- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Utica, Illinois, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, History Museums, Forests and Waterfalls.
- From Matthiessen State Park to Starved Rock State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Utica and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ottawa and La Salle.
Matthiessen State Park covers 1938 acres. Besides the unusual rock formations and flora and fauna, the park also has picnic facilities. If in the warm seasons there are available 5 miles of hiking trails, in the cold season 6 miles of ski lanes can be used by the visitors.
The Enchanted Forrest is a 36,000 square foot playhouse, where children can glide on inflatable slides, try a laser tag game, mini golf or any of the many video games. In here, the entire family can have a good time at the local pizza store.
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101 East Canal Street, Utica, IL 61373 MoreLess Info
LaSalle County Historical and Society Museum is dedicated to Utica's history. Here can be found the Barn, where are exhibited agricultural tools dating back to 1875, the restored Aitken School House, built in 1865, and the Blacksmith Shop, built in 1892 and exhibiting items used in that period.
With a quarter mile clay track made for racing, LaSalle Speedway offers a variety of racing events from the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The speedway also hosts motorcycle swap meets.
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1255 9th Street, La Salle, IL 61301 MoreLess Info
Consisting of several outdoor parks, La Salle Park & Recreation Program Center offer playgrounds, aquatic centers, sports fields, and picnic areas to its community. It also runs a wilderness park that sits on 110 acres of prairie.
A 10-lane bowling center, LaSalle Family Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. The center provides event hosting, a pro shop, a pizza restaurant, a sports bar, televisions and an assortment of games.