Area Attractions

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
6112 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 45 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 60 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 60 miles
Phone: 847-856-1229
Fax: 847-855-1052
http://www.basspro.com

Bass Pro Shops has established itself as the prime destination for all your outdoor needs. Gorgeous waterfalls, giant aquariums, incredible wildlife mounts and more make Bass Pro Shops a must-see attraction for families around the world. For the best selection in hunting, fishing, camping, boating, archery, golf gear and family clothing be sure to visit Bass Pro sporting goods store. Check out the boat and ATV showrooms or come in for a variety of outdoor skill workshops, including fly fishing and hunting. Enjoy kids and family events held throughout the year.

Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 41 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 62 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 34 miles
Distance from Great Lakes Naval Base: 18 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 9 miles
Phone: 847-395-7773
Fax: 847-395-0547
Group Sales: 847-395-7773
lmcfeters@aol.com
http://www.renfaire.com/bristol

For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. A beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages features Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters. Meet Robin Hood or Queen Elizabeth, in person! All entertainment is included in the price of admission. Nearly 200 artisans display their wares including potters, glass blowers, jewelers and forgers. Offerings range from sterling silver jewelry, hand-thrown pottery and fine crafted leather works to hickory walking sticks, rich tapestries to hammered pewter.

Chain O’Lakes State Park
8916 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 46 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 64 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 47 miles
Phone: 847-587-5512
Fax: 847-675-2495
http://www.dnr.state.il.us

Located in the heart of Illinois' largest concentration of natural lakes, Chain O'Lakes State Park is a water oriented recreation area with outstanding opportunities for boaters, anglers and skiers. The park borders three natural lakes - Grass, Marie and Nippersink - and the Fox River. The park also contains a 44-acre lake within its boundaries. Comprising of over 6,000 acres; the recreational opportunities include two campgrounds with over 230 sites with a youth group area to accommodate 150 youngsters, seven picnic areas and trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding with horse rental and horse-drawn wagon rides are available May-Oct. Hunting, ice fishing and ice skating are offered in the fall and winter months.

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 21 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 32 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 65 miles
Phone: 847-835-5440
Fax: 847-835-0832
Group Sales: 847-835-6949
http://www.chicagobotanic.org

The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. The 385-acre Garden features 23 display gardens and three native habitats, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. Climb up a waterfall garden, chug over to the Model Railroad Garden and enjoy exciting events and summer evenings with outdoor dining and live music. Flower shows, children and adult classes, gardening tips, seasonal farmers market and special events are offered throughout the year. State-of-the-art meeting rooms accommodating 4 to 400, 225-seat auditorium, on-site catering and outdoor garden spaces for evening events are also available.

CityPark
250 Parkway Drive, Suite 120, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: 847-229-9200
Fax: 847-325-9325
cindy@ecdco.com
http://www.gocitypark.com

CityPark Lincolnshire represents a dramatic departure from the traditional suburban shopping center. This 70,000 square foot mixed-use development offers specialty shopping, dining and entertainment within an exciting, urban atmosphere on Chicago's sophisticated North Shore. Top-rated restaurants and retail concepts include: WildFire, Big Bowl, Champps Americana, Starbucks Coffee, Maggie Moo Ice Cream, Illusions by Jill, Red Robin, Putting Edge indoor glow in the dark mini golf, Sun Seekers, Dolce Vita Salon and Day Spa, Jamba Juice, Pot Belly Sandwich Works and Regal Cinema.

Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
1350 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 24 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 45 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 55 miles
Phone: 847-362-3042
Fax: 847-362-4130
http://www.cuneomansion.org

The Cuneo Mansion & Gardens is an historic mansion dating from 1914 nestled on 75 acres of vistas and formal gardens. The Italianate architecture is the work of architect Benjamin Marshall, who was commissioned by Samuel Insull to crate a summer villa. Owned by the Cuneo family from 1937-1990 the museum is now operated for public tours. Tour groups are welcome. Don't miss the Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights every Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street, 4th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 34 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 50 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 47 miles
Phone: 847-782-2366
Fax: 847-782-2355
Group Sales: 847-406-3155
info@geneseetheatre.com
http://www.geneseetheatre.com

Experience the grandeur of world class artists and Broadway theatricals in the beautifully restored Genesee Theatre. After undergoing a $23 million renovation, The Genesee Theatre is now home to world class performances including Broadway shows, musical acts, comedians and more. In addition to the shows this venue is a historic hot-spot for weddings, corporate functions, holiday parties, and a variety of special events. There are also a number of completely renovated auxiliary rooms connected to the main auditorium that are perfect for receptions, birthdays, high school reunions, corporate dinners, cocktail parties, or any other festive gathering, meeting or presentation. Visit the website for a list of upcoming shows.

Gold Pyramid House
37921 Dilleys Road, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9630

Phone: 847-662-7777
Fax: 847-625-1777
http://www.goldpyramid.com

At one time, this was the world's largest gold structure. Now available for group tours (15+) and private event rentals.

Grayslake Heritage Center
164 Hawley Street, Grayslake, IL 60030

Phone: 847-543-1745
Fax: 847-543-1747
doberg@villageofgrayslake.com

A state of the art history museum dedicated to collecting and sharing the history of the greater Grayslake area. The Grayslake Heritage Center offers programs, exhibitions and special events all year round and includes two galleries, a community room and classroom.

Great Lakes Naval Museum
620 Farragut Avenue, Building 42, Great Lakes, IL 60088

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 45 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 60 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 45 miles
Phone: 847-688-3154
Fax: 847-688-3277
glnm@navy.mil

As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the Great Lakes Naval Museum's mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy's only "boot camp" at the Naval Training Station/Center at Great Lakes, Illinois. Exhibits feature an overview of the boot camp experience and the history of Naval Station Great Lakes. The museum is located at the Great Lakes Naval Station by the Main Gates. Admission and parking are free. Public transportation to the Great Lakes Naval Museum is available via Metra's Union Pacific North Line. The train stop is Great Lakes, and the museum is located north of the station at the Naval Station Great Lakes Gate 1.

Gurnee Mills
6170 West Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 30 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 50 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 42 miles
Phone: 847-263-7500
Toll Free: 1-800-YES-SHOP
Fax: 847-263-2423
Group Sales: 847-263-7500
http://www.gurneemills.com

With nearly 200 retailers offering up to 70% off, 23 millions shoppers every year call Gurnee Mills the "Best in the Midwest!" With a variety of stores like Bass Pro Shop, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Outlet, Sears Grand, Sports Authority, Hollister, Nike Factory Store, Gap and Neiman Marcus Last Call Store there is something for everyone. For the hungry ones, try the Rainforest Café, Ruby Tuesdays or something from one of the two food courts. For the non-shoppers Rink Side Family Entertainment Center offers ice skating, mini-golf, arcade games and laser tag or enjoy a movie at the Gurnee Marcus Theatre.

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53201

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 80 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 100 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 10 miles
Distance from Great Lakes Naval Base: 55 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 50 miles
Phone: 877-436-8738
Group Sales: 414-287-2799
http://www.h-dmuseum.com

The Harley-Davidson Museum is set among 20 acres in downtown Milwaukee and features exhibits of people, products, culture, and history that have made Harley-Davidson what it is today. The Museum is home to a restaurant, cafe, store, meeting, and event spaces, which can be customized to accommodate from 20 to 15,000 people, delivering an out-of-the-ordinary experience. Take it all in, or just hang out and celebrate the spirit and pride of Harley-Davidson.

Historic Volo Country Village
27640 W. Volo Village Road, Volo, IL 60073

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 60 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 60 miles
Phone: 815-344-6062
Fax: 815-344-2474
volomalls@sbcglobal.net
http://www.voloantiques.com

Come visit our 30-acre antique theme park. Anchored by the nationally recognized Volo Auto Museum. The site also boasts great shopping in five separate malls; 3 malls selling antiques, 1 mall selling unique collectibles, gifts, vintage, new repro, home decor and lots more. Plus, all new furniture mall with everything for every room of the house. Over 400 dealer shops in one location offering a breathtaking variety from which to choose.

Illinois Beach State Park
Park Office-Lakefront, Zion, IL 60099

Phone: 847-662-4811
Fax: 847-662-6433
http://www.dnr.state.il.us

Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan from Waukegan to the Wisconsin state line. The park offers a campground, full service resort, camp store, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails and a visitors center open intermittently throughout the year. There is swimming along the six miles of beaches.

Independence Grove Forest Preserve
16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL 60048

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 25 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 45 miles
Phone: 847-968-3499
Fax: 847-918-9017

This scenic 1,114-acre Preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered around a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating, a Marina with boat rentals, a native garden and nearly seven miles of trails. The 19,000-square-foot Visitors Center features exhibits and a café. It can be rented for weddings and other private functions.

James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL 60030

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 35 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 56 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 47 miles
Phone: 847-543-2300
Fax: 847-543-2629
Group Sales: 847-543-2300
clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu

The Center is home to a wide variety of entertainment acts from musical performances to live theatre shows to specialty performances. The facilities include the 600-seat Mainstage Theatre, the 250-seat Studio Theatre, the 400-seat C005 Auditorium and three conference rooms. The theatre presents the finest entertainment in the industry, including a season of incredible variety featuring internationally acclaimed performers.

Jelly Belly Center
10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 48 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 62 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 35 miles
Phone: 262-947-3800
Toll Free: 866-868-7522
Group Sales: 262-947-3800
http://www.jellybelly.com

Take a ride on the Jelly Belly train with free guided tours at Jelly Belly Center. Discover the secrets of making Jelly Belly® jelly beans. We offer superb shopping in the fabulous candy store, super snacks in the snack bar and a whole lot of fun for the family. Retail store open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed major holidays. Located at corner of Lakeview Pkwy. and Green Bay Rd. off I-94 in Pleasant Prairie. (Tours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Lake County Discovery Museum
27277 Forest Preserve Drive, Wauconda, IL 60084

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 30 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 49 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 57 miles
Phone: 847-968-3400
Fax: 847-526-0024
Group Sales: 847-968-3400
lcmuseum@lcfpd.org

This nationally accredited, award-winning museum provides the fun, well-rounded experience you expect from a big-city museum. Hands-on interactive exhibits educate and entertain. View the world's largest collection of picture postcards, take a stroll through the Mall of History, explore the Children's Learning Gallery or take a ride in the Vortex Roller Coaster Theater.

Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL 60030

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 35 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 55 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 40 miles
Phone: 847-680-7200
Fax: 847-680-7260
http://www.lcfair.com

The annual Lake County Fair runs for six days beginning the last Tuesday in July. Our Expo Building is available for rent for meetings, shows, weddings, and events year-round. Monthly events including Antique Shows, Swap Meet, Crafts Shows, Dog and Horse Shows, and much more. Visit our website for event schedule.

Lambs Farm
14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL 60048

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 24 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 50 miles
Phone: 847-362-4636
Fax: 847-362-0742
Group Sales: 847-990-3797
http://www.lambsfarm.org

Lambs Farm includes a Farmyard which is fun for the whole family and features a petting area with sheep and goats and a variety of attractions like mini-golf, a mini-train ride, cow bounce house and an Old World carousel. There is also a Pet Shop, the Country Inn Restaurant, a Thrift Shop and Country Store & Bakery. All the businesses at Lambs Farm benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Libertyville Sports Complex
1950 N. Highway 45 (Corner of Peterson Road and US Hwy 45), Libertyville, IL 60048

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 26 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 43 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 48 miles
Phone: 847-367-1502
Fax: 847-680-8502
http://www.libertyville.com

Libertyville's Sports Complex offers something for everyone in the family. A 360° Climbing Mountain for rock climbing, a 40 tee automated heated driving range for year round practice and a fitness center offering group exercise classes, life fitness with cardio and hammer strength equipment, personnel trainers, a free weight room, ¼ mile running/walking track and a kids club. It also offers an open gym for indoor soccer, basketball, youth sports and training sessions. There is also 3,503 sq. ft. of meeting rooms suited for events from small family gatherings to corporate events and trade shows. The Libertyville Sports Complex is the perfect place to take your family for a day.

Long Grove Confectionery Company
333 Lexington Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 18 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 65 miles
Phone: 847-459-3100
Toll Free: 800-373-3102
Fax: 847-459-4871
jodi_hutch@longgrove.com
http://www.longgrove.com

Experience how our handmade, gourmet chocolates are produced and packaged. Reservations are required for live production tours for groups of 10 or more Tuesday-Thursday from 10am-12pm. FREE tours on Saturday from 10am-3pm. No reservations needed. Tours leave on the hour. Live production not guaranteed on Saturday. Shopping in our Outlet Store completes the tour. Outlet store is open daily Monday through Saturday 9:30am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm except for holidays.

Long Grove Historic Village
307 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 18 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 65 miles
Phone: 847-634-0888
Fax: 847-634-3673
http://www.longgroveonline.com

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Nestled in historic homes and buildings that date back to the community's roots in the 1800's, Long Grove's over 80 shops specialize in unique gifts, boutiques, antiques, clothing, exceptional art and home décor, and distinctive menus. Visitors can stroll the cobblestone walks that wind through the historic downtown and enjoy seasonal lush gardens and scenic views. And they can make it a quick trip or a day's outing, shopping and indulging their tastes with a variety of food and bakery products, cafés, and fine eating establishments. Fun and festivals throughout the year including the famous Chocolate Fest, Apple Fest and a month of Holiday Festivities to name a few.

Lynfred Winery
971 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 16 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 60 miles
Distance from Great Lakes Naval Base: 17 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 20 miles
Phone: 847-229-9463
Fax: 847-229-9465
matt@lynfredwinery.com
http://www.lynfredwinery.com

Welcome to Lynfred Winery Wheeling, a satellite location for Illinois' oldest and largest, continually-operating winery. Since 1979, Lynfred Winery has been offering guests with great wine, food and lodging. We offer wine tastings, flights, and bottles every day of the week. We have received numerous awards for our wine, and we have countless events that go on throughout the year at the winery. We also have a variety of gift and gourmet food items.

Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 25 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 50 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 25 miles
Phone: 847-634-0200
Fax: 847-634-7022
Group Sales: 847-634-7030
http://www.marriotttheatre.com

See the Best of Broadway at the Marriott Theatre featuring 5 great musicals every year. The intimate arena theatre is designed so everyone has the best seat in the house. The theatre earns lavish praise from critics, receiving a record 370 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations - Chicago's highest theatrical honor for artistic achievement. Marriott's Theatre for Young Audiences presents numerous original works as well as classic fairy tales. Through these works children experience the joy and magic that is "live" theatre, thereby developing yet another broad spectrum of audience member. Gift certificates, group rates and hotel/theatre packages are also available. Visit www.marriotttheatre.com for a complete list of performances.

Pine Meadow Golf Club
1 Pine Meadow Lane, Mundelein, IL 60060

Phone: 847-566-4653

http://www.pinemeadowgc.com/home

Known as a fair test of golf skills for any golfer, Pine Meadow also has such picturesque beauty with its fairways lined with towering blue spruce, pines as well as wild life, that it is easy for a player to forget they’re here to play golf.  Rated the No. 1 best “new public golf course in America” by Golf Digest in 1986, it continues to be ranked among the top 10 public access courses in Illinois.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: 800-PAYSBIG
Group Sales: 414-847-7982
http://www.paysbig.com

Potawatomi Bingo Casino is the top entertainment destination in Milwaukee and has been named the Best Casino in the region. It features 3,100 slot machines, more than 100 table games, an expanded Poker room, an expansive Bingo hall and a new Off Track Betting room. Bountiful dining options serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, bar and lounge, catering and banquet space and a state-of-the-art 500 seat theater with live entertainment all add to the excitement.

Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 20 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 34 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 60 miles
Distance from Great Lakes Naval Base: 15 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 20 miles
Phone: 847-266-5100
Fax: 847-433-7983
Group Sales: 847-266-5087
tickets@ravinia.org
http://www.ravinia.org

Ravinia Festival is the oldest music festival in North America and is lauded for presenting world-class music in an inviting, natural environment. The festival attracts over 600,000 listeners to some 120 to 150 events that span all genres including classical, chamber music, jazz, rock, world, music theater, dance and kids programming every summer from June-September. Events are hosted in an open-air pavilion that seats 3,200 plus lawn; the 450-seat Bennett " Gordon Hall; and the 850-seat Arts-and-Crafts-style Martin Theatre, the only building that survives from the park_s original 1904 construction. Ravinia also enables gifted young performers to study under great teachers and perform in concert settings through the world-renowned Steans Institute for Young Artists. The not-for-profit festival also connects music to thousands of families around Chicago through multi-tiered REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs that range from running a community music conservatory in Lawndale to teaming working musicians with teachers to create music integration in the public schools. For more information, please visit www.ravinia.org.

Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, LLC
9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 45 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 65 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 45 miles
Distance from Great Lakes Naval Base: 30 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 30 miles
Phone: 815-675-9729
Fax: 815-675-2062
info@richardsonfarm.com
http://www.RichardsonFarm.com

The featured attraction is the World's Largest Corn Maze, with 33 acres and 11 miles of trails. Explore the entire maze or just a short trail. Other attractions include: 50' tube slide, 50' tall observation tower, bridges, pedal carts, pumpkin patches, corn crib, goats, chickens and play area. Concessions and free wagon rides on weekends. Explore the maze at night by flashlight or moonlight. Wooded picnic area with free campfires. For big kids and grown-ups: zip line, Zorbing and brew pub. Reservations suggested for groups and for private picnic tables and campfires.

Rink Side Family Entertainment Center
6170 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 45 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 60 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Great Lakes Naval Base: 10 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 3 miles
Phone: 847-856-1064
Fax: 847-856-1069
Group Sales: 847-856-1064, Ext. 229
jlundgren@tilt.com
http://www.rink-side.com

Fun for the whole family in this state of the art entertainment center featuring a regulation-size ice skating rink offering hockey games, public skating and lessons, 180 video and interactive games, virtual reality laser tag arena, 18 holes of glow in the dark miniature golf, and snack bar featuring awesome home made pizza. Group events and birthday party packages with several packages to choose from with many different activities, or we can cater to fit your needs. Visit the website for special events and hours as they can vary during the season.

Russell Military Museum
43363 Old Highway 41, Russell, IL 60075

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 60 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 35 miles
Phone: 847-395-7020
Fax: 847-395-7025
museum@db3mail.com

"Where History Comes Alive." The Russell Military Museum has over 100 military vehicles on display from WWI to present day. The museum offers a 10,000 sq ft indoor display area and 8 acres of outdoor display. The museum is open year around with a discounted admission during the winter months because of the limited access to the outdoor displays. Birthday party and group packages available. Guided tours can also be arranged for groups. The museum is primarily outdoors so please check the weather or call ahead before planning your trip.

Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
542 N. Route 21, Gurnee, IL 60031

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 28 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 50 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 40 miles
Phone: 847-249-4636
Fax: 847-249-1798

Six Flags Great America is fun for the whole family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a free 15-acre water park, spectacular shows and parades, family rides and big pint-sized fun for the kids with four children's areas including Wiggles World and over 35 rides for the little ones. Six Flags Great America's new ride Buccaneer Battle engages guests in a fun-soaked battle as 14 ships, each with room for eight crew members, follow a 450-foot channel through waves of interactive fun for the entire family. As the ships navigate the waters, the battle begins with passengers armed with a powerful soaker gun taking aim at each other and targets along the way. Some targets respond while others display a variety of special effects, creating surprises at every turn. Buccaneer Battle also engages landlubber park guests along the ride's banks as the freebooters on the ship supply random fire and observers shoot back in ship-to-shore fun. The best water park in the nation, Hurricane Harbor, provides wild and wet fun for the whole family, with 26 water slides, a massive wave pool, and Skull Island - an interactive water playground. Best of all it's FREE with admission to Six Flags Great America. Six Flags Great America two great parks, one great price! Six Flags Great America is in the heart of the Midwest in Gurnee, Illinois located 45 minutes North of Chicago and 45 minutes South of Milwaukee.

The Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek, IL 60083

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 50 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 65 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 6 miles
Phone: 847-623-7272
Fax: 847-244-5069
Group Sales: 847-244-5330
tempelfarm@aol.com
http://www.tempelfarms.com

Witness artistry and history come to life as the Tempel Lipizzan stallions enchant audiences with their power, intelligence and grace. From the play of newborn foals to the leaps of athletic stallions, the Tempel Lipizzans are an experience for the entire family. Performances begin in June and continue through Labor Day every Wednesday and Sunday. Enjoy a look behind the scenes in our off-season tours, October through May. Tours given Tuesday and Thursday mornings for groups of 10 or more with reservations. Call our performance line at (847) 623-7272 for more information. For private events and group sales call (847)244-5330.

ThunderHawk Golf Club
39700 N Lewis Ave, Beach Park, IL 60099

Phone: 847-968-4295
Fax: 847-872-1794
thunderhawk@LCFPD.org

ThunderHawk Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., course nestled on 228 beautiful acres of forest, marsh and prairie. It is the first public course in Illinois to achieve Audubon Signature certification. Golfweek named ThunderHawk among the 10 best municipal courses in the United States in 2009 and "Best in State" six years in a row. ZAGAT calls ThunderHawk one of "America's Top Golf Courses".

Known as a fair test of golf skills for any golfer, Pine Meadow also has such picturesque beauty with its fairways lined with towering blue spruce, pines as well as wild life, that it is easy for a player to forget they’re here to play golf. Rated the No. 1 best "new public golf course in America" by Golf Digest in 1986, it continues to be ranked among the top 10 public access courses in Illinois.

Renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills brings his award-winning design talent to Illinois for the first time with the classic layout of Stonewall Orchard Golf Club. Hailed as the world's No. 2 designer by Golf World Magazine in 1998, Hills allowed the natural rolling landscape to dictate this magnificent 18-hole Lake County design. From the more than 65,000 fully mature pine and oak trees to the acres and acres of rolling hills, tranquil wetlands and wildlife, Stonewall Orchard has those unique, natural qualities often associated with golf in the Carolinas.

Valentino Vineyards Inc.
5175 Aptakisic Road, Long Grove, IL

Phone: 847-634-2831

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You don't have to take a trip to California to see a beautiful vineyard. Taste award winning wines, tour the vineyard, group and private events with food and wine, weddings, corporate events and more.

Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside, IL 60041

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 58 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 57 miles
Phone: 217-782-9175
Fax: 815-344-1312
dnr.volobog@illinois.gov

Volo Bog State Natural Area is home to Volo Bog, Illinois' only remaining open - water quaking bog! A floating boardwalk takes visitors through all the stages of natural succession to the center of this state nature preserve and National Natural Landmark.

Westfield Hawthorn
122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 23 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 45 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 54 miles
Phone: 847-362-2600
Fax: 847-362-2689
http://www.westfield.com

Welcome to Westfield Hawthorn, the preferred shopping destination for the community and families in Lake County. Enjoy prestigious department stores like Macy's, JCPenney, Carson Pirie Scott and Sears, surrounded by over 140 fabulous shops including Banana Republic, C.O. Bigelow, Coach, Godiva, H&M, Mario Tricoci, Swarovski and much more. Experience a fresh new way to discover the latest center happenings, get exclusive access to events, and find the latest promotions by getting connected at www.westfield.com.

WhirlyBall Vernon Hills
285 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 23 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 47 miles
Distance from Great Lakes Naval Base: 10 miles
Distance from Six Flags: 11 miles
Phone: 847-918-0800
Toll Free: 800-894-4759
Fax: 847-918-8409
jenn.klein@whirlyball.com
http://www.whirlyball.com

WhirlyBall combines basketball, hockey, lacrosse and bumper cars all rolled into one exciting sport! Whether you're planning a holiday party, corporate outing or meeting, team building session, bar/bat mitzvah, bachelor/bachelorette or birthday party, WhirlyBall is the most complete venue in Lake County offering a variety of entertainment options including WhirlyBall, two-level lasertag, climbing wall, video games, pool tables, complete food & beverage menus, fully-loaded sports bar and flexible event facility that comfortably accommodates 400+ guests.

Wildlife Discovery Center
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Distance from O'Hare Airport: 20 miles
Distance from Midway Airport: 40 miles
Distance from Mitchell Airport: 20 miles
Phone: 847-810-3663
Fax: 847-283-8563
carmichr@cityoflakeforest.com

The Wildlife Discovery Center is a special place offering programs for people of all ages who have an interest in wildlife and their habitat. Children's classes, adult programs, and school field trips focus on wildlife conservation, field biology, and ecology. The Center also offers self-guided nature hikes, workshops, eco-based summer camps, wildlife ecology trips, group presentations, traveling animal exhibits, and exciting volunteer opportunities. You can visit eye-to-eye with over 150 animals including a bobcat, raptors, Kookaburras, and an assortment of venomous and non-venomous reptiles like crocodilians, snakes, turtles and tortoises. The Wildlife Discovery Center is home to one of the largest public exhibits of rattlesnakes in North America, including four species that are native to Illinois. Indoor exhibits hours are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. The outdoor exhibits and walking trails are open year round. Admission to the Wildlife Discovery Center is FREE thanks to a generous donor. Visitor donations are welcomed and appreciate and help support the care of the animals at our nature center. Please visit www.wildlifediscoverycenter.org for seasonal changes to indoor exhibit hours.