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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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Wait Times Too Long!

Even slow times during the week, you will wait 60 to 90 minutes for a ride. On Friday, the wait time was 2 hours for 1 ride during the 4rh of July weekend. I strongly recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The rides are pretty fun. I thought the wait was worth it for the rides. The workers were nice and doing their job, I seen one stop some teens being inappropriate. Also if you get sick on a ride they have cups of water to give, even so now your limit. The service, rides, food are pleasant.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Even slow times during the week, you will wait 60 to 90 minutes for a ride. On Friday, the wait time was 2 hours for 1 ride during the 4rh of July weekend. I strongly recommend purchasing a fast pass for this park. The park is laid out well and it has plenty of food options. The roller coasters are... More 

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Beach Park, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I live near the park and they have construction on Grand Avenue east bound. So coming out of the park avoid coming out and do not make right hand turn. Once upon a time they had Washington Street entrance open. Not any more. Big mistake, huge! It was so much more easier. The employees at the concession stands not all... More 

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Hugo, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A great place to spend a day or two riding the rides, having yummy snacks and don't forget the waterpark on a warm day.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have gone to this Six Flags many time because it is located near my home. I will just rate my most recent visit though. I will say they have plenty of thrill rides compared to other Six Flags. (Goliath, Demon, Vertical Velocity-V2, Raging Bull, Superman, Xflight, Dark Knight). They are definitely ahead in that area. Unfortunately, this time Goliath... More 

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Hampshire, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wow, for the price you pay for food here you would expect more! There were no thank yous or even smiles. The cashier wanted her pen back and simply stood there and held out her hand til I guessed what she wanted. The other stand was selling fries and when I asked for ketchup.. Sorry we are out.. No effort... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Kids love this place! Ages 10, 11 & 13. 10 yr olds favorite was Superman, 11 year olds was Goliath and 13 yr olds was Raging Bull

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you like thrill rides this is the place to be and they also have a nice water park the food is kind of pricey so the best thing to do is bring your own food and leave it in a cooler in your truck and just keep coming out when you're hungry other than that it is a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great place for families to have a fun day. Lines can be long on peak days in the summer. Get the fast pass to ulimate long lines. Also, go to back of the park first thing in the morning and work back to entrance. Lines are not as long

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went on a rainy overcast Monday and had a great time!! Waited a maximum of 25 minutes for any ride. Got on Goliath and X-Factor in no time! Was a great time by all... Also if you didn't know. You can tailgate in the Parking lot and leave the property and return, as long as you keep your parking receipt.

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Address: Address: 1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone Number: (847) 249-1776
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee

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