- The list below includes 22 free or cheap things to do in or near Pekin, Illinois, including 41 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Mini Golf, Movie Theaters and Recreation Centers.
- From Goofy Golf to Sunset Lanes, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pekin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Peoria.
Located on the grounds of the Mineral Springs Park, Magic Dragon Golf & Games is an 18-hole miniature golf course specializing in various golf challenges. Views of the local landscape are featured along with a full concession bar.
A 14-screen movie theater, AMC Showplace Pekin 14 shows first-run feature films. The theater provides stadium seating, theater rentals, a game room, listening devices and a concession area with food and drinks.
Offering seasonal rides, Rockin' P Public Riding Ranch has a variety of rescue horses that can be ridden through its horse trails. Visitors can get scenic views of the surrounding pastures and trees during the excursion.
Featuring an indoor skating rink, Planet X Roller World offers roller skate rentals to families. The rink hosts a roller derby event with local teams. It also has five personal motion theaters that simulates 360 degree motion.