Some of the oldest Illinois villages and towns are located in Lake County like Barrington, Waukegan, Libertyville and Highland Park. Many notable and pivotal individuals in American history resided in the area as well as some of the eldest structures in the state reside in the county. The longest standing bar and restaurant in the Land of Lincoln is in Long Grove called Village Tavern. The tavern that opened its doors in 1847 still entices suds aficionados and food fanatics to this day. Ravinia Festival in Highland Park is the United States longest running outdoor music festival with its inception in 1904. Historical landmarks include venues like the Mother Rudd House in Gurnee (an Underground Railroad post), Genesee Theatre in Waukegan (constructed in 1926), the Shiloh House in Zion (built in 1901) and many more.
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