- 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
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5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 MoreLess Info
The 840,000 square feet of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center are divided in 8 different halls and a lobby. It was opened in 1975.
79% 38 votes
1325 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60194 MoreLess Info
Featuring 36 holes of mini golf, Congo River Miniature Golf offers two African-themed courses with mountains, bridges and waterfalls. The facility also provides arcade games, an air hockey table, event hosting and picnic tables.
100% 10 votes
505 N Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194 MoreLess Info
Providing a variety of family fun, Schaumburg Park District CRC & Water Park offers a large fitness center with lots of equipment, a gymnasium and weight room. There is also an indoor water park in the facility for added enjoyment.
Bordering the Fox River, Cornish Park houses historical markers and buildings in addition to providing recreational space. Amenities include an adjoining bike trail, walking path, playground, athletic field, fishing spots and a gazebo.
Featuring outdoor exercise equipment, Fountain Square Park offers visitors a multiple structure playground with slides, spring animals, and more. The park has a sensory garden, with a variety of flowers planted to engage sight, touch, and smell.
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13 Birch Street, Carpentersville, IL 60110 MoreLess Info
Dundee Crown/Tri-Cities Jr Chargers Football is a competitive youth football and cheer program. The organization is affiliated with the Chicagoland Youth Football League and has teams for kids ages 5 to 14.
The Racine Zoo offers several up-close encounters with its animals including feeding the Masai giraffes, petting camels, and holding birds in the aviary. The zoo has several activities just for children including playgrounds and a Barnyard Safari, while everyone can take a ride on the train.
5400 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 MoreLess Info
The Rosemont Theatre hosts various stage productions including Broadway musicals, concerts, and stand-up comedians. Guests appreciate the ample parking and high-quality sound system along with its proximity to many restaurants and other attractions.
Spanning 310 acres, Lippold Park houses a skate park, batting cages, dog park, and outdoor fitness area. Many sports fields and courts are spread throughout the area, along with ponds/wetlands and over 3 miles of walking/biking trails.
Newberry Park has two playgrounds and each has appropriate age-sized slides, bridges and monkey bars. The bigger playground has a faux rock 'mountain,' a climbing wall, and a telescope with swings in a separate area of the park.