- 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 River Trail Nature Center is a nature center focused on telling the story of native plants and animals that still thrive within the surrounding urban environment. Attractions include self-guiding trails, an exhibit building, and a children's nature discovery area.
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Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Palatine, IL 60074 MoreLess Info
Acquired as a wildlife and nature preserve in 1916, Deer Grove Forest Preserve spans 1800 acres. The preserve is of interest to students of wildlife and nature as well as to those who just want to jog or picnic.
176 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: 38% Off Birthday Party or Admission at Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026 MoreLess Info
There 16 permanent exhibitions at the Kohl Children's Museum, from domains such as Adventure in Art, Car Care, and Pet Vet. Special programs are organized in here all around the year, while it can also support special private events, such as birthday parties.
Founded in 1961, the Valley-Lo Sports Club is a club offering a number of amenities and facilities for its guests to enjoy. These include an 18-hole golf course, a full-service club house, and numerous dining options.
Habitat Park is an often overlooked 2 acre outdoor exhibit at the Kohl Children's Museum. Climbing structures, a maze, water painting wall, alternative energy exhibit, sensory garden, interactive sculpture trail with numerous activities are some of the activities available.
179 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 37% Off Laser Tag and Birthday Party at Laser Quest
644 E Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 MoreLess Info
Laser Quest- Arlington Heights is a laser tag facility offering a number of services and amenities to enjoy. Birthday party hosting, public game sessions, and group outings are among the services provided by the center.
Surrounding Lake Glenview, Gallery Park is an interactive park where locals can hike three different trails, fish at 8 designated locations, catch a performance at the amphitheater, or play a game at one of the many ball fields.