- The list below includes 433 free or cheap things to do in or near Batavia, Illinois, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Art Gallery, Arts Centers and History Museums.
- From Red Oak Nature Center to Batavia Bark Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Batavia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Chicago, Lombard, Aurora and Naperville.
An indoor family fun center, Jak's Warehouse offers a variety of amusements. It has Laser Tag, a laser maze, a ball pit, a sky trail, and bumper cars, and most attractions are scaled for younger and older kids.
Created as a living museum, the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre park, featuring gardens, fountains, and sculptures. A perfect location for hiking or biking the trails, there is a children's garden and facilities for weddings and private parties.
Picnicking, swimming, and hunting are some of the activities to be performed in the Rock Cut State Park. A local marina and campgrounds are also found, as well as a 77 mile-long trail system for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Featuring 24 lanes and automatic scoring, Forest Hills Lanes provides open and league bowling as well as private event and party hosting. The bowling center has a snack bar, video games, adult beverages and facilities for softball and volleyball.
Sky Zone Schererville is an indoor trampoline park. Visitors can jump around in the trampoline room, play on a SkySlam court, and jump into a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. Sky Zone also offers 'SkyRobics' fitness classes.
A British style pub, The Hope & Anchor serves a variety of authentic pub specialties, including fish and chips, bangers and mash, steak pie, and Cornish pasties. The pub also hosts trivia nights and other events.
Founded in 1986, the J R Kortman Center For Design is a combination art gallery and store that specializes in items that showcase the principles of fine design. The facility also houses a small book and wine department.
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875 Deercreek Drive, Schererville, IN 46375 MoreLess Info
Featuring 16 auditoriums, AMC Showplace Schererville 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, theater rentals for private events and a concession area with food and drinks.
89% 123 votes
737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 MoreLess Info
Burpee Museum of Natural History exhibits over 70,000 specimens from the Paleontology, Anthropology, Geology and Biology domains. The children's favorite attractions are, of course, the dinosaurs, with Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops in the lead.