- 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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Geneva Rd & Indian Knoll Road, West Chicago, IL 60185 MoreLess Info
Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve is a community managed park named for the burial mounds of prehistoric plains tribes located nearby. The park sits along the DuPage river and offers hiking trails and fishing by permit.
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Yorktown Shopping Center, 100 Yorktown, Lombard, IL 60148 MoreLess Info
A bowling center with 18 lanes, Lucky Strike offers open bowling as well as private event hosting. The facility provides two full-service bars, 12 plasma and 12 projector screens, a dining menu and billiard tables.
Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve. The preserve offers areas for camping, fishing, picnicking, archery, hiking, tubing, horseback riding, golfing, cross-country skiing, and bicycling.
Within the Showtime Cinema, visitors can access movies with digital sound and stadium seating in all of their individual theaters. A combination of first run and second run films are presented at the movie theater which also has an on-site game room and a party room.
Dedicated to preserving the history of America's famous highway, Berwyn Route 66 Museum features a display of hub caps, old photographs, and other memorabilia. The museum is in the process of restoring a neon light monument.
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Prince Crossing Rd & Geneva Road, West Chicago, IL 60185 MoreLess Info
The Timber Ridge Forest Preserve is a nature preserve that is open 7 days a week and spans a total distance of 1,163-acres of land. The forest has a visitor center that offers educational programs, agricultural activities, and domestic activities.
Built during the Gilded Age (1870 to 1900), the Mayslake Peabody Mansion is an estate that is located in the Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, Illinois. The large residence was the former home of coal baron, Francis Stuyvesant Peabody.