- The list below includes 549 free or cheap things to do in or near Wilmette, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Skating Rinks, Hiking Trails and Bowling.
- From Gillson Park to Roemer Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wilmette and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
Historic Roemer Park has been home to local Little League baseball players, including comedian Bill Murray, since its opening in 1953. Recent renovations to the baseball park brought improved dugouts, fences and concessions.
At Thornwood Park, visitors can enjoy recreational activities like tennis, baseball, and ice skating. The park has a playground with swings, a climbing structure, and monkey bars. There are also several walking paths for joggers.
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The Centennial Family Aquatic Center is a family friendly water park that features a 50-meter pool with 8 lap lanes, a wading pool with a tot slide, and locker room facilities. The center also has a leisure pool.
Keay Nature Center is a 4.6 acre nature center featuring several accessible nature trails and small waterfalls. Much of the center's plant-life is identified via informational plaques, and visitors will also find several memorial signs.
Little ones can explore and learn in the hands-on play spaces at Growth Spurts. The play place offers different types of learning and play for different ages and stages as well as special classes for learning and interacting with others.
An entertainment resource, the Wilmette Theatre offers first-run and art films as well as live theater productions, concerts, comedy and children's shows. The theatre also offers classes in acting and musical theater.