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Military Reunion Itinerary
This sample itinerary gives you an idea of a Lake County military reunion..

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Stroll through the Russell Military Museum where you will astonished to see a rare collection of over 100 military vehicles and weaponry.

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Enjoy dinner at Dover Straits by cracking into the unlimited lobster legs or satisfying your taste buds with a wealthy variety of other seafood options. After that, we encourage you to watch a live Broadway performance at the intimate Lincolnshire Marriott Theatre. Or, catch a show at the magnificent Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, a spectacular venue for live entertainment.

Support today's service men and women by attending a graduation ceremony at Naval Station Great Lakes - the country's only Naval recruit Training Command. Enjoy a narrated tour of the base and lunch at Port O'Call overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. Witness the history of the boot camp experience at the National Museum of the American Sailor and embrace what shipmates from the colonial times to those serving today experience every day. Spend the afternoon at the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the country's most visited public gardens. Take a narrated tram tour through the unique gardens with sparkling lakes, native habitats and spectacular views.

Head to Downtown Chicago for a fascinating architectural boat tour followed by lunch at Navy Pier where over 15,000 Naval Pilots trained during WWII. Take an elevator ride to the top of the Sears Tower for a spectacular view of Chicago. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry's U-505 German Submarine - the only foreign vessel boarded and seized by the U.S. Navy since the War of 1812. Savor Chicago's majestic skyline during a lovely dinner cruise in the evening.

Visit Volo Auto Museum with its multi-million dollar automobile collection and Combat Zone military adventure, featuring authentic vehicles, weapons, uniforms and artifacts. 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.

Spend the afternoon touring the enchanting Wandering Tree Estate and its mesmerizing gardens while also learning everything there is to know about locomotives at its very own Train Museum. Experience the grand Cuneo Museum and Gardens, a 31-room Venetian-Style mansion and formal gardens.

Enjoy a tour of the one and only Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Learn about the people, products, culture and history of Harley-Davidson including the impact their motorcycles had on the front lines during WWII.

To make planning easier, About Tours offers professional tour guide assistance and will provide an unforgettable tour of Chicago or Lake County. Their package pricing includes transportation on a luxury coach, certified tour guides, site tours and meals.

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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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