- 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.
A family entertainment center, Aloha Falls Miniature Golf features two Hawaiian-themed miniature golf courses and an indoor table golf course. The center offers a cafe and bar, retro console games and tables for pool, ping pong and air hockey.
A multipurpose facility, the Oakton Community Center hosts programs for visitors of all ages, from kids to seniors. The facility features playgrounds, classrooms, a kitchen, lounges, and an Exploritorium, which has interactive play activities for kids.
The Wilmette Park District Community Recreation Center, features workshops, dance and exercise programs, gymnastics and sports gyms, and an auditorium. With 94,000 square feet and room for special events, it also serves as the base for several community programs.
53% 179 votes
7000 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL 60077 MoreLess Info
An 18-screen movie theater, AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18 displays first-run feature films along with independent films using digital projection. The theater provides stadium seating, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
Skokie's Exploritorium is a large indoor play space that features an array of educational, creative, and hands-on play areas. It includes a climbing area with tubes and tunnels, musical instruments, a water play area, and costumes.
Oakton Park is a full-featured neighborhood park featuring swimming pools, sports fields, as well as basketball and tennis courts. The park also has playgrounds, picnic areas, barbecue grills and public restrooms on site.
79% 38 votes
1325 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60194 MoreLess Info
Featuring 36 holes of mini golf, Congo River Miniature Golf offers two African-themed courses with mountains, bridges and waterfalls. The facility also provides arcade games, an air hockey table, event hosting and picnic tables.
94% 69 votes
4N739 State Highway 59, Bartlett, IL 60103 MoreLess Info
A Hindu place of worship, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, which is a major organization of the Swaminarayan Sect. The temple showcases an impressive limestone and intricately carved marble façade.