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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
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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Needs a little TLC

I've been going to this amusement park for over 20+ years and it's showing it's age this past weekend when my child participated in the Music in The Park. Paint is peeling off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
LaMagda
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I've been going to this amusement park for over 20+ years and it's showing it's age this past weekend when my child participated in the Music in The Park. Paint is peeling off the walls and rust forming on gates and rides.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best entertainment value for the money hands down!!! Park just keeps getting better and better and the value is outstanding!!

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Bartlett, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have been season pass holders for many years. This was the first year we were able to have the grand kids join us. Everyone had fun as there are rides for all ages. With all the specials they are running you can get a season pass and go one time and it pays for itself.

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Moline, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was far from my first trip to this park, but it was easily one of the worst experiences I've ever had at any theme park. We went on a Saturday hoping to avoid school trips but still get in before the heavy travel season. We were wrong. There were buses and buses of Jr. High School kids. That is... More 

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Libertyville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Always clean. Unless you have a season pass, look for coupons. If it's a one time visit, pack a cooler and go to your car to eat. Food is expensive if you don't have a season dining pass. (No grills) Rides are fun, LOTS of rollercoasters and small easy rides. I prefer gloomy days. Reduces line wait time by at... More 

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If you like rollercoasters this is the place to go, if you don't like roller coasters, stay clear. Lots of touristy shops.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very clean park, I was happy to see this again. Very interactive, great to see the characters walking around again. Reminded me of when Marriott use to own it.

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A very clean park. All the staff was looking out to make sure it was clean. Lines were short did not wait more than 1/2 hour for any thing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is a very cool theme park. Some of the rides are a little bit intense but overall it's a cool place with good rides, especially for young children. Go on a week day in May or August. It'll be less busy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

lots of fun but too many people. too hot.....too tired of waiting in lines. if you dont go on the rides its a long day.

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