- 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
75% 4 votes
2200 Busse Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60068 MoreLess Info
Belleau Lake Forest Preserve is a park with a network of hiking trails and picnic areas. The lake is a popular fishing spot, and features largemouth bass, bluegill, bullhead catfish, rainbow trout, and others.
100% 1 votes
515 E Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 MoreLess Info
Home to a variety of small local suburban theatre troupes, the Prairie Lakes Community Theatre provides entertainment to Des Plaines locals. The theatre presents a selection of popular stage plays and musicals.
Designed by Jens Jensen and planted in 1917, Northwestern's Shakespeare Garden is a little known secluded formal garden in the midst of campus that highlights plants mentioned in Shakespeare's works. Other features include a sundial, statues, and a fountain.
84% 256 votes
1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 MoreLess Info
Featuring a combined 18 screens, Evanston Century 12 & Cinearts 6 display first-run Hollywood movies and independent films. The theaters provide stadium seating, arcade games, a lobby cafe and an in-theater bar with adult beverages.
Locals and visitors can get out to enjoy some fresh air at Einstein Park. The park features a playground, basketball court, baseball diamond, and shelter for rent for reunions, birthday parties, and other events..