- 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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Featuring paved paths shaded by trees, East End Park provides visitors with basketball parks, sports fields, playgrounds, and a pool. The pool is lifeguard monitored and sections into a lap pool area and a general play area.
Focused upon offering quality, family-friendly entertainment, Picture Show Theater shows some of the most recent movie releases. Located in Bloomingdale Court, birthday parties and other special group events are welcome at this locale.
Bartlett Aquatic Center is an outdoor facility that offers recreational activities for all ages. Amenities include an eight lane lap pool, spray playground with water slide and tipping bucket, a tube slide and a water based zip line.
Humboldt Park features a variety of gardens and walking paths for guests who are interested in a nature-heavy setting. Visitors of the site can also take advantage of a small pond that is deep enough for swimming.
At the Lincoln Park Zoo, visitors can see a variety of animals including bears, primates, lions, reptiles, mammals, sea lions, and apes. Visitors can also pet animals in the petting zoo, ride the endangered species carousel, and ride on the miniature train.
Get some fresh air and exercise with a hike along Salt Creek Greenway Trail. The trails stretches about 27 miles from Brookfield Zoo to Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Some of the trail is paved, and some are an on-road route.
Ranging from murder mysteries to Shakespeare plays, Greenman Theatre Troupe features a group of talented local actors in theatrical productions. The community theater offers an assortment of acting classes and workshops from professional actors.