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The itineraries below will give you an idea of the variety of choices awaiting your group in Lake County, Illinois!

3-Day Sample Itinerary


Tempel Farms - your group can have the intimate experience of watching the Lipizzan horses in training.

Take in the exclusive shops at the Ice House Mall. Tucked inside is Chessie's/111 Grille which gives you a glimpse into Barrington's past. See the former Barrington train depot and dine in a train car.

Place de la Musique or the Sanfilippo Estate is a truly unique experience. This 44,000 square foot home contains the world's largest pipe organ (your group gets a mini-concert), musical machines, Tiffany lamps and you'll end up at the carousel building for more amazing machines. Your group will see how the Sanfilippo family made their fortune at the Fisher Nut Store and you can take some edible souvenirs home!

Dinner is at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort and just a short walk inside is your evening's entertainment, a well-known or new musical at the Marriott Theatre. Check into your hotel, the new and contemporary SpringHill Suites Waukegan/Gurnee.


At Elawa Farm / Wildlife Discovery Center your group can go learn about its peculiar residents, visit the gardens or both.

The Popcorn Factory - the original popcorn in a tin company. Visit the store, enjoy samples and have time to shop for delicious treats to bring home.

Take a glimpse back into time with a tour of our 1920s movie palace, the Genesee Theatre. Waukegan is the home of Jack Benny who had many movie premieres at the theatre.

Discover Egyptian finds and life inside our unusual Gold Pyramid House.

A home-cooked buffet dinner is waiting at The Country Inn Restaurant at Lambs Farm. Learn about their 50-year mission and shop in their specialty stores.

Try your hand at White Shark Golf at Rink Side Sports Family Entertainment Center. Your group will want to take advantage of all the savings and great stores at Gurnee Mills. Your outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Optional entertainment includes Ravinia, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts and many area community theatres.


Explore 100 years of history at the new Great Lakes Museum. Then learn about the man, the mission and his home life during a tour at Adlai Stevenson Home. You will then see how Fort Sheridan began and how its legacy lives on with a windshield tour of the beautiful grounds and homes. A walk of the grounds is available along with a great group photo opportunity in the red hawk nest sculpture.

A healthy lunch buffet awaits you at Sweet Tomatoes. Salads, soups, breads, dessert and more. Or have lunch catered to your next stop and have wine with your meal. Taste wines from Illinois' oldest winery at Lynfred Winery's newest store.

On your way home, your group will ponder that all these amazing sites are tucked away in Lake County and they didn't have to visit a big city to be impressed!

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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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