- 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.
Featuring outdoor exercise equipment, Fountain Square Park offers visitors a multiple structure playground with slides, spring animals, and more. The park has a sensory garden, with a variety of flowers planted to engage sight, touch, and smell.
5400 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 MoreLess Info
The Rosemont Theatre hosts various stage productions including Broadway musicals, concerts, and stand-up comedians. Guests appreciate the ample parking and high-quality sound system along with its proximity to many restaurants and other attractions.
Spanning 310 acres, Lippold Park houses a skate park, batting cages, dog park, and outdoor fitness area. Many sports fields and courts are spread throughout the area, along with ponds/wetlands and over 3 miles of walking/biking trails.
Newberry Park has two playgrounds and each has appropriate age-sized slides, bridges and monkey bars. The bigger playground has a faux rock 'mountain,' a climbing wall, and a telescope with swings in a separate area of the park.
Nearly 13 acres in a residential setting, Hill Climb Park provides recreational opportunities for everyone. The site holds two playgrounds, athletic fields, a basketball court, walking paths, a gazebo, seating areas and a picnic area.
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401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
The Lakeside Legacy Arts Park and Sage Gallery is best known as the place where art meets history in Crystal Lake. Visitors can take in a live production or enjoy perusing the gallery's works of art.
Located along a stretch of the Fox River, Buffalo Park Forest Preserve is a woodland retreat. It offers hiking and biking paths, scenic views, river access, and a sledding hill, when the weather permits. There is also a campground.