- Events / Festivals (Local)
- Local Venues
Hotels - local accomodations
Transportation - Travel & Local Transportation Info
Lake County Resources - Info, Activites & Resources
- Military Index
- Great Lakes Naval Base
www.MapQuest.com - get directions here
http://maps.lakecountyil.gov/mapsonline/ - Lake County Maps Online
http://www.VisitChicagoland.com - Visit Chicagoland
Welcome to Visit Chicagoland! Your access to hundreds of Chicagoland attractions,events, travel packages and itineraries all within 60 minutes of Chicago, Illinois! The Chicagoland area offer visitors unique attractions, events, and a one-of-a-kind travel experience!
National Park Service
US Dept of the Interior
Forest Preserves - NE IL
http://www.lcfpd.org - Lake County Forest Preserves
http://www.lcfpd.org/preserves/index.cfm?fuseaction=preserves.view - map of all the forest preserves in Lake County
Grant Woods Forest Preserve
25405 W Monaville Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041
Welcome to the Trail Wiki at Trailville.com.
This site was created in an effort to document our HikingTrails, Cross Country Ski Trails, Bike Paths, Mountain 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.
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
- Illinois Beach State Park
- Kenosha Area Bike Paths Shows an overview of area bike paths (not mountain bike trails).
- Petrifying Springs Park Another nice set technical mountain bike trails about 15 miles north of Beulah Park.
- Silver Lake Park - Kenosha More mountain bike trails at a new system in western Kenosha County (about 25 miles away)
- Lake County Trails
- Kenosha Area Trails
Illinois Beach State Park
Lake Front Dr.
Founded in 1948
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Beach_State_Park - Illinois Beach State Park
Illinois Beach State Park is part of the Illinois state park system and is located along Lake Michigan in Winthrop Harbor, Zion, 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. 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. Known primarily for the beach, Illinois Beach State Park also includes dune areas, wetlands, prairie, 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.
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
38153 N Sheridan Rd
Beach Park, Illinois
Thunderhawk Golf Club
39700 N Lewis Ave
Beach Park, Illinois
Opposite 30th St.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThunderhawkGolf/about/ - About
A Robert Trent Jones Jr championship course located between Chicago and Milwaukee. Open to the public.
Department of Natural Resources
North Point Marina
701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Fax: (847) 746-3431
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/north_po/ - North Point Marina - in Winthrop Harbor, IL
https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Point-Marina/186738168035808 - North Point Marina
http://www.SixFlags.com - Six Flags
National Site - Theme Parks in North America
http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/index.aspx - Six Flags Great America: Chicago
http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/info/parkInfo.aspx - Park Information
http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/info/directions.aspx - 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!
http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/footernav/contact.aspx - Contact Us
http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/rideswaterpark/WaterParkOverview.aspx - 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.
www.GurneeMillsMall.com - forwards to:
http://www.simon.com/mall/gurnee-mills - Gurnee Mills, a Simon Mall
6170 W. Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031-4548
(847) 263-7500 - mall office & shopping line
(847) 263-2436 - mall security
http://www.simon.com/mall/gurnee-mills/map - Mall Map
http://www.outletsonline.com/outlets/1135.html - 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.).
THIS MAN BUILT A GOLD PYRAMID HOME IN ILLINOIS AND YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
Old Mill Creek
www.TempelFarms.com - Temple Farms
17000 W Wadsworth Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
The Temple Lipizzan stallions will perform "horse ballets" every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Sundays at 1pm from June 17 - Sept 2, 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/bonniebrookgolfcourse - Bonnie Brook Golf Course, Dining & Banquets
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waukegan-Airshow/288321705964 - Waukegan Airshow
http://www.WingsOverWaukegan.com - WingsOverWaukegan.com
Sept 6, 2014
Sept 9, 2017
55 South Harbor Place • P.O. Box 620 • Waukegan, Illinois 60087-0620 • Phone: (847) 244-3133 • Fax: (847) 244-1348
http://www.waukeganport.com/harbor_html/index.html - Waukegan Harbor
www.LambsFarm.org - The Lamb's Farm is a premier non-profit organization serving people with developmental disabilities.
14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville IL 60048
Located at the intersection of I-94 and Route 176
www.CuneoMuseum.org - 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.
www.Ravinia.org - Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park, IL
Open air concerts, picnicking, theater
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.
www.ChicagoBotanic.org - Chicago Botanical Gardens
Chicago Botanic Garden • 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022 • (847) 835-5440
www.RichardsonFarm.com - Richardson's Corn Maze - 9407 Richardson Rd. Spring Grove, IL
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Rd
Union, IL 60180
Hours: 6:30 to 11:00 (check website to verify)
America's Largest Railway Museum
www.TravelWisconsin.com - Travel Wisconsin
http://www.KenoshaCVB.com - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau -
Kenosha County, WI -
http://www.wisconline.com/counties/kenosha/#historical - Historical and Genealogical Societies
http://www.kenosha.org/museum/ - Kenosha Public Museum
Kenosha Public Museum • 5500 First Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140 • 262-653-4140
http://www.kenosha.org/museum/common/links.html - Links
Kenosha Public Museum
Civil War Wisconsin
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
City of Kenosha
City of Kenosha Special Events
Kenosha Public Library
Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Palumbo Civil War Museum -
2001 Alford Dr, Kenosha. Call 262-551-8500. page gone
Palumbo Civil War Museum
http://www.kenosha.org/civilwar/index.html - Civil War Museum - page gone
https://museums.kenosha.org/civilwar/ - Civil War Museum
Civil War Museum • 5400 First Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140 • 262-653-4140
http://www.kenosha.org/museum/civilwar.pdf - gone - 33 page PDF file on the museum.
2006 - 2018
June 15, 2007
www.RenFair.com/bristol - 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
Amusement Park, Cajun/Creole Restaurant, Park, parking, Ren Faire, Renaissance Faire, renaissance fair, mideaval, Bristol Renaissance Festival
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
P: (262) 857-7888 - Call to verify hours.
http://www.VisitMilwaukee.org - Visit Milwaukee
www.TheDancingHorses.com - 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
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