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Red carpet cars at the Volo Auto Museum

Illinois

Water Parks, Six Flags Great America and Shopping in Lake County

By: Jody Sidle Short

Diana Mcgaw/Brian Romano
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Classic petrol pump at the Volo Auto Museum

Illinois

Water Parks, Six Flags Great America and Shopping in Lake County

By: Jody Sidle Short

Diana Mcgaw/Brian Romano
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Classic cars at Volo Museum

Illinois

Water Parks, Six Flags Great America and Shopping in Lake County

By: Jody Sidle Short

Diana Mcgaw/Brian Romano
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Fun diversions while shopping at Gurnee Mills

Illinois

Water Parks, Six Flags Great America and Shopping in Lake County

By: Jody Sidle Short

Diana Mcgaw/Brian Romano
4 of 4
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    Illinois

Lake County, Illinois, is a fantastic place to take a family holiday.

From Illinois Beach State Park on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, to the Volo Auto Museum, which houses the biggest Hollywood car collection in the world, to the thrills of Six Flags Great America, plus an enormous mall, Lake County truly has it all!

Family Outing at Six Flags Great America

I have been to many amusement parks both in the UK and the USA, but Six Flags Great America in Gurnee takes the biscuit when it comes to ultimate rides! Batman The Ride is the world’s first inverted, outside looping roller coaster. Then you have Superman: Ultimate Flight, where you will soar head first through a twisted steel track! Next try The Dark Knight Coaster, a thrill ride with the entire trip in complete darkness. And then those with a need for speed can do Vertical Velocity. This ride gets to 112 km/h in less than four seconds – that is super-fast! Raging Bull is currently the tallest, fastest and largest roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, and in 2014 the park introduced a ride called Goliath, the tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world! Don’t be put off, though, if you are one of the less adventurous, or if you are bringing smaller children to Six Flags Great America; they have plenty of family rides you can do that are just as fun.

Cat in the Hat car at the Volo Auto Museum

Cat in the Hat car at the Volo Auto Museum
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Gurnee Mills: A Family Shopping Affair!

I don’t usually consider going to a shopping mall something that the whole family will enjoy, but at Gurnee Mills, it really is! There are more than 200 shops and some really unique ones. But Gurnee Mills is not all about shopping. They have a huge indoor ice skating rink, a miniature golf course, laser tag and a great arcade. The food choices are good, and you can even finish off the day by catching a movie at the 20-screen complex. This is Illinois largest destination shopping mall!

I had an absolute blast in Lake County, Illinois, and I’m pretty sure you will too!

Fun activities for all ages in the Gurnee Mills arcade

Fun activities for all ages in the Gurnee Mills arcade
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