- The list below includes 637 free or cheap things to do in or near Wheeling, Illinois, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Arcades, Bowling and Restaurants.
- From Cole Taylor Friendship Park to Dam 1 Forest Preserve, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wheeling and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
The original McDonalds hosts a special adjoining McDonald's museum which talks about the company's history and their various experiments. Food and beverage have the trademark M and it feels very special to have it here.
69% 232 votes
798 W Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 MoreLess Info
Let your taste buds be tantalized by the wonders of Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Enjoy a variety of wines in a personal tasting accompanied by a menu of exquisitely prepared appetizers, main entrees, and desserts.
The Sunset Woods Park is a public park that provides a large amount of different features and amenities to those who visit. These amenities include baseball fields, picnic areas, a skatepark, and an outdoor ice rink in the winter.
Featuring a walking trail that loops around the park, High Ridge Knolls Park has a baseball diamond and multipurpose field for outdoor recreation. The playground has equipment like slides, a swing set, and spring animals.
BIG Cinemas Golf Glen 5 is a movie theater multiplex with five auditoriums. The theater shows primarily Bollywood and other Indian films. The theater offers an array of Indian and Indian-inspired refreshments, as well.
Founded in 1961, the Valley-Lo Sports Club is a club offering a number of amenities and facilities for its guests to enjoy. These include an 18-hole golf course, a full-service club house, and numerous dining options.
67% 3 votes
635 N Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 MoreLess Info
A public water park, Vernon Hills Family Aquatic Center features zero-depth pools for lap swimming and recreational use, a 700-foot lazy river and water slides. It also offers a sand playground, lockers, lounge chairs and a snack bar.
100% 2 votes
9831 N Milwke Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Run by the University of Illinois Chicago, James Woodworth Prairie Preserve has exhibits that show Native American artifacts, fossils, and educational displays. Visitors can explore the prairie to see wildflowers, kill deer, and cicada.