- 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 most notable feature of Swenson Park, a spacious, community-managed public area, is its skate park section, which draws skateboarders from around the area. The park also offers basketball courts, ball fields, and numerous picnic areas.
Guests can enjoy horseback riding lessons and training for all levels of experience at Palatine Stables. The offer lessons from beginner level to advanced hunter-jumping in addition to pony rides and pony parties.
A 38 acre forest preserve located between Des Plaines and Glenview, the Beck Lake Forest Preserve is a popular fishing spot for bass, northern pike, carp, catfish, bluegill, and a variety of other fish.
Keay Nature Center is a 4.6 acre nature center featuring several accessible nature trails and small waterfalls. Much of the center's plant-life is identified via informational plaques, and visitors will also find several memorial signs.
The downtown Recreation Park is the oldest community park in the city. Through new developments, it has expanded to feature a baseball diamond, an indoor gymnasium with a wooden floor, and an Olympic sized pool.
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Thrown Elements Pottery is an art gallery and hands-on center that offers visitors the chance to make their own pottery. The gallery hosts events for kids as well as adults, and offers periodic ladies' nights.
Bowl the night away at Beverly Lanes in Arlington Heights, Illinois. With over twenty lanes available and a party room for special events, visitors can enjoy the lanes in a comfortable, friendly, and affordable environment.