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Embark on your Virtual Tour of Lake County, Illinois. >Enjoy a short video tour of the natural spaces and fun places of Lake County, Illinois!

From scenic beauty to exciting family, fun, Lake County offers so much to see and do. World-class shopping, premier entertainment and diverse dining options make Lake County a great place to visit year-round. We invite you to stay in one of more than 70 lodging properties while you relax and explore the natural spaces and fun places of lakecounty. Enjoy your visit!
Find out what tourism means to Lake County, Illinois from our elected officials. During National Tourism Week 2010, Lake County Elected Officials stressed how important tourism is to our county.

 

In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony takes a behind the scenes look at how Mickey Finn's Brewery and Pub brews their own beer and makes their famous Mickey Burger! "Everything Good Happens at Mickey Finns," says Owner Brian Grano. This is Lake County's first brewpub and a landmark casual social gathering place famous for handcrafted beer. The menu offers a variety of items including burgers, pizza, fish n' chips, and buffalo wings.
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony takes a behind the scenes look and participates in the 1st Ever Free Throw Challenge at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Contestants can compete in qualifying competitions with the top 5 in each age division advancing to the championship round. "Who is the best free throw shooter in the Lake County area? Our Libertyville Sports Complex first-ever Free Throw Challenge will give us that answer", said Conrad "Connie" Kowal, Director of Recreation & Sports Complex for the Village of Libertyville.
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places Anthony experiences the partnership between the University Center and Comfort Suites Grayslake and how corporations provide their employees with a team building exercise at the University Center. Snap-On Tools stayed at the Comfort Suites Grayslake and held their meetings at the University Center. One night attendees got to experience the University Center Notable Chef and cook their own meal with the chef. The University Center is a great place to hold a meeting!
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places Anthony experiences the Vernon Hills Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at the Cuneo Mansion & Gardens. A Lake County holiday tradition...this drive-thru light show has thousands of twinkling lights, animated displays and holiday decorations. Open 6-10pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Enter from Lakeview Prkwy. Admission Sunday-Thursday is $5 and on Friday-Saturday is $10.
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places Anthony experiences the rich arts history of Downtown Waukegan and the filming of a scene for the movie Contagion. Which took place on the Amstutz Express Way. The movie features actors, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. The scenes filmed in Waukegan featured semi-truck drivers and two National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters being escorted by military personnal on the Amstutz.
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places Anthony experiences Didier Farms in Lincolnshire, Illinois where they have everything for amusement rides, animals, hay rides, corn maze, straw maze, and a pumpkin patch. Didier Farms even makes their own donuts.
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places Anthony experiences 2010 Frightfest at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois and visits the Haunted Houses, including Saw the Haunted House. While walking around, he is spooked by the scary characters and experiences all the frightening thrills of the park.
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places Anthony experiences Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois and participates Orbiting (also known as Zorbing), paintballing, takes a ride down the zipline and hikes through the world's largest Corn Maze.
In this episode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony experiences the Lake County Fair. The 82nd Annual Lake County Fair runs July 27th - August 1st and features Demo Derbies, a petting zoo, live music, horse shows, PRCA Rodeo, talent show, livestock barns, amusement rides, battle of the bands, tractor pulls, food, beer tent, promotocross, children's activities and much more. The Lake County Fair has a new location at 1060 E. Peterson Rd. Grayslake, IL (corner of Peterson Rd. & Midlothian Rd.).
In this episode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony experiences the world-class music at Ravinia, in Highland Park, IL. Ravinia Festival is the oldest music festival in North America and is lauded for presenting world-class music in an inviting, natural environment. The festival attracts over 600,000 listeners to some 120 to 150 events that span all genres including classical, chamber music, jazz, rock, world, music theater, dance and kids programming every summer from June-September.
In this episode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony experiences the thrills of Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, IL. New for the 2010 season at Six Flags is the Little Dipper Roller Coaster, the interactive game Magicquest and an all new glow in the dark parade. Six Flags Great America also offers Hurricane Harbor water park and 14 heart-pounding coasters. Be sure to stop at Six Flags Great America on your next trip to Lake County to experience their more flags, more fun!

In this episode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony visits the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest and learns about wildlife and animals. The Wildlife Discovery Center has the largest Reptile exhibit in Northern Illinois.
In this episode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony experiences the sights, sounds and tastes of Historic Long Grove Village. Where today's lifestyles meets yesterdays charm.
In this episode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony is at RinkSide Family Entertainment Center in Gurnee Mills Mall in Gurnee, IL. Fun for the whole family in this state of the art entertainment center featuring a regulation-size ice skating rink offering hockey games, public skating and lessons, 180 video and interactive games, laser tag arena, 18 holes of glow in the dark miniature golf, and snack bar.
In this webisode of Lake County Cool Places, Anthony learns how to make chocolate at the Long Grove Confectionery in Buffalo Grove. Visitors can take a tour and learn the chocolate making process. During the tour visitors may see workers making the chocolate. When the tour is completed you will end up in the store to purchase some of the best chocolate. Besides the Buffalo Grove location they also have a store in Long Grove. Be sure to stop by the Long Grove Confectionery Today!
Welcome to the 2nd webisode of Lake County Cool Places, in this episode Anthony is at KeyLime Cove Waterpark Resort in Gurnee, IL. KeyLime Cove is the official resort of Six Flags Great America. At KeyLime Cove you feel as though you are in Key West. Resort guests can experience a world-class water park, the crazy toucan margarita grille, the D.W. Anderson's Ice Parlor, arcade and Island Temptation sweets.
Welcome to the 1st webisode of Lake County Cool Places, where Anthony will be experiencing all the Cool Places Lake County has to offer. This episode we are at Lynfred Winery in Wheeling, IL. Lynfred Winery offers award winning wines in a casual environment. Enjoy a wine tasting, participate in their wine of the month program or check out one of their many other events.
   
A Lake County holiday tradition...visit the Northern Illinois' largest drive-through Holiday Light Festival held at the Cuneo estate and view thousands of twinkling lights, animated displays and holiday decorations.
The City of Zion's Festival of Lights and Kringles Kingdom are open daily at 7:00pm, with visits with Santa at his house inside Kringle's Kingdom. The Shiloh Park Drive-thru opens at sundown, view the Twas the Night Before Christmas Storybook Display at the Shiloh Center. Ride the Holly Trolley, and visit the Shiloh House decked out in Victorian Holiday splendor.
City of Highwood - Prelude to Pumpkin Festival 2009. This was the last day of Highwood's Farmers Market for the year and they also lit over 1,000 pumpkins in anticipation of going after the world record of most pumpkins lit next year. This was happening in Downtown Highwood right outside the city hall building.
Six Flags Great America Fright Fest 2009
 

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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