- The list below includes 228 free or cheap things to do in or near Joliet, Illinois, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Race Tracks, Parks, Hiking Trails and Arcades.
- From I&m Canal Trail to Pilcher Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Joliet and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Aurora, Naperville, Wheaton and Tinley Park.
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Beginning at the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, the I&m Canal Trail is a 2.76-mile nature trail popular for a number of recreational activities. These include running, biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing along the trail.
Built to commemorate the Bicentennial, Bicentennial Park provides visitors with 10 acres of park filled with informational plaques to read. The park has a theater that hosts community events like plays and concerts.
Silver Cross Field, home to the Joliet Slammers, is more than a clean, affordable park to enjoy a game with the family. The park features picnic patios, movie night specials, and year-round event accommodations.
An old-fashioned arcade devoted to preserving and celebrating the game of pinball, the Chicago Street Pinball Arcade features a wide array of pinball and classic arcade machines. Visitors can also reserve the venue for parties.
Pilcher Park Nature Center is over 640 acres of land that includes playgrounds, picnic grounds, hiking trails, bicycle trails and cross country ski trails. Visitors can also attend classes to learn about things like wildflowers, horticulture and birding.
Part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site is a 52 acre preserve and former iron manufacturing facility site. The preserve offers a 0.59 mile interpretive trail and the 10.81 mile Centennial Trail.
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Opened in 1988, Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park & Picnics is an amusement park featuring a number of attractions to enjoy. Two 18-hole mini-golf courses, batting cages, go-karts, and a restaurant are among the amenities offered.