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Gurnee [4] is a village in Illinois. It's best known as the home of the Six Flags Great America amusement park.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Interstate 94, a north-south artery linking Chicago and Milwaukee, runs right through Gurnee.

By train[edit]

Two Metra [5] lines serve Gurnee, albeit indirectly. The Union Pacific North Line [6] between Kenosha and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago serves Waukegan, and the North Central Service [7] between Antioch and Chicago Union Station serves Grayslake. Washington Street links the two stations, with Gurnee in between.

By bus[edit]

Several Pace bus lines serve the Gurnee area, including the 565 which runs from the right near the Metra station in Waukegan all the way to the Gurnee Mills area.

By plane[edit]

Chicago O'Hare International Airport [8] is the closest airport to Gurnee. Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport [9] is the next closest.

Get around[edit]

Grand Avenue, which is part of Illinois State Route 132, is the main strip of the town. Six Flags Great America and the Gurnee Mills Mall are both located on Grand.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Pyramid House, 37921 N. Dilleys Rd, Wadsworth, [1]. Actually a private home, this house is a great drive-by sight or you can tour it on a limited schedule.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Six Flags Great America, 542 N Route 21 (at Grand Ave./Route 132), 847-249-1776, [2]. Chicagoland's premier amusement park, noted for its many roller coasters and other thrill rides, as well as for the nation's largest carousel.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • The Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall [10], 6170 Grand Ave., (847) 855-1180. Over 200 stores, 14 movie theatres and 20 places to eat.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Gurnee has a wide variety of mostly chain restaurants situated near the Gurnee Mills Mall.

  • Salutos, [3]. Upscale Italian restaurant serving a wide variety of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and unique entrees. Unlimited salad & bread-sticks can be had. One of the few non-chain restaurants in Gurnee.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Comfort Inn Gurnee Hotel, 6080 Gurnee Mills Circle E., (847) 855-8866.
  • Comfort Suites Gurnee Hotel, 5430 Grand Avenue, (847) 782-0890. Located across the street from the Six Flags Great America Amusement Park providing hours of family entertainment. Near Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall.
  • Hampton Inn Chicago/Gurnee, 5550 Grand Ave., Gurnee, Illinois, 60031, 1-847-662-1100. Offers discounted Six Flags tickets and affordable accommodations near Gurnee Mills Mall, Vista Water Park, and Six Flags.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Gurnee
MilwaukeeKenosha  W noframe E  WaukeganChicago
MilwaukeeKenosha  N noframe S  WaukeganChicago

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