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Lake County Family Fun Guide
Water parks, ice skating, tasty candy, basketball, mini golf and laser tag just to scratch the surface...

Zip down the thrilling waterslides at Hurricane Harbor. Experience Six Flags' interactive ride JUSTICE LEAGUE, take a maniacal trip on THE JOKER or take the GOLIATH challenge on the tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster in the world! Are your kids challenging you to a game of one-on-one? Head over to Libertyville Sports Complex for sports and exercise. Visit Volo Auto Museum to see cars from the cinemas like the Delorean from "Back to the Future," the original Batmobile and other famous vehicles. Bring the family for a weekend in Lake County that you won’t forget.

There's no time to be bored with so much to do! Explore the many kid-friendly activities waiting for your family in Lake County!
Top Picks
There is so much to do in Lake County we've selected some of the most popular picks for family fun.
Lake County offers a rich past and a respectable collection of family-friendly museums and historical locations.
Hidden Gems
From sitting in Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine to building a robot, there are many "hidden gems" just waiting to be found.
Kid's First Experiences
There's a first for everything. Let your children explore Lake County like you did before them.

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Lake County Family Events

01/24/19 - 01/24/19 Keying into Nature
01/24/19 - 01/24/19 Winter Tree Walk
01/25/19 - 01/25/19 Free Movie Fridays: Selma
01/25/19 - 01/25/19 Lincolnshire Skate Night
01/25/19 - 01/26/19 Mountainfilm on Tour: Film Series
01/26/19 - 01/26/19 Audubon Winter Bird Feeding Program
01/26/19 - 01/26/19 Mystery Dinner at Illinois Beach Hotel in Zion
01/26/19 - 01/26/19 Pond Hockey
01/26/19 - 01/26/19 Forest Bathing at Volo Bog State Natural Area
01/23/19 - 01/27/19 The Cool Cluster Dog Shows
01/27/19 - 01/27/19 Kid's Cooking Class - Fired Cheese Ravioli
01/27/19 - 01/27/19 9th Annual 'The Sleds Are Coming' Hockey
01/27/19 - 01/27/19 Beat the Winter Blues
01/28/19 - 01/28/19 Camp Adler
01/29/19 - 01/29/19 DIY Sign Painting Workshop
01/27/19 - 01/31/19 Extraordinary Artists: A Celebration of Artists with Autism
01/31/19 - 02/02/19 Sweet Indoor Sidewalk Sale
02/02/19 - 02/02/19 Family Bingo Night
02/02/19 - 02/02/19 Grayslake Park District Exhibit
02/02/19 - 02/02/19 Daddy Daughter Date Night
02/02/19 - 02/02/19 Long Grove Cocoa Crawl
02/08/19 - 02/09/19 Annual Carmel Catholic High School Street Scenes
02/09/19 - 02/09/19 Of Bogs & Books
02/09/19 - 02/09/19 Sweets for Sweetie
02/09/19 - 02/09/19 Codename: Operation Watchtower
02/09/19 - 02/09/19 The Tempel Lipizzans Behind-The-Scenes Tour
02/09/19 - 02/10/19 59th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival
02/09/19 - 02/10/19 Junie B. Jones, the Musical
02/10/19 - 02/10/19 Musical Brunch Through the 20s, 30s, 40s and Beyond
02/10/19 - 02/10/19 Bird Walk at Volo Bog
02/14/19 - 02/14/19 EagleMania at the Genesee Theatre
11/16/18 - 02/15/19 Family Fun Fridays
02/15/19 - 02/15/19 The King & Princess Royal Ball
02/15/19 - 02/15/19 February's Family Fun Friday
02/16/19 - 02/16/19 Winter Concert Series: Wayne Baker Brooks & Mississippi Head
02/09/19 - 02/17/19 Citadel's Theatre for Young Audiences presents Junie B. Jones The Musical
02/13/19 - 02/17/19 Valentine's Dinner for Two
02/15/19 - 02/18/19 President's Day Sale
02/19/19 - 02/19/19 Basic Embroidery
12/06/18 - 02/28/19 Abraham Lincoln Pop-Up Exhibit
01/16/19 - 03/16/19 Million Dollar Quartet
02/08/19 - 03/31/19 Seussical
01/20/19 - 10/20/19 Ultimate Nerf Tag
Ongoing The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing Cruise Night at Miller's Dog N Suds
Ongoing Art Exhibition: Head in the Trees
Ongoing Ravinia Farmers Market
Ongoing Rainforest Cafe Educational Adventure
Ongoing Carl and Lily Tolpo: Art Osmosis
Ongoing Family Movie Series
Ongoing Holiday Decorations at Cuneo Mansion Tours
Ongoing Holiday Special: Baroque to Baby Concert
Ongoing 20th Century Children's Toys
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Mondays & Tuesdays at O'Toole's
Ongoing Yarnstorm Club
Ongoing Baroque to Baby Concert
Ongoing The Healing Power of Plants
Ongoing Bunny Hill Basics
Ongoing Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy
Ongoing A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth
Ongoing Jump N Jam Fridays
Ongoing Acoustic Lunch Saturdays at the Lodge of Antioch
Ongoing Friday Magician at the Lodge of Antioch
Ongoing Tot Time Wednesdays
Ongoing Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood
Ongoing $2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing Fish Fry Friday
Ongoing Jump Fitness
Ongoing Chocolate Factory Tour
Ongoing Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District

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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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