- 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.
Having undergone massive renovations in 2002, Berens Park Playground has a wide range of fun family activities. The park features a toy racecar and airplane, sandbox, elevated platforms, permanent chess/checkerboard, and stationary musical instruments like drums.
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Popular with all ages, Bertrand Bowling Lanes Incorporated is a fun place for friends and family to gather. Along with offering bowling leagues, it also provides for open bowling, video gaming, pool tables and concessions.
The Stardust Bowl offers 84 lanes, typically enough to accommodate both league bowlers as well as smaller groups. In operation for over 50 years, Stardust offers shoe rentals and has a full restaurant and bar as well as an arcade.
Situated on 80 acres, Warren Township Park features open green spaces, wooded areas, fishing ponds and over a dozen sports fields and courts. The park has nearly two miles of walking trails, playgrounds, a skate park, picnic facilities and restrooms.
The McCrae Farm is a classical horsemanship facility dedicated to the preservation of French Classical Training principals. Horsemanship is shared with the community through performances and instruction in their indoor arena.
Addison Ice Arena is an ice sports complex with one NHL rink and one Olympic rink that offers public skating, figure skating and hockey among other activities. It features a pro shop and a full-service bar and grill.