of land. In addition to trails, the park has picnic tables, baseball fields, and a playground.
Founded in 1986, the J R Kortman Center For Design is a combination art gallery and store that specializes in items that showcase the principles of fine design. The facility also houses a small book and wine department.