- 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.
67% 9 votes
Route 59 & Golf Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60120 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy walking, jogging, rollerblading, and biking on a 8.9 mile paved loop trail at Poplar Creek Forest Preserve. The western portion of the preserve features unpaved secluded hiking trails through woodlands and prairies.
94% 69 votes
4N739 State Highway 59, Bartlett, IL 60103 MoreLess Info
A Hindu place of worship, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, which is a major organization of the Swaminarayan Sect. The temple showcases an impressive limestone and intricately carved marble façade.
53% 15 votes
1611 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102 MoreLess Info
Brunswick Zone XL - Randall Road is a bowling alley and fun center that also includes an onsite bar and grill. 38 lanes of bowling is featured along with 8 billiard tables, lazer tag, and a variety of arcade games.
83% 6 votes
550 S Park Blvd, Streamwood, IL 60107 MoreLess Info
Members of Park Place Family Recreation Center receive access to locker rooms and fitness equipment. The pool has several lanes for swimming laps and a small water slide area. There are also swimming classes for children at this pool.
Featuring open forest areas and wetlands, Black Bear Park has a pond with fish and waterfowl, a playground and a gazebo with a picnic table. The park can be used for basketball, frisbee golf, fishing and walking.
The Wind Point Lighthouse was originally designed by Orlando Metcalfe Poe and was first used in 1880. Today, visitors can climb the 11 stories to the top, view the Fog Horn building that has been turned into a museum and gift store, and view the Fuel House.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built of Kasota limestone, red Streator Brick, tinted stucco and unstained tidewater cypress, Wingspread is a community meeting room. The 14,000 square foot building, a National Historic Landmark, has a large central ceiling and four wings.