Holiday Inn Gurnee-Convention Center

6161 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center
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by rickgoetz

are there any campgrounds near 6 flags?

RE: camping

by Tom_In_Madison

Never been here, but this is close;

RE: camping

by chicagolass

Hi, I agree that Fish Lake would be a good choice.
We've been many times on picnics and it's a really good
spot. Well kept campground and a good beach area.
Highway 120 is nearby and it goes straight North to Gurnee
and Six Flags.It's about a 15-20 minutes drive.
Have fun.

Travel Tips for Gurnee

Another Great Source for Computer Use

by deecat

Warren-Newport Public Library
224 North O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, Illinois 60031

The Warren-Newport Library in Gurnee is really a library for the 21st Century:

Web-based Catalog
Express Checkout (you can check out your own books and magazines).
For $1.00 per page, you can send a fax.
You can check out books and tapes over the phone and get them later from an outside vestibule.
TTY PAY Phone for the hearing impaired.
Free for non-profit community groups are meeting rooms.
Internet Access available.
A community information kiosk with free, easy touch screen access to job listings, child care options, senior services, and recreation is available also.
LARGE PRINT BOOKS in both hardback and paperback books.
Patrons who are physcially unable to visit the library or the bookmobile can request library materials that will be delivered to their residence.
Hand-held magnifiers (2X-20X) are available for in-library use.
Patrons with hearing or speech disabilities can use a text telephone to call a Communications Assistant at :
They will then call the library and relay conversations.
Signed storytimes are held for children periodically.
Nonfiction and fiction recorded books are available for all ages.
Bookmobile drives through most neighborhoods and stops for 30 minutes.
Interlibrary loans available
Sound proof preschool room

Phone (847) 244-5150
Fax: (847)244-3499
Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am-9 pm
Friday & Saturday 9am-5 pm
Sunday 1 pm-5 pm
Loan Period = 3 weeks
videos= 1 week The coolest thing about the library is:

1. BOOK ENDS. This is a resale of used books in a shop organized by the Friends of the Library and is open during library hours for browsing. It's a really inexpensive way to purchase hardbacks and paperbacks.

2. THE FRONT COVER GIFT SHOP is the Friends of the Library Gift Shop near the entrance. It sells cards, stationery, and unique gift items.

3. THE FIREPLACE in the Quiet room. On cold days, it is delightful to sit in the Quiet Room and feel the warmth of and enjoy the sight of the fireplace.

4. READING GARDEN (see photo) was added in 2002. It has a bench, table, umbrella, and beautiful roses, and other perennials.

VT Members You Can Keep Up at Cyber Arena

by deecat

Unbeknown to me until a few days ago is the CYBER ARENA Internet Center in Gurnee Mills Shopping Center. It's a rather small place but large enough to accomodate at least 20 computers that can be rented for internet use.

They also have computers for gaming.
I was told that the price is $1.50 for ten minutes of use and $.15 per minute thereafter.

The computers have flat screens and are high quality machines. The man who owns the store and also manages it, is there to help in case of problems.

Since there are so many Naval personnel who come from Great Lakes Naval Base to write home, the place is usually quite busy.

Monday-Friday 10 am-9 pm
Saturday 10 am-9:30 pm
Sunday 11 am-7 pm It's comforting to know that if something goes wrong with our computer, we have an alternative (although a rather expensive one).
However, it is good for tourist to the Gurnee area, especially VT members.

Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center

by deecat

Please See all of the Photographs

Weather permitting, the Aquatic Center opens on Memorial Day weekend and opens daily in June until September.

This Aquatic Park opened a three years ago and has been well received. The Center features:

1. Zero Depth entry for all swimmers, which is especially excellent for small children.
2. 1500 swimmer capacity-largest center in
Lake County.
3. Slides galore: tube, drop, body, speed,
youth and toddler. Sabrina Dee loved the slides!
4. Cascading waterfall for all to enjoy. Old and young alike enjoy this feature.
5. Concessions and party deck, which the teenagers especially enjoy.
6. Children's interactive play area. {This includes a huge sand lot]
7. Grassy picnic area
8. Spray ground accessible to the public at
no cost. This is just outside the entrance.
9. Handicapped accessible This Labor Day, Jill and I took Sabrina Dee to the Aquatic Center, and she was so thrilled. She loved all the water features, the slides, and the safe, shallow depth.

The facility is set in a safe, conveniently located community park featuring 46 acres of open space, athletic fields, pathways, playground, ten-acre nature area and a fishing pond.

Great Lakes Training Center

by deecat

Over 1,000 recruits graduate from the Naval training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois, every week.

Anyone interested in seeing a graduation ceremony can do so by called the base or visiting their website.

The security at the base is at an all-time high since November 11, so be prepared for a great amount of scrunity. But, it will be worth the trouble.

Both I-94 and U.S. 41 take you north to cross 137(Buckley Road). Turn east (right) onto Buckley Road and go a couple of miles to the Station.

As a very small child, my mother, sister, and I attended such a ceremony when my father was trained at Great Lakes. Even though I was very small, I can still remember it and how I hung on to my father's pant's leg because I did not want to say good-bye to him. He went to the Pacific in World War II on a destroyer called The USS Wicks.

If you Like Antiquing and Shopping, Try Cedarburg

by deecat

Ranked as favorite small town getaway , Cedarburg, Wisconsin, provides an ideal setting for antiquing & shopping.

There are fascinating specialty stores, cozy taverns, gracious historic inns, & charming restaurants.

A little over an hour from Gurnee via I-94, it's an easy trip. Visiting Cedarburg is like a journey back 150 years with many of the limestone & brick buildings from that era remaining unchanged. Landmark preservation is a commitment of the ENTIRE community.

Cedarburg has been a village since 1840's, & the source of its vigor was Cedar Creek, along which German and Irish immigrants built five dams and mills. Two local quarries provided the Niagara limestone used to construct many of the home, mills & churches still standing today.

Cedarburg's downtown Washington Ave. area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, with over 100 buildings considered historically significant.

Adjacent to Washington Ave., Columbia Road Historic District is listed on the National & State Registers of Historic Places & includes 130 structures.

A small listing of some events & festivals:

MARCH: Cedar Creek Winery Open House & Wearable Art Show
JUNE: Stone & Century House Tour & Strawberry Festival
AUGUST: County Fair
SEPTEMBER: Wine & Harvest Festival
OCTOBER: Cedarburg Arts Weekend, Woman's Club Antique Show, & Jazz Jublilee
DECEMBER: Festive Friday Eves, Christmas in the Country, and That Christmas Feeling.
It's a delightful little town with ice cream shoppes, lovely little restaurants, & many antique stores & gift shops.

Directions from Gurnee:
take I-94 to North to Milwaukee, connecting with I-43 North, as if traveling to Green Bay or Door County. Continue 17 miles on I-43 to Exit 89 (Hwy C). Follow Hwy C west approximately 3 miles to the controlled intersection of Hwy C (Pioneer Rd.) and Washington Ave. Turn right on Washington and continue north into the Historic District.

NOTE: Picture courtesy of Deb Kranitz


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