Lake County, Illinois is the natural choice for your next military reunion. As home of Naval Station, Great Lakes we've been welcoming sailors and airmen to Lake County for nearly a century.
Relive the boot camp experience at Great Lakes Naval Museum and take your group to Recruit Graduation held year-round on Friday mornings. Break bread with the guys at Port O'Call, located on the base overlooking Lake Michigan. Visit the Russell Military Museum where you will see a rare collection of military vehicles and weaponry.
Plan the perfect gathering for your veterans' group in Lake County, where we offer you:
Let the Lake County, Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau make your next military reunion your best ever! We are also members of The Reunion Network and designated as Reunion Friendly.
"Please extend my thank you to everyone involved in making our reunion a great success! The hotel, the Navy base, Cuneo museum and Opa restaurant. The accomadations were excellent at the Holiday Express Vernon Hills. Our day at the Base was great, everyone enjoyed the graduation, the speaker was an Admiral and this was his last offical duty before he retired. He broke down during his speech and that got to everyone, also the ship’s reunion was recognized at the graduation. We had a tour of the base which we didn't expect and the meal at Port O Call was very good. The museum was very enjoyable and I think everyone was quite suprised. The meal at the Opa was outstanding. Overall we were happy with everything." - Ron Day, USS Thomas J. Gary Reunion
"The USS Knapp DD-653 Association just completed the best reunion in recent memory, and it all started when I contacted Kimberly Ghys of your office. After my original contact, she gathered proposals from eleven hotels and resorts in Lake County which were sent to me to start the selection process. We narrowed the list to four and then Kimberly arranged a site inspection tour and after visiting all four, we selected the Marriott Suites in Deerfield which turned out to be an excellent choice. The Graduation ceremony on the base was awesome and very moving for these old sailors who went through “boot camp” there some 60 years ago. Many of the attendees thought it was our best reunion and they date back to the 1940’s." - E. Pete Smit, USS Knapp Reunion