- 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.
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Along Madison St. between Harlem Ave. & DesPlaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130 MoreLess Info
Following along most of Madison Street, the Forest Park Holiday Walk allows participants to enjoy holiday displays and items. The creativity of local merchants are showcased through live window displays with plenty of holiday music being played along the event's pathway.
The Victorian Cottage Museum is a restored 19th century house with multiple first floor rooms furnished in authentic 1870s style. The upstairs area of the house is a museum celebrating the history and heritage of the area.
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900 W Saint Charles Road, Lombard, IL 60148 MoreLess Info
Churchill Woods Forest Preserve is a 264 acre forest preserve populated by bur oak, white oak, black maple trees, and various wildflowers. The preserve is home to several state-endangered species of wildlife.
Holding the title of the largest commercial building in the world, Merchandise Mart is a shopping center featuring a variety of wholesale showrooms. The higher floors feature the Chicago office of Ogilvy & Mather and GoHealth.
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Dempster Rd & Ferris Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188 MoreLess Info
The Linne Woods Forest Preserve is a nature preserve commonly visited by nature lovers. Visitors to the preserve enjoy biking through the paved trails, hiking, or spending time relaxing in the peaceful atmosphere.
Showcasing artifacts from the early settlers of Glen Ellyn, Stacy's Tavern Museum is a museum that is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum features a gift shop and also offers group tours by appointment.
329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610 MoreLess Info
House of Blues Chicago offers guests the opportunity to listen to authentic blues music and drink a variety of alcoholic beverages, including local choices. Visitors of this site can also purchase food items while listening to performers like Citizen Cope.