- The list below includes 366 free or cheap things to do in or near Aurora, Illinois, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Family Fun Center, Laser Tag, History Museums and Parks.
- From RiverEdge Park to Waubonsie Lake Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Aurora and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Chicago, Lombard, Joliet and Naperville.
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Open throughout the year, the RiverEdge Park features 30-acres of outdoor activities like a concert pavilion, riverwalk, pier, and bike path all situated along the riverfront. The Paramount Theatre is also located within the park grounds and offers a wide range of popular shows and musicals.
Located near the shores of the lake, Waubonsie Lake Park is a popular location to enjoy a variety of recreational activities. The park features a playground, a covered shelter, and a paved trail for walking, jogging, or other activities.
Surrounded by 40 forested acres, Red Oak Nature Center and features seven hiking trails that are open until sunset. Inside the free center visitors can enjoy multiple classrooms and a wildlife viewing room with turtle and fish habitats.
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The Fire Museum is actually a remnant of the old local fire station. It displays various models of vintage fire trucks. One can easily lose track of time when exploring this place, with the wealth of information provided by the guides.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Tanner House Museum offers visitors a glimpse of life from more than 100 years ago. The 16-room house is furnished with many Victorian-era pieces and even features indoor plumbing.
The focus is on the history of the donated Tanner House and the surrounding area at the Aurora Historical Museum. The museum includes artifacts, documents, books, letters, photographs, and resources pertaining to the house and the area.