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NameLake County, Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau
Address5455 W. Grand Avenue, Suite 203
Gurnee, IL 60031
Brief DescriptionNatural Spaces, Fun Places
CategoryVisitor Bureau
DescriptionLocated between Chicago and Milwaukee, Lake County, Illinois, is home to beautiful natural spaces, fun-filled attractions for the whole family and reasonably priced accommodations.

Bring the family to Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor with two great parks that you can experience at one destination. Located in the heart of the Midwest in Gurnee, Illinois, Six Flags Great America is 45 minutes north of Chicago and south of Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park (free for season pass holders and $7 for daily passes), spectacular shows, a nighttime parade and three children’s areas. Get ready for the new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters. Goliath, new in 2014, is the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world and feature the world’s tallest and steepest drop.

One of America's premiere public gardens, the 385-acre Chicago Botanic Garden is a great nature getaway. It boasts 23 formal gardens, 6 miles of shoreline, 100 acres of woods, prairies, family activities, tram tours, restaurants, shops, festivals, special events, and more.

Gurnee Mills is one of the top tourist destinations in the Midwest with nearly 24 million total shoppers last year! Gurnee Mills offers the best selection, the best designers and the best prices. Be sure to visit Rainforest Café, Tilt Studio at Rink Side Sports, and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

In historic Long Grove Village, you’ll discover a whole new shopping experience, featuring art and collectibles from around the world, fine shops and restaurants, and year-round family fun. Don’t miss their annual Chocolate Fest, Strawberry Fest, and Apple Fest. Experience a chocolate factory tour at the Long Grove Confectionery Company, located nearby. For more candy-making fun, head just over the Wisconsin border to the Jelly Belly Center. The little ones can visit the petting zoo, hop on tot-sized rides, and more at Lambs Farm.

Take a tour of the Cuneo Museum & Gardens. European-inspired elements complement a magnificent mansion of lavish interiors and splendor. For classic cars and antiques galore, be sure to stop by Volo Auto Museum. This fall, the Lake County Discovery Museum will unveil the first-ever museum exhibition on the life of Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton. The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of picture postcards and is part of the national award-winning Lake County Forest Preserves.

For more culture, take a picnic to Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; attend the country’s most subscribed to musical theatre, the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire; visit a national religious shrine at Marytown; or see dancing stallions up close at the Tempel Lipizzans.

Enjoy the serene Lake Michigan shoreline with its beaches and charter fishing, along with over 50 inland lakes, miles of hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, 37 public golf courses and a variety of accommodations. In the fall, head to the largest corn maze at the Richardson Adventure Farm. Or pick your own pumpkin and take home fresh produce at Didier Farms’ Pumpkinfest. When the winter holidays arrive, don’t miss Long Grove’s Countryside Christmas, MainStreet Libertyville’s Dickens of a Holiday, or the Dickens Holiday Village in Antioch.

Visit for a calendar of events, internet-only coupons and special rates at over 60 hotels, including three resorts. Or call the Lake County, Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-LAKE-NOW.
Phone 1(800) 525-3669
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Last Updated8/3/2015
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