- 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 Skokie Lagoons is an assortment of pools and channels covering 894 acres and located just inland of Lake Michigan. Public boat access with an assortment of fishing is available along with picnic areas and hiking trails.
100% 5 votes
3101-3167 Patten Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
Situated on a prairie, Openlands Lakeshore Preserve offers visitors views of Lake Michigan from its beach. There are several paths that visitors can hike through that can lead them to a ravine.
83% 42 votes
E Higgins Rd & Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
The Ned Brown Forest Preserve, also known as the Busse Woods, is a large 3,558 acre preserve populated by a 460 acre lake, several bike paths, and numerous picnic groves. The lake is open to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats.
Guests of the Woodfield Mall will have the opportunity to shop at a variety of locations, including Zales Jewelers, Brookstone, and Chico's. The location also features a variety of dining locations for guests seeking refreshments.
Guests can enjoy horseback riding lessons and training for all levels of experience at Palatine Stables. The offer lessons from beginner level to advanced hunter-jumping in addition to pony rides and pony parties.
56% 16 votes
53 Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
Elk Grove Bowl & Billiards is a bowling alley and pool hall that also features a pro shop, video arcade and bar and grill. They also offer cosmic bowling, league play, tournaments and party packages.
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.