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Just one way you can make memories with family in Lake County...

Enjoy unforgettable family fun at Six Flags Great America featuring 14 incredible coasters, spectacular live shows and Hurricane Harbor with 25 water slides, 500,000-gallon wave pool, and Skull Island- the world’s largest interactive water playground.

Spend the day at Gurnee Mills with over 200 stores including outlet, discount and specialty retailers like Bass Pro Shops. Enjoy Tilt Studio or The People’s Choice Family Fun Center with video games and miniature golf or Kristof’s Entertainment Center featuring bowling, billiards, go karts and more.

Choose from over 60 hotels in Lake County. You are sure to find the perfect fit for your family.

Take a trip to Jelly Belly Center for a free guided tour aboard the Jelly Belly Tram to discover the secrets of making Jelly Belly jelly beans. Enjoy free samples following the tour. Or, visit the Long Grove Confectionery Company to watch how handmade, gourmet chocolates are produced and packaged. More delicious free samples follow this tour.

Plan a special family picnic at Independence Grove – a scenic forest preserve featuring a 115-acre lake with boating, fishing and swimming and numerous picnic pavilions. Visit Lambs Farm – a fun, affordable family destination with a delightful Farmyard, train ride, miniature golf, several stores and a cozy restaurant.

Splash away on the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan or plan a day outdoors at Illinois Beach State Park or Chain O’Lakes State Park for swimming, fishing and biking. Wander through the enchanting Chicago Botanic Garden or take a narrated tram tour of the many unique gardens with sparkling lakes, native habitats and unforgettably spectacular views.

Stroll the cobblestone paths of Long Grove Historic Village with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, gourmet specialty shops and fine dining – all in a picturesque setting.

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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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