- The list below includes 670 free or cheap things to do in or near Palatine, Illinois, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Soccer Field, Music Venue and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From Falcon Park Recreation Center to Community Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Palatine and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Skokie, Oak Park, Evanston and West Chicago.
Lubick Gallery offers a range of gifts for various occasions including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms and house warming. Lubick features Woodstock Chimes, glass jewelry boxes, gift books, porcelain night lights along with items based on Frank Lloyd Wright designs.
Covering 6.5 acres, the Community Veterans Memorial depicts the major conflicts which shaped the 20th century with sculptures and life-size monuments. From WWI to the Desert Storm, the memorial is dedicated to all war veterans.
Centennial Park features playground equipment for children to enjoy during their visit. Additionally, the site also features spacious fields, banquet halls, a flower garden, a fishing pond, a bike park, and restrooms.
The Wind Point Lighthouse was originally designed by Orlando Metcalfe Poe and was first used in 1880. Today, visitors can climb the 11 stories to the top, view the Fog Horn building that has been turned into a museum and gift store, and view the Fuel House.
A 16-screen movie theater, AMC Showplace Rockford 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers an IMAX auditorium, stadium seating, a party room, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built of Kasota limestone, red Streator Brick, tinted stucco and unstained tidewater cypress, Wingspread is a community meeting room. The 14,000 square foot building, a National Historic Landmark, has a large central ceiling and four wings.