- 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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2200 W Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60006 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy a variety of horse racing events and wagering on the races at Arlington International Racecourse. The horse racetrack also features a sports bar, a restaurant and a variety of contests and promotions.
Located next to Meadows Park, Meadows Aquatic Center features a zero-depth pool, swimming lanes, a water slide and a one-meter diving board. The center also offers a party room, grass picnic areas and changing rooms.
Busse Park is a recreational and sports park, with large stretches of green grass and plenty of tall trees. It offers numerous amenities, including a playground with big slides, basketball court, baseball diamond and tennis courts.
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212 W Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
Barrington Area Historical Society was founded in 1968 by local residents dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Barrington area. Today, the Society features exhibits, events, tours, a Society Store, gallery and archive facility.
An entertainment resource, the Wilmette Theatre offers first-run and art films as well as live theater productions, concerts, comedy and children's shows. The theatre also offers classes in acting and musical theater.
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9831 N Milwke Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Run by the University of Illinois Chicago, James Woodworth Prairie Preserve has exhibits that show Native American artifacts, fossils, and educational displays. Visitors can explore the prairie to see wildflowers, kill deer, and cicada.
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2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091 MoreLess Info
The Centennial Family Aquatic Center is a family friendly water park that features a 50-meter pool with 8 lap lanes, a wading pool with a tot slide, and locker room facilities. The center also has a leisure pool.