- 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.
Situated on 40 acres, Kenosha Sports Complex features four lighted Little League baseball fields along with two Pony League fields. The facility offers paved walking paths, bleacher seating and a concession stand.
Located on 97 acres, Heritage Park features baseball, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts and an ice skating rink in the winter. The park has a playground, picnic facilities and a path suitable for walking and biking.
Monkey Joes Kenosha is an inflatable play center that offers wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses. The center is suitable for kids 12 years-old and younger and features a Mini Monkey Zone which is a separate toddler play area.
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1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
Located in the Northfield Inn, Northbrook Historical Society and History Museum has a top floor that is a recreation of an 1890s Shermerville home with period furnishings and artifacts. The museum contains the Schinleber photograph collection among other exhibits.
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1331 Shermer Rd, Shermer Rd & Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
Opened in the 1940s, Village Green showcases 10 acres of walkways, green gardens, and playgrounds. Picnic areas are featured as well as a full baseball diamond, and views of local businesses and passing trains are available.
Comprised of four outdoor pools, the Meadowhill Aquatic Center features a diving area with three diving boards of varying heights, a lap pool, a water playground for kids, and a pool with body slides and tube slides.
The Skokie Lagoons is an assortment of pools and channels covering 894 acres and located just inland of Lake Michigan. Public boat access with an assortment of fishing is available along with picnic areas and hiking trails.