- 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.
Roosevelt park has plenty of sun, shade, and amenities to keep small and large crowds busy for hours. The park includes a fieldhouse for large get togethers, 4 ball fields, 3 tennis courts, 1 basketball court, and 2 football fields.
The most notable feature of Swenson Park, a spacious, community-managed public area, is its skate park section, which draws skateboarders from around the area. The park also offers basketball courts, ball fields, and numerous picnic areas.
Brunswick Zone (formerly known as Hawthorn Lanes) provides 40 individual lanes of ten pin bowling, including GLOW lanes with specialty glow-in-the-dark lighting. Visitors can also access a full video arcade, lounge, snack bar, and pro shop.
79% 14 votes
510 E Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Designed after an old mining town theme, Mountain View Mine Miniature Golf is a local 18-hole miniature golf course open to the public. The course is filled with obstacles and is lined with scenic waterfalls, creeks, and bridges.
100% 8 votes
395 W Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Friendship Park Conservatory is a conservatory featuring well maintained gardens and an indoor atrium. The conservatory is available for events such as weddings, showers, and parties, and is venue to a master gardener program.
Situated on the lake waterfront, Century Park features common park amenities like fishing, a bike trail, picnic areas, a children's playground, and public restrooms. Athletic fields for baseball, softball, and volleyball are also available.
100% 2 votes
1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
Available for private events such as weddings and reunions, the Highland Park Community House is a stunning estate to visit. The historic landmark is a red brick Colonial-Revival-style house that features multiple rooms including a grand ballroom and heritage garden.
100% 2 votes
326 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
The stately Highland Park Historical Society Museum is home to the heritage and history of Highland Park. The museum is comprised of three structures through the acreage including the museum home, the adjacent log cabin and a bandstand.
87% 70 votes
1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 60061 MoreLess Info
Part of the Loyola University campus, the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens was once the home of General Electric founder, Samuel Insull and, later, the residence of the Cuneo family. The site is now used for classes and special events.