- 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
Dave's Down To Earth Rock Shop sells not only gems and minerals but jewelry, beads, fossils, Native American art and many other artifacts, sculptures and unique items. There is also a free museum downstairs filled with fossils.
83% 42 votes
E Higgins Rd & Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
The Ned Brown Forest Preserve, also known as the Busse Woods, is a large 3,558 acre preserve populated by a 460 acre lake, several bike paths, and numerous picnic groves. The lake is open to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats.
A joint project of the City of Evanston and the Skokie Park District, Pooch Park is an off-leash dog park that spans 2.7 acres. The park has separate areas for small dogs and for agility training, and has water fountains.
The Des Plaines Park District is a park district that includes the Lake Park golf course, the Lake Park marina, and the Mountain View Adventure Center. The district also has a health club and a history center.
52% 1433 votes
601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173 MoreLess Info
Any kind of builder can visit the Legoland Discovery Center Chicago, where there are found all sorts of hands-on exhibits, from Star Wars Lego, to life-size Lego animals in the Jungle Expeditions. There is also a 4D Lego cinema, and a shop.
A small, historic theater and local landmark, the Pickwick Theater shows a variety of first-run movies, as well as occasional classic film series and special events. It offers an intimate setting, occasional specials, and deals on concessions.
100% 2 votes
3 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL MoreLess Info
Started by violinist Edgar Muenzer and his wife, The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra hosted its opening night in 1994 at the Pickwick Theatre. The orchestra holds concerts at The Pickwick Theatre offering both classical and popular music.
38% 78 votes
601 N. Martingale Rd, 105, Schaumburg, IL 60173 MoreLess Info
A 20-screen movie theater, AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers an IMAX auditorium, stadium seating, mobile ticketing, independent films and a concession area.
56% 16 votes
53 Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
Elk Grove Bowl & Billiards is a bowling alley and pool hall that also features a pro shop, video arcade and bar and grill. They also offer cosmic bowling, league play, tournaments and party packages.