Free & Cheap Things to Do in Waukegan, IL

  • The list below includes 371 free or cheap things to do in or near Waukegan, Illinois, including 104 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Fishing, Bowling and Mini Golf.
  • From Bowen Park to Ben Diamond Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Waukegan and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Skokie, Evanston, Kenosha and Glenview.
  • The list below includes 371 free or cheap things to do in or near Waukegan, Illinois, including 104 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Fishing, Bowling and Mini Golf.
  • From Bowen Park to Ben Diamond Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Waukegan and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Skokie, Evanston, Kenosha and Glenview.
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Glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-golf course delights with carnival- and circus-inspired d├ęcor and obstacles guarding 18 holes
1.8 Miles
100% 5 votes
Parks 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
Open to the public, Bowen Park provides activities for all to enjoy. It is the home of both a museum and library, along with outdoor recreational facilities such as a skate park, playground and baseball field.
2.1 Miles
100% 1 votes
Parks 2413 Sunset Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
A spacious field, Ben Diamond Park provides for an array of outdoor activities including tennis, basketball and a playground for younger kids to enjoy. There is also a special, designated area for picnics, grilling and large gatherings.
1.3 Miles
63% 8 votes
Beaches 201 Seahorse Drive, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
The 400-acre Waukegan Municipal Beach is a municipal beach that offers opportunities for fishing, competitive boat racing, kite boarding, kayaking, and swimming. The beach has a number of sand volleyball courts.
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- 0 votes
Parks 2255 Wt Yorkhouse Road, Waukegan, IL 60087 MoreLess Info
Waukegan's Bevier Park is a 30 acre area that features a variety of attractions and amenities. There is a large pond, tennis and basketball courts, a soccer field, a baseball field, and a nine hole disc golf course.
2.0 Miles
75% 4 votes
Mini Golf 2126 N Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60087 MoreLess Info
From milk shakes to soft serve, Shirl's Drive-In & Lighthouse Miniature Golf offers visitors a variety of frozen treats to enjoy. The golf course is landscaped with rocks and plants, and features a lighthouse structure in the center.
0.7 Miles
94% 170 votes
Music Venue 203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
Opened in 1927 and now capable of welcoming 2,427 people, the Genesee Theatre has hosted stars such as Bryan Adams, The Temptations, Jerry Seinfeld, James Brown, and many others.
1.0 Miles
- 0 votes
Mini Golf 2411 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
Rocky's Funhouse Miniature Golf is birthday party central. Guests can try black light mini golf, a number of modern arcade games, pizza, a prize counter with tons of selections for every ticket value, and more.
1.2 Miles
- 0 votes
Arcades 2147 Belvidere Road, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
Located among the Shops at Prudential Center, the Belvidere Arcade features a variety of contemporary and classic coin-operated video games dating back to the 1970s and 80s. Games offered include Centipede and Ms Pac-man.
1.1 Miles
100% 6 votes
Fishing 55 N Harbor Pl, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
With access to Waukegan Harbor, Windy City Salmon Fishing Charters takes visitors on a fishing tour of the surrounding region. Trout and salmon are among some of the fish that can be caught and filleted on the boat.
4.3 Miles
100% 19 votes
Farms & Ranches 13236 W. Town Line Road, Waukegan, IL 60087 MoreLess Info
The experience and offerings at Kroll's Harvest Farm vary with the season. In the fall, the farm offers a wide array of pumpkins, as well as a corn maze. In winter, the farm sells Christmas trees.
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