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Six Flags Great America

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Address: I-94 at Rte. 132 East., Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone Number: 847/249-4636
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Pass for the year is a great value. Waterpark is a big perk for the warm weather!!! Park is always kept clean!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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gurnee, illinois
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gurnee, illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Pass for the year is a great value. Waterpark is a big perk for the warm weather!!! Park is always kept clean!

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Gurnee, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent place to go with the kids. Rides are great, food is great. Workers and all people are very friendly

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited here while on vacation in Chicago and were really looking forward to the theme park. I used to go to Orlando every year as a child so I was excited to visit now as an adult. When we arrived there as ample parking even with it being one of the last weekends of the summer and as our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went here with my 15 year old son. We have season passes in St Louis and decided to make the trip up to ride the incredible coasters. The coasters are phenomenal but the lines are insanely long. 2 rides in 4 hours is just too long.

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As a coaster enthusiast, I really enjoyed this park very much. They have a terrific lineup of roller coasters. The best coaster is by far Goliath. This ride is insane! It is a relatively short ride, but the great intensity makes up for it. Raging Bull, Batman: The Ride, and Viper are also very thrilling rides. The customer service, ride... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went here with our 6/3 yr old but met up with my friend and her two teens. The rides are great here way better then atlanta six flags! The food was great. We got the fast pass so we didn't have to wait long it was so worth it! Thank goodness when we went the weather was nice! This... More 

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

its an amusement park. i live minutes from here, i have had a season pass for as long as i can remember. its always fun with my little kids. parking can be pricey if you don't have a parking pass ($25). freight fest is always a blast.

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chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well, to start, I accidentally ordered tickets for the wrong park online so be careful!! I tried calling the parks and corporate immediately when I realized the mistake. I called several times and left 3 messages and no one called back….ever. Kind of a "got ya" mentality. Most companies care enough about their customers to not penalize them for an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went to Great America because my granddaughter had won a ticket to go.She wanted me to go to ride the roller coasters and we did later another family arrived to make it that much more enjoyable. We stayed till the park closed after the the parade. It's we worth your while to stop there for at least one day.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been to Six Flags twice and the rides are just awesome. My most favorite is the Superman ride. Thrill unlimited is the tagline that I can really give to this place. The entertainment shows, the food the music is all first rate. There is a waterpark too that is open during the summers and has some great slides.

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