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Hidden Gems in Lake County

Off the beaten path adventures are waiting for you to explore...

Next weekend, see your favorite Hollywood cars like the Cat In the Hat car, the Scooby Doo Mystery Mobile, or the Batmobile at the Volo Auto Museum and see Disney memorabilia from your favorite animated films! After the museum, find your own adventure when you go for a hike in the Volo Bog State Natural Area.

The People’s Family Fun Center in Waukegan is a 43,000 sq. ft. entertainment haven with over 150 arcade games, a food court and a 12 ft. movie screen. Enjoy glow in the dark mini golfing at their indoor 18-hole course. Learning can be fun with the Lake County Discovery Museum which is currently closed, but reopening in late 2017 at the new Libertyville location. Get crafty at Artist at Heart in Libertyville. Paint a one of a kind masterpiece for the perfect gift or keepsake from a great day spent with your family.

For the ultimate family weekend getaway, look no further than Lake County!

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60 to Escape
(Gurnee)
It's in the name! Your group will enter one of our fully themed Escape Rooms where you have 60 minut...

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Artist at Heart
(Libertyville)
Artist at Heart offers a whole host of fun activities for the entire family! Paint on canvas, mosaic...

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Chicago Botanic Garden
(Glencoe)
The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the co...

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Citadel Theatre Company
(Lake Forest)
The Citadel Theatre is committed to producing powerful works of insight and complexity that illumina...

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Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
(Prairie View/Lincolnshire)
Pumpkinfest September 22-October 31, 2018. Tractor drawn hayrides, corn maze, Buffalo Creek Mining C...

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Illinois Beach State Park
(Zion)
Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan from Waukegan to the Wisconsi...

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Improv Playhouse
(Libertyville)
Improv Playhouse is a professional theatre and entertainment organization the scope of which include...

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Independence Grove Forest Preserve
(Libertyville)
This scenic 1,135-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunitie...

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Jump America, LLC
(Gurnee)
We have over 16,000 square feet of trampolines including two dodgeball courts, a foam jumping pit, k...

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Lambs Farm
(Libertyville)
Lambs Farm includes a farmyard which is fun for the whole family and features a petting area with sh...

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National Museum of the American Sailor
(Great Lakes)
As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the National Museum of the American Sailor's mission i...

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Openlands Lakeshore Preserve
(Highland Park)
The Openlands Lakeshore Preserve presents a rare opportunity to visit one of the last remaining ravi...

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Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, LLC
(Spring Grove)
The featured attraction is the World's Largest Corn Maze, with 33 acres and 11 miles of trails. Expl...

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Volo Auto Museum
(Volo)
The Most Under Priced Attraction in the area! 36 acres of family fun. See 300 classic, antique and ...

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Volo Bog State Natural Area
(Ingleside)
If you're looking for a truly unique outdoor adventure, head for Volo Bog State Natural Area in nort...

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Wildlife Discovery Center
(Lake Forest)
The Wildlife Discovery Center is a special place offering programs for people of all ages who have a...

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