Take advantage of the top things to do in Gurnee, IL

Ideally situated for visiting the western shore of Lake Michigan and many other things to do, the Country Inn & Suites in Gurnee, IL puts you almost midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. If you’re planning to tour the National Museum of the American Sailor on the Naval base or you’re headed to Navy Pier in Chicago, our easy access to I-94 makes getting around the area simple. And what could be better than being able to walk to the thrilling roller coasters and waterslides of Six Flags Great America?

There’s more to do in and around Gurnee than just shopping at the mall. Explore the beauty of the Great Lakes by spending the day at Zion Beach or Bowen Park. There’s year-round fun at Pleasant Prairie RecPlex and plenty of outdoor beauty in spots like Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve, which covers 1,200 acres and has trails for hiking and snowmobiling. Are you in town to attend graduation at Naval Station Great Lakes? Contact the Country Inn & Suites for further information and details about special rates and accommodation packages for graduates’ families.

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Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center

3.28 mi / 5.28 km from the hotel
If you’re looking for outdoor fun, this 721-acre complex offers golf courses, tennis courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, and a swimming pool.

Genesee Theatre

5.51 mi / 8.87 km from the hotel
Built in 1927 and restored in 2004, this historical theater offers a stunning venue for film screenings, stand-up comedy acts, and musical performances.

Naval Station Great Lakes

6.69 mi / 10.76 km from the hotel
As the home of the U.S. Navy's only boot camp, the Naval Station Great Lakes regularly holds graduation ceremonies along the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from the hotel.

Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

10.41 mi / 16.76 km from the hotel
The country's largest municipal recreation complex, the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex features an ice arena, swimming pools, a children’s water park, and sports facilities.

Six Flags Great America

0.62 mi / 0.99 km from the hotel
Set your heart racing as you anticipate the big drops on roller coasters like Batman: The Ride and American Eagle at Six Flags Great America. When you need a break, hit the concessions for amusement park treats like funnel cake.

The Tempel Lipizzans at Tempel Farms

3.91 mi / 6.29 km from the hotel
Experience the pageantry and elegance of classic dressage featuring the Tempel Lipizzans, a regal breed of horse specially bred and trained at the picturesque Tempel Farms.