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Six Flags Great America

I-94 at Rte. 132 East., Gurnee, IL 60031
847/249-4636
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As featured in Daytrips from Chicago
Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Gurnee
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This amusement park, located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, has over 100 rides and attractions.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Alabama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went on a Monday, thinking it wouldn't be so busy, boy were we wrong! We had all purchased tickets ahead of time online and some in my group even had season passes, but we STILL had to wait in a very long line for about 30-40 minutes just to get through security and enter the park. Once we made... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Easy access to get in and out of the park with just a stamp on the hand once you have already entered the park. They conveniently have gift shops, photo ops and the restrooms as soon as you walk in so you can get some things out the way early or take care of some things on the way out.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The rides here are pretty amazing, if you have the time and patience to wait in line for them. Even the older ones are worthwhile, though more popular rides are pretty difficult to get on. For example, I waited in line for Superman a grand total of 45 min and was NOT able to get on because the ride broke... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The rides were great, and we never waited more than an hour for the coasters (we visited on a Monday & Tuesday, and skipped the Goliath). Aside from that, I don't have many positive things to say about Six Flags. They claim to be the cleanest park in America, but nothing could be farther from he truth. The restrooms were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My family took an impromptu trip to the park. We purchased are tickets & parking ahead of time online. The lines were extremely long but for a Saturday was expected. The roller coasters were worth the wait especially Goliath & X flight. I love the collectible cup with free refills. I only bad part of the day was when the... More

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Germantown, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Super fun time on the rides. Flash Pass is expensive, but well worth it. Most main coaster lines are an hour or longer to wait. Go with the Gold level. Would also recommend packing a cooler for lunch and going to the car for meals. Food is very expensive!! $28 for 2 slices of pizza(not great) and 1 soda to... More

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great day. I love this park and was not disappointed. I enjoyed some short lines in the morning and a very efficient line for Raging Bull later in the day. The new ride, Goliath, is good but did not become my favorite. Favorites: American Eagle, Viper, and Raging Bull. American Eagle isn't the fastest but it's all speed!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Six Flags was was fun but it is a little pricey. The admission price can be offset by buying a season pass or by buying the tickets from your local rec department. At the gate the price is 62 dollars a person. While that is cheaper than Disney World, it is cheaper for a reason. The layout doesn't have the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Six flags is great! It is fun and there are so many fun things to do! If I was in gurnee for a few days six flags would be the first place I would go!

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Try to drive and park eat major food at car Pack extra clothes wear good walking shoes.I like that you could leave your stuff in cubbies at the rides.

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