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Six Flags Great America

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Address: 1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone Number: (847) 249-1776
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This amusement park, located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, has...

This amusement park, located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, has over 100 rides and attractions.

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Lots of Fun

This was our first visit to this Six Flags in Gurnee. We purchased the season passes (EXCELLENT value). I must say, we had lots of fun. There was something for everyone: 3 age... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
VacationsRUs2010
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Brussels, Belgium
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Antioch, Illinois
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long time season pass holder, even better now with the water park open. Plenty of rides and things to do for all ages. Just a fun place to visit.

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We actually visited here many, many times, the last was three years ago. Sadly Tripadvisor won't allow me to select Summer of 2013. I am sure there are changes - however what a place for the kids in all of us. Try to select good weather days and avoid the holidays as this park gets super busy. If you don't... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first visit to this Six Flags in Gurnee. We purchased the season passes (EXCELLENT value). I must say, we had lots of fun. There was something for everyone: 3 age groups: 5 yr olds, 12 yr old and 40 somethings LOL. Only downsize was that the lines were very long in particular in the kiddie area, where... More 

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Thank VacationsRUs2010
Michigan
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to take your family somewhere come here! Wonderful place for the whole family. Rides for the kids as well as the adults! Great food and fun games!

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Thank September B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the attraction in the Wisconson and Illinois area. Lots of rides and games. Typical amusement park with regards to spending lots of money but worth it for the kids.

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Thank Robert P
Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a place to go for families then six flags is he place! CEDAR POINT IS NOT FOR KIDS ANY LONGER!!! It is great for the Adults and Seniors also! Basically anyone who wants fun!!!

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Thank MikeManning3561
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value for the money, plenty to do for every age group. Plenty of places to eat, sit, grab a snack. Long hours each day. Plenty of parking (fee)

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need at least 2 days here. If you try to do GA in 1 day you will be frustrated. If you live near by of course get the season pass and meal pass then dump off the kids all summer till they puke. If it is a hot day Hurricane Harbor is awesome and has stuff for people of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a season pass, and I am constantly going. I am up to date on hours, and new attractions. I urge you not to bring little children during fright fest at all. (Even the daytime) During the regular season though, try going weekdays and early during those days. Rainy days are just the best because no one goes. Weekends... More 

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Thank Thrill M
Gurnee, Illinois
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My co-worker and I went here in the summer a few months after I started work. They have a Discover Card line for card holders. There was absolutely no line, so we didn't waste the first 30 minutes waiting in lines. When we went there was a roller coaster that was closed due to inclement weather, even though it wasn't... More 

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