- The list below includes 570 free or cheap things to do in or near West Chicago, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Art Gallery and Bowling.
- From Reed-Keppler Park to Pioneer Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in West Chicago and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oak Park, Lombard, Aurora and Glenview.
Historic Navy Pier contains 50 acres of parks, unique shops, promenades, eateries, and a variety of entertainment attractions. Over 8 million visitors per year enjoy the 15-story tall Ferris wheel, Children's Museum, and cruise boat rides on the lake.
The Liberty Theater is a historic theater that provides entertainment in the form of movies. The theater was once the employer of a young Marlon Brando and has the goal of recreating the golden age of movie-going.
A family entertainment center, Aloha Falls Miniature Golf features two Hawaiian-themed miniature golf courses and an indoor table golf course. The center offers a cafe and bar, retro console games and tables for pool, ping pong and air hockey.
Providing a variety of fun and entertainment, Kingston Lanes offers activities and special programs for the entire family. This includes cosmic bowling, holiday parties, musical acts, arcade games and on-site dining.
The McCrae Farm is a classical horsemanship facility dedicated to the preservation of French Classical Training principals. Horsemanship is shared with the community through performances and instruction in their indoor arena.