- 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.
Sharing the site with the Evanston Art Centre, the Grosse Point Lighthouse was built in 1883 by the US Government. Since it was the first lighthouse built in this area, it is now a National Historic Landmark.
Skokie's Lockwood Park features an array of attractions, including tennis courts, basketball courts, a baseball field, playgrounds with climbing structures, swings, slides, and other equipment, and picnic areas with a barbecue pit.
Featuring a walking trail that loops around the park, High Ridge Knolls Park has a baseball diamond and multipurpose field for outdoor recreation. The playground has equipment like slides, a swing set, and spring animals.
86% 7 votes
4866 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60077 MoreLess Info
Paintball Explosion Retail Store is a paintball supply shop that features an array of guns, paintballs, gear, apparel, and accessories. The staff is very knowledgeable about the sport, as most are referees.
69% 232 votes
798 W Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 MoreLess Info
Let your taste buds be tantalized by the wonders of Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Enjoy a variety of wines in a personal tasting accompanied by a menu of exquisitely prepared appetizers, main entrees, and desserts.
75% 4 votes
2200 Busse Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60068 MoreLess Info
Belleau Lake Forest Preserve is a park with a network of hiking trails and picnic areas. The lake is a popular fishing spot, and features largemouth bass, bluegill, bullhead catfish, rainbow trout, and others.
Designed by Jens Jensen and planted in 1917, Northwestern's Shakespeare Garden is a little known secluded formal garden in the midst of campus that highlights plants mentioned in Shakespeare's works. Other features include a sundial, statues, and a fountain.
84% 256 votes
1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 MoreLess Info
Featuring a combined 18 screens, Evanston Century 12 & Cinearts 6 display first-run Hollywood movies and independent films. The theaters provide stadium seating, arcade games, a lobby cafe and an in-theater bar with adult beverages.