- 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.
Built in 1882, Turner Hall is a multi-use facility constructed of distinctive cream city brick. Four stories tall, the building includes a gymnasium, meeting rooms, elegant ballroom and amenities for your next corporate event.
At Fox River Park, fans of the outdoors can go canoeing, hiking, fishing and biking at this 257-acre location. The site also offers ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding opportunities during the winter months.
This 45-60 minute guided tour begins with a movie that shows the history of Miller Brewing Company and it includes samples of 3 different beers. There is a gift shop and souvenir photos are available for purchase.
Featuring synthetic wood lanes, Sunset Bowl Entertainment Center has amenities like a party room, pool tables, bar, and pro shop. The billiards room has widescreen TVs set up to play current sports games.
A large selection of recreational amenities and facilities is what makes Knoch Knolls Park a popular location among local nature enthusiasts. Visitors have access to an 18-hole disc golf course, picnic areas, and nearly five miles of walking trails.
This brewery has a variety of beers that include organic gluten free, and multiple seasonal beers. For a small fee you can take one of 3 types of tours which include a souvenir pint glass and 6 oz pours of beer.
The Trocadero Gastro bar is a high-end restaurant that serves a myriad of dishes, including sea food and a variety of cheeses. One of the highest acclaimed dishes includes one pound of mussels on a bed of roasted tomatoes, fennel, vermouth, and caramelized onions on a pretzel baguette.