- 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.
An ice sports complex, Barrington Ice Arena features an NHL-sized ice surface used for figure skating, hockey leagues and public ice skating. The arena offers skate rental, a pro shop, locker rooms and ice skating lessons.
82% 55 votes
3459 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076 MoreLess Info
Offering an 18-hole miniature golf course, Sports Park Driving Range & Adventure Golf has a batting cage for visitors to practice their batting skills. The range has 40 stations where visitors can use a debit card to automatically receive balls.
A joint project of the City of Evanston and the Skokie Park District, Pooch Park is an off-leash dog park that spans 2.7 acres. The park has separate areas for small dogs and for agility training, and has water fountains.
Sharing the site with the Evanston Art Centre, the Grosse Point Lighthouse was built in 1883 by the US Government. Since it was the first lighthouse built in this area, it is now a National Historic Landmark.
84% 256 votes
1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 MoreLess Info
Featuring a combined 18 screens, Evanston Century 12 & Cinearts 6 display first-run Hollywood movies and independent films. The theaters provide stadium seating, arcade games, a lobby cafe and an in-theater bar with adult beverages.
80% 5 votes
631 Lakehurst Road, Waukegan, IL 60085 MoreLess Info
Brunswick Zone - Fountain Square is a bowling alley and arcade. The bowling alley features 32 lanes, 2 billiards tables, arcade games, a lounge, and a snack bar. Brunswick Zone is also venue to several bowling leagues.
From walking paths to playgrounds, Robert E James Park provides visitors with an outdoor area for activities. During the winter season, visitors can bring a sled to a popular sledding spot on one of the park's hills.