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The City of Chicago’s Official Tourism Site - Visit Chicagoland
Welcome to Visit Chicagoland! Your access to hundreds of Chicagoland attractions,eventstravel packages and itineraries all within 60 minutes of Chicago, Illinois! The Chicagoland area offer visitors unique attractionsevents, and a one-of-a-kind travel experience!
Visit Lake County
Activities for Kids
Your resource for the West & SW suburbs of Chicago - Outdoor Amusement Parks
in Chicagoland


National Park Service
US Dept of the Interior


Forest Preserves - NE IL  - Lake County Forest Preserves - map of all the forest preserves in Lake County
Grant Woods Forest Preserve
25405 W Monaville Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041

Cook County

Kane County

DuPage County

McHenry County

Will County


Hiking Trails
Welcome to the Trail Wiki at
     This site was created in an effort to document our HikingTrailsCross Country Ski TrailsBike PathsMountain Bike Trails, and Canoe & Kayak Water Trails. Though you will find information on some of the more well known trails here, the focus here is to also document the smaller local trails that tend to not be covered elsewhere. Information on specific trails may include general trail descriptions, trail locations and access, trail maps, trail photos, description of terrain, trail difficulty, trail conditions, links to related sites, and other information trail users may find useful.
     Go to Trail Listing Now.
This site is mainly focused on trails located in Southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois.
Recent Updates:
New mountain bike trail system started at Silver Lake County Park - Kenosha County
Changes continue to the new mountain biking trail at Beulah Park in Zion IL
The trails in the ski area adjacent to Whitnall Park Alpha Trail near Milwaukee have been converted into a lift-assisted gravity park The Rock Bike Park and are now fee-based.
Complete Trails Listing
IL Lake County Zion Beulah Park Trails

Related Pages:




Zion, IL - Info, Recreation & Amenities
- Zion Index - Local Culture, History & Trivia
Illinois Beach State Park
Lake Front Dr.
Zion, Illinois
(847) 662-4828
Founded in 1948 - Illinois Beach State Park
     Illinois Beach State Park is part of the Illinois state park system and is located along Lake Michigan in Winthrop HarborZion, and unincorporated Benton Township in northeast Illinois. Together with lands to the north, including Chiwaukee Prairie, it forms the Chiwaukee Illinois Beach Lake Plain, an internationally recognized wet-land under the Ramsar Convention.[1] The park is broken into two units that encompass an area of 4,160 acres (1,683 ha) and contains over six miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.
     Recreational activities at Illinois Beach State Park include boating, swimming, hiking, bicycling, camping, bird watching, and picnicking.[2] Known primarily for the beach, Illinois Beach State Park also includes dune areas, wetlandsprairie, and black oak savanna. The area at the far southern end of the park is a designated nature preserve, which was named a National Natural Landmark in 1980.[3]
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park


Beach Park
38153 N Sheridan Rd
Beach Park, Illinois
(847) 662-8958
Miniature Golf
Thunderhawk Golf Club
39700 N Lewis Ave
Beach Park, Illinois
(847) 968-4295
Opposite 30th St. - About
A Robert Trent Jones Jr championship course located between Chicago and Milwaukee. Open to the public.


Winthrop Harbor -
Department of Natural Resources
North Point Marina
701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
(847) 746-2845
701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
(847) 746-2845
Fax:  (847) 746-3431
E-mail - North Point Marina - in Winthrop Harbor, IL - North Point Marina


*Lake County Fair* Grayslake, IL
Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Founded in the summer of 1928


Gurnee - Six Flags
National Site - Theme Parks in North America - Six Flags Great America: Chicago - Park Information - Directions
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
Located on I-94 at Route 132 (Grand Ave.)
     There is an alternate entrance for park guests available on Washington Street.  There is typically little or no wait to access the park via this convenient alternative! - Contact Us - Hurricane Harbor Water Park
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is open late May through early September.
- open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weather permitting. Water park hours are 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and are subject to change. The water park is FREE with Six Flags Great America theme park admission.
KeyLime Cove
1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031 - forwards to: - Gurnee Mills, a Simon Mall
Gurnee Mills
6170 W. Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031-4548
(847) 263-7500 - mall office & shopping line
(847) 263-2436 - mall security - Mall Map - Gurnee Mills
M-F  10am - 9pm
Sat - 10am - 9:30pm
Sunday - 11am - 7pm
Holiday hours may vary.
Largest retail outlet in IL, and one of the largest malls in the US with 200+ stores.
One of the leading tourist attractions in the Midwest, located
equidistant between Chicago and Milwaukee. It's a 40-minute drive to either city.
- Gurnee Mills is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132) in Gurnee, IL,
- From Chicago, take I-94 west (heading north) and just past Great America, you will exit at Route 132 West (Grand Ave.).


Gold Pyramid House
37921 Dilleys Road
Wadsworth, Illinois 60083
Phone: 847-244-7777


Old Mill Creek - Temple Farms
Tempel Farms
17000 W Wadsworth Rd 
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
(847) 244-5330,

The Temple Lipizzan stallions will perform "horse ballets" every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Sundays at 1pm from June 17 - Sept 2, 2018.


Waukegan - in Waukegan, IL - Ticket Master - Bonnie Brook Golf Course, Dining & Banquets - Waukegan Airshow -
Sept 6, 2014
Forwards to:
Sept 9, 2017
55 South Harbor Place  •  P.O. Box 620  •  Waukegan, Illinois  60087-0620   •  Phone: (847) 244-3133  •  Fax: (847) 244-1348 - Waukegan Harbor


Libertyville - The Lamb's Farm is a premier non-profit organization serving people with developmental disabilities.
Lamb's Farm
14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville IL 60048
(847) 362-4636
Located at the intersection of I-94 and Route 176


Vernon Hills - Cuneo Museum & Gardens in Vernon Hills, IL
The Cuneo mansion was designed by architect Benjamin Marshall for Samuel Insull, founder of the Commonwealth Edison Company.


Highland Park - Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park, IL
Open air concerts, picnicking, theater


Cook County
Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley Nature Center
Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley
201 S. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg · 847/985-2102
Step back into the 1880s for a look at when Schaumburg was a rural German farm community. On a visit to Volkening Heritage Farm, you can help with seasonal farm chores, participate in family activities and games of the 1880s or simply visit the livestock and soak in the quiet. Authentically dressed interpreters welcome and guide visitors through the site. Heritage Farm also offers a variety of school programs as well as programs for the general public.


Glencoe - Chicago Botanical Gardens
Chicago Botanic Garden  •  1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022  •  (847) 835-5440


McHenry County - Richardson's Corn Maze - 9407 Richardson Rd. Spring Grove, IL


Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Rd
Union, IL 60180
Phone: 815-923-4000
Hours: 6:30 to 11:00  (check website to verify)
America's Largest Railway Museum


Wisconsin - Travel Wisconsin - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau -

Kenosha County, WI - - Historical and Genealogical Societies - City of Kenosha
Kenosha Events - - Prime Outlets: Pleasant Prairie
Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall - old link
Just north of the WI border on I-94. - Kenosha Public Museum
Kenosha Public Museum • 5500 First Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140 • 262-653-4140 - Links 
Kenosha Public Museum
Civil War Wisconsin
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
City of Kenosha
City of Kenosha Special Events
Kenosha Public Library
Carthage College
Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Palumbo Civil War Museum -
2001 Alford Dr, Kenosha. Call 262-551-8500. page gone
Palumbo Civil War Museum - Civil War Museum - page gone - Civil War Museum
Civil War Museum • 5400 First Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140 • 262-653-4140 - gone - 33 page PDF file on the museum.*/
2006 - 2018
June 15, 2007 - Bristol Renaissance Faire
An outdoor Renaissance and fantasy themed theatrical experience just north of the Illinois / Wisconsin border. Open 9 summer weekends.
Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142
(847) 345-7773
(414) 396-4320
Amusement Park, Cajun/Creole Restaurant, Park, parking, Ren Faire, Renaissance Faire, renaissance fair, mideaval, Bristol Renaissance Festival
Hours: 10-7
8 locations in Florida
Congo River Golf & Exploration - Miniature Golf Course (closed for good?)
7610 120th Ave (I-94 & WI Hwy 50)
Kenosha, WI 53142-8309 
United States 
P: (262) 857-7888 - Call to verify hours.
Racine Zoological Society
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402-4795
(262) 636-9189
A nice smaller zoo in Racine, WI - Visit Milwaukee
5065 Hwy 50 West
Delavan, WI 53115
5 miles west of Lake Geneva, WI on Hwy 50. - Petting Zoo - The Dancing Horses Theatre
5065 Hwy 50 West
Delavan, WI 53115
5 miles west of Lake Geneva, WI on Hwy 50.
Grand Hotel & Suites - Gurnee
5520 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL  60031
(866) 539-0036
Local: (847) 249-7777
Fax: (847) 249-4500
Distance From Hotel: 
Six Flags Great America - 0.3 mi 
Gurnee Mills - 1.3 mi 
Gold Pyramid House - 2.5 mi 
Tempel Lipizzans - 3.8 mi 
Waukegan SportsPark - 3.8 mi 
University Center of Lake County -  4 mi 
College of Lake County - 4 mi 
Waukegan BMX Track - 4.2 mi 
Bonnie Brook Golf Course - 4.4 mi 
Visual Arts Center -  5.3 mi 
Greenshire Golf Course - 5.3 mi 
Jack Benny Center for the Arts - 5.5 mi 
Genesee Theater - 5.5 mi 
Waukegan Harbor - 5.9 mi 
Lake County Fairgrounds - 6.3 mi 
Great Lakes Naval Station - 6.7 mi 
Conway Farms Golf Club - 10.5  
Aurora Medical Center - 13.1  
Everts Park - 13.7  
Highland Park Hospital - 14.9  
Kenosha Hospital - 15.0  
Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW) - 15.1  
Kenosha Area Convention Bureau - 15.5  
Kenosha Public Museum - 15.5  
Kenosha County Historical - 15.9  
St Catherine's Hospital - 16.8  
Chicago Botanic Garden - 17.4  
Sherman Family Healthcare - 19.6  
Arlington Park Race Track - 20.3  
Crystal Lake Ice House - 21.0  
Glenview Amtrak Station - 22.0  
Schaumburg Renaissance Convention -22.4
Lippold Park - 22.7  
Medieval Times Schaumburg - 22.8  
Galt Airport - 22.9  
Woodfield Mall - 23.6  
IMPROV - 23.8  
Lutheran General Hospital - 23.9  
Olympic Park - 24.9