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Military Reunion Planning Kit
Planning your Lake County military reunion has never been easier...

People connect in the wide-open spaces and fun-filled places, of Lake County, Illinois. Featuring world-class attractions like Six Flags Great America, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Gurnee Mills, Lake County also boasts more than 75 inland lakes, 25,000 acres of forest preserves, 37 public golf courses and two state parks.

In addition, Lake County offers:

  • Convenient location close to Chicago and O'Hare International Airport
  • Hundreds of restaurants
  • More than 60 hotels and three resorts
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary services, such as customized itineraries

As the home of Great Lakes Naval Training Station, we've been welcoming sailors, soldiers and airmen to Lake County, Illinois for nearly a century. With acres of scenic gardens and lush forest preserves, premier shopping, fine dining, and fascinating museums, Lake County is the natural choice for your next military reunion.

Located just 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake County is easily accessible from area airports. Relive the boot camp experience at Great Lakes Naval Museum or take your group to graduation day at the Naval Training Station. Break bread with the guys at Port O'Call, located on the base overlooking Lake Michigan. Visit the Volo Auto Museum's Combat Zone military exhibit and the Russell Military Museum. Both feature authentic weapons, uniforms and vehicles. Explore downtown Chicago's world-renowned attractions, including the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium. Get a lakeside perspective on Chicago's famed skyline on an architectural cruise departing from Navy Pier. Climb aboard the Museum of Science and Industry's newly restored U-505 submarine, the only German sub in the United States and a National Historic Landmark.

While off-duty, experience 26 gardens in one and explore three greenhouses filled with colorful and exotic plants from around the globe at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Shop for provisions at Long Grove Historic Village or reconnoiter at the opulent Venetian-style Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. Enjoy dinner and see a world or U.S. premiere musical production at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre or catch a show at the newly renovated and truly magnificent Genesee Theatre, the area's newest venue for live entertainment.

Plan the perfect gathering for your veterans' group in Lake County, where we offer you:

  • Customized itineraries
  • Help with selecting accommodations that meet your budget
  • Complimentary collector lapel pins
  • Assistance with ground transportation
  • Companion tour options
  • Complimentary welcome bags and group giveaways

Click here for more information on planning a Military Reunion.

For family reunion personal planning assistance, contact us at 800-Lake-Now or email us.

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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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