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“Your kids will love you forever”

Six Flags Great America
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Gurnee
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner 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
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The shows are absolutely the best, you wonder how so many can be so talented. Of course kids of all ages love the rides, our favorites are the water rides.

2  Thank Fran S
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great park! Rides are a lot of fun if you like roller coasters. Great area for people with small kids also! Very clean and staff are really helpful. Going again this year.

1  Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Went with my best friend & her family for 4th of July weekend. The roller coasters were my favorite even though I haven't been to an amusement park in ages. It was a nice clean park with tons of things to do for all ages. It was expensive but worth it if you go on a nice day.

1  Thank libra72
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

The rides are fantastic, they can sometimes have long lines so I would recommend going with friends so that you have people to talk to in line. Kind of expensive.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

If you wanna have a fun day out with the family head to Gurnee for some roller coasters and games. The best time to visit are on off season (Spring/Fall before the school kids are out for the summer, or just after they go back to school). Also, avoid the weekends if you don't wanna stand in long lines, if you have no other option other than the weekend, the fast pass is always available for purchase. My favorite coasters are American Eagle, Viper, and X-flight. The Dark Knight is by far the worst coaster in GA, don't bother wasting your time b/c the head jerking will give you whiplash. Fright Fest in October is super fun, if you're into Halloween or Haunted themes (be careful with the little ones though, it might be too scary for them). Also, try to go on a cooler day b/c it can get mighty hot standing in line on a scorcher. The water park is fun too, but you really need to visit on separate days b/c it could be quite difficult to do both parts in one day. Watch out though....the water can be super cold at the water park! I mean really, really cold! This may feel refreshing on a hot day, but on a cool day, forget about it! Also, the park food is expensive, and really bad. My recommendations are to get a hand stamp, leave park, and eat a picnic lunch out in the parking lot, or drive out to one of the many fast food joints in the area. Also, if you must eat in the park...best taste options, in my opinion, are Eddie Rockets, Papa John's for pizza, or a Turkey leg/corn on the cob from this barbecue joint near the Looney Toons land.

1  Thank Molly C
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