- Our list of the best things to do in Waukegan, Illinois, features the top 452 nearby activities — including 190 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Waukegan, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
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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.
Hat Trick Hockey is a local inline/roller skating rink featuring a number of services and amenities for its guests to enjoy. Weekly hockey games, hockey leagues, and a pro shop are a few of the amenities available.
The most notable feature of Swenson Park, a spacious, community-managed public area, is its skate park section, which draws skateboarders from around the area. The park also offers basketball courts, ball fields, and numerous picnic areas.
Guests can enjoy horseback riding lessons and training for all levels of experience at Palatine Stables. The offer lessons from beginner level to advanced hunter-jumping in addition to pony rides and pony parties.
A 38 acre forest preserve located between Des Plaines and Glenview, the Beck Lake Forest Preserve is a popular fishing spot for bass, northern pike, carp, catfish, bluegill, and a variety of other fish.
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.
The downtown Recreation Park is the oldest community park in the city. Through new developments, it has expanded to feature a baseball diamond, an indoor gymnasium with a wooden floor, and an Olympic sized pool.
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Thrown Elements Pottery is an art gallery and hands-on center that offers visitors the chance to make their own pottery. The gallery hosts events for kids as well as adults, and offers periodic ladies' nights.