- Our list of the best things to do in Dekalb, Illinois, features the top 107 nearby activities — including 43 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Dekalb, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 10 things to do within the city of Dekalb, IL , followed by 97 popular activities in nearby cities, including St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Cherry Valley, Elgin, Aurora, Huntley, Yorkville, Belvidere, De Kalb, Rockford and Carpentersville
Situated on 25-acres of land, McCarthy Farm is a privately owned stable that features a heated barn with large stalls, an indoor arena, and an outdoor arena. The farm has amenities including showers and vending machines.
St. Charles' Creek Bend Nature Center displays ecology, wetland and wooded exhibits to teach the agricultural background of the area. Visitors are educated and entertained through hands-on demonstrations and interpretive displays.
Quiet and serene, Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve is a public space providing for an array of outdoor activities. Along with enjoying peaceful streams, wooded areas and wildlife, the preserve is also home to a nature center and house museum.
Open during the warmer months of the year, Campton Hills Splash Park provides guests an opportunity to cool off in the hot sun. Attractions at the splash park include numerous slides, rides, pools, and other interactive water amenities.
Opened in 1961, St Charles Bowl features 24 lanes and automatic scoring suitable for open and league bowling. The center offers automatic bumpers, party hosting, a bar and grill, arcade games, televisions and pool tables.
Peck Farm Park is a park and botanical garden area with a large play area and picnic facilities. Features include an observation silo with panoramic views, a butterfly garden with a variety of colorful species, and expansive flower gardens.
Organizing competitive gymnastic teams, St Charles Gymnastics Inc offers training programs for children. It hosts open gym sessions where children can practice using trampolines, spring floors, and other gymnastic equipment.