Have fun discovering the rich history of this area at the renowned Lake County Discovery Museum, which features an array of hands-on interactive exhibits including the nation’s largest permanent collection of postcards. Accompanying the changing and permanent displays at the museum are a variety of public programs, notably summer day camps, July’s Civil War Days—showcasing the largest Civil War reenactment in the state—and the Farm Heritage Fall Festival in September.
Further museums to visit include the Great Lakes Naval Museum and the Volo Auto Museum, which displays a multimillion dollar automobile collection complete with displays designed for children and the new military history adventure exhibition.
Those looking for a thrill will revel in the amusements of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. The 300-plus-acre theme park draws in millions of visitors each year who enjoy rides for all ages. KeyLime Cove is a giant indoor water park. Just three miles down the street from Six Flags is the modern Rink Side Family Entertainment Center, which houses an ice rink, 180 games, glow in the dark miniature golf and a laser tag arena.
Visitors spending more than a day in Lake County have a choice of more than 50 lodging sites, ranging from economical hotels and motels to luxurious resorts and charming bed and breakfasts. Adding to the offerings are many fantastic venues suitable for events of all kinds. Conferences, corporate meetings, wedding receptions, reunions and more are just some of the notable events these facilities cater to.
Lake County Discovery Museum
Great Lakes Naval Museum
Volo Auto Museum
Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
Rink Side Family Entertainment Center
Lake County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Lake County Online
Chicago Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Illinois Bureau of Tourism