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ABOUT GURNEE, ILLINOIS

Midway between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois, Gurnee, Illinois is a bustling Chicago metropolitan community with more than 30,000 residents. Perhaps Gurnee is best known as being home to Six Flags Great America amusement park.

With the recent additions of Hurricane Harbor water park and KeyLime Cove indoor water park and resort, Gurnee, IL is fast-becoming a tourist destination, especially as a daytrip from Chicago or for those looking to take a mini-vacation.

Practically across the street from Six Flags, vacationers will be pleased to find Gurnee Mills Mall, the fourth largest shopping mall in Illinois. Brand-name retailers and big-name restaurants can be easily located near this Gurnee shopping mall and all along the major thoroughfare, Grand Avenue. The Marcus Gurnee Cinema movie theater and Rink Side Sports ice rink and arcade also provide entertainment for residents as well as visitors.

Residents enjoy Gurnee and its many services, as well. A thriving park district offers classes and sports and recreation galore for all ages. Of particular interest for those in the area is the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center which provides outdoor swimming, water slides, and recreation geared towards those living in the village. Nearby at the Warren Township Park, residents can also enjoy playgrounds; an outdoor skate park and trail for rollerblades, skateboards, and bikes; a frolf (disc golf) course; tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts; a sledding hill; baseball, softball and football fields, and thriving senior and youth centers.

For those that like to golf, Gurnee, Illinois has two golf courses – the 18-hole Bittersweet Golf Course, and the 9-hole HeatherRidge Golf Club, both open to the public.

Neatly divided between commercial and non-commercial zones, there are many things to do in Gurnee, Illinois for both village residents and visiting tourists! Situated off I-94 (the Tri-state tollway), Gurnee, IL is an easy 45 mile drive to Chicago, with many attractions in between.