- 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.
Located next to Meadows Park, Meadows Aquatic Center features a zero-depth pool, swimming lanes, a water slide and a one-meter diving board. The center also offers a party room, grass picnic areas and changing rooms.
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve is a 90 acre nature preserve populated by savanna, prairie, woodland, and ephemeral ponds. The preserve is a natural habitat to hundreds of rare plant and animal species. Guided tours are available on request.
Star Cinema Grill combines screenings of first-run Hollywood movies with the experience of eating at a full-service restaurant with a full bar. The facility also hosts frequent parties and special events.
Busse Park is a recreational and sports park, with large stretches of green grass and plenty of tall trees. It offers numerous amenities, including a playground with big slides, basketball court, baseball diamond and tennis courts.
Located in Palatine, Illinois, the Orbit Skate Center offers roller skating lessons to people of all ages and abilities. The facility features parties and skating throughout the year. Both adults and children regularly visit the facility.
A family owned and operated business, Wolff's Flea Market hosts over 650 vendors selling a wide variety of wares. The market hosts an array of special events, including showcases for particular kinds of merchandise.