- 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 Esper Peterson Family Aquatic Center is a recreational water park that features a sand play area, a frog slide, 300 lounge chairs, lap lanes, and a basketball hoop. The facility also has a 180-foot tube slide.
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1401 N Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL 60060 MoreLess Info
The Mundelein Park District Maintenance Facilities are essential to the operation of the Mundelein Parks and Recreation Department. They are used to maintain all of the city's public amusement and recreation facilities.
The Fort Hill Heritage Museum is a historical museum that offers free admission to people of all ages. The museum has artifacts including pioneer tools, the Mundelein House, quilts, antique Lake County maps, and war uniforms.
Situated in in Mundelein in northern Illinois, the Tighthead Brewing Company produces draft beer for area restaurants and pubs. Growlers and pints are offered in the tap room at the facility. Tours are also featured at the plant.
The family-friendly athletic facility of North Park contains amenities for a variety of outdoor sports. These include tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, and areas for cross country skiing.
888 Tower Rd, Unit E, Mundelein, IL 60060 MoreLess Info
With products ranging from incandescent light bulbs to sea form sculptures, Patterson Glassworks displays the work of a local fusion and hot glass artist. It also hosts community art classes for glass blowing, making paper weights, and more.
A 2.6 acre public park, Kracklauer Park offers amenities such as tennis courts, playgrounds, and a covered picnic pavilion that can be reserved for private events. The park houses a dance studio, as well, and hosts a summer concert series.