- 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.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Waukegan, IL , followed by 430 popular activities in nearby cities, including Evanston, Skokie, Kenosha, Glenview, Des Plaines, Highland Park, Gurnee, Niles, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Wilmette, Mundelein, Northbrook, Palatine, Grayslake, Libertyville, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Wheeling, Barrington, Vernon Hills, Zion, Lincolnshire, Racine, Elk Grove Village, Pleasant Prairie, Mchenry, Hoffman Estates, Rosemont, Oak Park, Crystal Lake, Great Lakes and Round Lake Beach
100% 2 votes
9831 N Milwke Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Run by the University of Illinois Chicago, James Woodworth Prairie Preserve has exhibits that show Native American artifacts, fossils, and educational displays. Visitors can explore the prairie to see wildflowers, kill deer, and cicada.
100% 1 votes
28039 W Northpointe Parkway, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
Kids in Action Gymnastics Academy offers a range of gymnastic classes beginning at 18 mos. and going through high school. Gymnastics classes are taught in the Level 1 through 4 USAG system and also include tramp and tumbling classes.
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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.
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.
The Wilmette Park District Community Recreation Center, features workshops, dance and exercise programs, gymnastics and sports gyms, and an auditorium. With 94,000 square feet and room for special events, it also serves as the base for several community programs.
Centennial Ice Rink has a main rink and a studio rink where visitors can skate or play hockey or broomball, and where all equipment and the rinks can be rented. It has a concession stand with snacks and refreshments.
Centennial Tennis Courts of Wilmette offer visitors a great location for sports play when visiting. Non-members may reserve one of the eight indoor court spaces twenty-four hours in advanced and have access to the locker rooms and pro shop.