Families Can Find Fun Things to Do in Gurnee, IL
The Country Inn & Suites in Gurnee, IL lies near a wide range of exciting things to do, from the roller coasters and waterslides of Six Flags Great America to the stores and restaurants of the Gurnee Mills mall. Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate our proximity to the majestic Lake Michigan, and sports fans enjoy staying less than an hour from Chicago’s stadiums. Attending graduation at the Naval Station Great Lakes? We offer special rates and accommodation packages for graduates’ families. Contact the Country Inn & Suites for further information and details.
- Genesee Theatre (6.1 miles)
Built in 1927 and restored in 2004, this historical theater offers a stunning venue for film screenings, stand-up comedy acts and musical performances.
Phone: +1 (847) 263-6300
- Gurnee Mills (0.5 miles)
With a cinema, an escape room and more than 200 stores housed in just under two million square feet of space, the Gurnee Mills mall offers enough shopping and entertainment to keep you busy all day.
Phone: +1 (847) 263-7500
- Six Flags Great America (adjacent to the hotel)
Walk about 15 minutes from the hotel to this popular theme park to experience the thrills of the Demon, Goliath and BATMAN coasters. Six Flags also features the world’s tallest carousel and the refreshing Hurricane Harbor water park.
Phone: +1 (847) 249-1776
- The Tempel Lipizzans at Tempel Farms (6 miles)
Experience the pageantry and elegance of classic dressage featuring the Tempel Lipizzans, a regal breed of horse specially bred and trained at the picturesque Tempel Farms.
Phone: +1 (847) 244-5330
- Tilt Studio (2 miles)
Conveniently located at Gurnee Mills mall, this entertainment center invites you to take a break from shopping and enjoy laser tag, mini golf and arcade games.
Phone: +1 (847) 856-1064
Nearby Cities and Military Bases:
- Downtown Chicago (45 miles)
The Windy City is home to one of the country’s most vibrant sports scenes, as well as iconic buildings and renowned museums. Don’t leave without digging into a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.
- Downtown Milwaukee (40 miles)
Take a day trip to Milwaukee to get lost in a chrome paradise at the Harley-Davidson Museum and tour the impressive production facilities at the Milwaukee Brewing Company.
- Naval Station Great Lakes (6.5 miles)
As the home of the U.S. Navy’s only boot camp, the Naval Station Great Lakes regularly holds graduation ceremonies along the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from the hotel.
Phone: +1 (847) 688-3500
Sports and Recreation:
- Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center (3.3 miles)
If you’re looking for outdoor fun, this 721-acre complex offers golf courses, tennis courts, soccer fields, playgrounds and a swimming pool.
Phone: +1 (847) 782-3300
- Lake Michigan (8 miles)
Boat, fish or stroll along the shoreline at nearby Lake Michigan. You can also take a day trip to some of the lake’s famous beaches, located about 45 minutes away.
- Pleasant Prairie RecPlex (14 miles)
The country’s largest municipal recreation complex, the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex features an ice arena, swimming pools, a children’s water park and sports facilities.
Phone: +1 (262) 947-0437