Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau - Stallions, Sphinxes and a Shanty

Stallions, the Shanty and Chardonnay

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Lake County, Illinois is blessed to have so many interesting attractions and this themed tour features the Tempel Lipizzans, and The Shanty.

Tempel Lipizzans

Tempel Lipizzans is home to the largest privately-owned herd of Lipizzan stallions in the world. Saved during World War II by General George Patton, these stallions are internationally-renowned, having performed their horse ballet in several presidential inaugurations, celebrations for kings and queens, and countless visitors to Lake County. Their season runs late June through early September and offers Behind the Scenes tours called "How a Lipizzan Learns to Dance."

The Shanty in Wadsworth

The Shanty gained popularity when owner, Dimitri Kallianis was featured on the Food Network's TV show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." The restaurant is a favorite for locals and travelers and Shanty Towne was recently build to accommodate the group event .

Lynfred Winery in Wheeling

A quick shopping stop at Gurnee Mills is a must before heading south to Lynfred Winery's Wheeling location. A wine tasting of their delicious reds, whites and sparkling wines offers a social time before the next stop or heading home.Or enjoy the bellissima patio at Pazzo di Vino in Highwood for a wine tasting. You’ll feel like you’re in another world and it’s not the wine either!

Insider’s tip – Watch the Disney movie, “Miracle of the White Stallions” on the motorcoach. You’ll have a new appreciation for The Tempel Lipizzans.

Holiday Inn Gurnee

Should you wish to stay overnight and partake of more of our northern venues, we have several nearby limited service hotels such as Hampton Inn & Suites to full-service Holiday Inn Conference Center.

However you choose to piece together your tour, your knowledgeable Lake County coordinator Jayne Nordstrom will be on hand to assist you.

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