- 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.
Family-friendly entertainment is available year-round at Dan Patch Stables in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Choose from a variety of guided-tours, special themed sleigh or wagon rides, visit the petting zoo or let the little ones ride a pony, you'll be glad you came.
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38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL MoreLess Info
Burnidge Forest Preserve/Paul Wolff Campground is a 625 acre nature preserve populated by woodlands and prairie. Visitors will find 9 miles of multipurpose trails as well as a fishing pond. The preserve is also home to a variety of wildlife.
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14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098 MoreLess Info
All Seasons Apple Orchard Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze is a lovely orchard that offers the opportunity to pick your own juicy apples and perfect pumpkins. Also enjoy the corn mazes and the hay ride.
Accommodating visitors of all cooking skill levels, Flavour Cooking School offers a variety of adult and children classes where visitors they can learn how to make different meals. Each class is led by a professional chef.
Built in 1987, Paradise Miniature Golf, features 18 challenging and well manicured holes of golf. The course features cascading waterfalls, hills, banks and turns providing players with competitive fun on the greens.
Located in a residential setting, Vista Pond Park provides pond access for fishing and boating along with a paved walking path along the pond's perimeter. The park also offers grass fields, trees, a children's playground and park benches.
Carol Stream Park District is an aggregation of recreational centers and activities. Its sports parks include basketball courts, baseball fields, volleyball courts, and a mini-golf course. The parks also features a variety of dog training activities and classes.
401 Shepard Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 MoreLess Info
Operated and owned by family since 1965, Elgin Lanes is a modern bowling alley with many unique features. Guests can try one of the 30 bowling lanes, 6 billiard tables, join a league, or even host a birthday party.