- The list below includes 705 free or cheap things to do in or near Glen Ellyn, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Art Gallery, History Museums and Family Fun Center.
- From Lake Ellyn Park to Spring Avenue Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Glen Ellyn and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and West Chicago.
Situated along the western shore of Lake Ellyn, Lake Ellyn Park is a wooded park area that can be used for boating and fishing. It includes a walking trail nearly a mile long, picnic areas, a playground and tennis courts.
Spring Avenue Dog Park is a fully enclosed off-leash park that includes a large open play area, disposal bags and receptacles, and picnic tables. A permit is required for each dog, which requires a yearly membership fee.
Featuring a 7,000 square foot fitness center, Ackerman Park was originally known as North Park until 1973. The park connects to the Great Western Trail and has baseball and soccer fields, a volleyball court and a playground.
Willowbrook Wildlife Center is an animal education center and rehabilitation facility. Visitors can see over 80 types of wildlife, including bobcats, eagles and snakes, and can even assist in releasing healed animals back into the wild.
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845 Pershing Ave, Pershing & Rt 53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 MoreLess Info
Featuring 36 holes available for play, Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf Course is a putt-putt facility providing fun and entertainment to those who visit. Other amenities at the facility include a full concessions menu, patio seating, and scenic views.
The Glen Ellyn Skate Park is a local skate park that provides a variety of different options to the skaters who visit. The park includes many different ramps and can be used by beginners and more advanced skaters alike.