- 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.
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204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432 MoreLess Info
The Joliet Area Historical Museum is meant to show the heritage of this city. Besides the galleries in which the visitor is introduced to local history, in here can also be found a Lunar Lander Simulator, life size models and interactive temporary exhibits.
Silver Cross Field, home to the Joliet Slammers, is more than a clean, affordable park to enjoy a game with the family. The park features picnic patios, movie night specials, and year-round event accommodations.
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1423 N. Broadway St (Rt. 53), Joliet, IL 60435 MoreLess Info
Opened in 1988, Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park & Picnics is an amusement park featuring a number of attractions to enjoy. Two 18-hole mini-golf courses, batting cages, go-karts, and a restaurant are among the amenities offered.
Built to commemorate the Bicentennial, Bicentennial Park provides visitors with 10 acres of park filled with informational plaques to read. The park has a theater that hosts community events like plays and concerts.
Casa Santiago is a Mexican restaurant and a live music venue. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and serves a variety of Mexican specialties. It also hosts a variety of special events, including open mic nights.
The Geneva Lake Shore Path is a 21 mile trail that allows hikers to walk in the backyards of century old mansions in the area. There are two booklets available in local stores that outline two different do -it-yourself walking tours.
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1902 Havenhill Drive, Plainfield, IL 60586 MoreLess Info
Owned and operated by taxidermist and artist Thomas M. Stepanek, Tom's Wildlife Art and Taxidermy offers taxidermy services for hunting and fishing trophies of all kinds. The company also tans hides and makes rugs.