- 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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S. Northwest Hwy & E Hillside Avenue, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
Visitors can explore a 330 acre nature preserve that features a significant heron rookery at Baker's Lake Nature Preserve. The preserve features a variety of unpaved trails for viewing the diverse wildlife that also includes egrets, geese, and coyotes.
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53 S Evergreen Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 MoreLess Info
Star Cinema Grill combines screenings of first-run Hollywood movies with the experience of eating at a full-service restaurant with a full bar. The facility also hosts frequent parties and special events.
With 10, real-wood lanes, the Wilmette Bowling Center offers both recreational and league bowling. Beer, wine and food are available on-site and the bowling center offers accommodations for special events and parties.
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824 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 MoreLess Info
A 36-lane bowling center, Brunswick Zone - Mount Prospect offers open and league bowling along with party hosting. The center provides a pro shop, arcade games, billiard tables, a snack bar and a lounge with adult beverages.
Langendorf Park has a little something for everyone to enjoy, including a fitness center, gymnasium with a track, a skate park and three playgrounds. An aquatic center is also available, along with sand volleyball courts, batting cages and indoor golf.
Located in the suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Arlington Park is a horse racing track just outside of Chicago. In 1981, the site hosted the first thoroughbred race that featured a million dollar purse.
A historical theater, featuring one screen, the Catlow Theater in Barrington, Illinois once showed silent films in the late 1920's. The old-time movie theater, made in the Tudor Revival style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.