- 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.
Offered during the Halloween season, Ghost Tours at Kemper Center is both an entertaining and historical experience. With guided tours of older buildings, many interesting, educational and scary stories are shared along the way.
The AMC Theatres in Northbrook offer the latest in digital production and 3D entertainment. Large screen formats, such as IMAX, make movie viewing an immersive and almost interactive experience. Show times in the theaters are generally in the evening or afternoon.
A movie theater featuring 14 screens, AMC Northbrook Court 14 displays first-run features films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
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Long Grove Confectionary Co. seems to be the perfect place not only for kids, but for chocolate lovers also. Besides the many specialties, chocolate is transformed into art by the employees of this factory.
An indoor go-kart racing facility, K1 Speed Buffalo Grove allows visitors to race at high speeds in an indoor, controlled environment. The facility hosts parties and special events, and hosts racing leagues.
Organizing fun and educational opportunities for children, Raupp Museum preserves the history of the region with an indoor replica of a town square. The town square consists of a train station, general store, and other interactive building displays.
A popular location for birthday parties, Nickel City offers a variety of arcade games; including racing games, Dance Dance Revolution, shooting games, and more. Kids can redeem prizes with the tickets won from the games.
Visitors can enjoy a family fun center with a mini golf, laser tag, and go karts at America's Action Territory. The center hosts birthday parties and special events and also features bumper cars and an arcade.