- 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.
The center of Carol Stream's recreational facilities, Simkus Recreational Center features a fully equipped gymnasium, and is also home to Coral Cover Water Park. Visitors can sign up for all the town's classes and programs at the center.
Oak Street Beach offers guests the opportunity to hike and swim in the waters of Lake Michigan. The location, which is often a site for beach volleyball games, also provides places for guests to purchase beer and cocktails.
255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 MoreLess Info
Geneva Lake Museum of History is dedicated to taking visitors back in time to experience the unique heritage of the region in the late 19th century. Explore the Blacksmith shop, school room, General Store, and more, this is a must see for history buffs.
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2567 State Rd 120, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 MoreLess Info
Offering team-based laser tag, CMP Tactical Lazer Tag Lake Geneva features a field with thirteen open structures, thick brush and open plains. The experience offers fully- and semi-automatic weapons and sniper rifles with several tactical games.
Great Western Trail follows 17 miles of an abandoned railway corridor. Today, the crushed limestone trail provides access for cyclists, walkers and joggers and in winter allows cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The trail also includes shelters and rest areas.
Located next to Paradise Bay Water Park, Lombard Commons Park features courts and fields for tennis, soccer, basketball and baseball. The park also provides a children's playground, grass fields and shaded areas.
Fox Park is a community park that offers traditional amenities such as playgrounds, a sand pit, picnic areas, grills, and ball fields. The nearby recreation center has restrooms and party facilities that are available to rent for special occasions.
Filled with interactive displays, Bartlett Nature Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the native plant and animal life in the region. The center has reptiles, insects, stuffed animals, bones, and informative posters on display.
A 3,400-acre preserve, the James 'Pate' Philip State Park aims to preserve and protect its diverse Illinois ecosystem. The park is a mixture of prairie, marshes and forest and features a visitor center with educational exhibits.