area attractions

Area Attractions

Extend Your Trip by Visiting Our Lake County Neighbors

An Action-Packed Area of Fun

While we firmly believe there is so much to see and do here at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort that no one would EVER want to leave, we do understand if you want to check out the other attractions in the greater Chicago area while you are staying with us.

We’ve put together a list of some of the area’s most popular attractions. If you want more information, directions, or have questions about something specific, feel free to ask our front desk for detailed information and personal recommendations.


33 miles

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is the only indoor attraction of its kind in the Midwest. This 30,000 square foot Center offers access to exclusive LEGO® exhibits, two LEGO rides, a 4D movie theater, LEGO Factory tour, master builder academy workshop, LEGO Build & Test and so much more! LEGOLAND Discovery Center is your passport to a LEGO world of color, creativity and fun. With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, what will you discover? For families with children ages 2 to 12. (1.5 to 3 hour experience) Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.

Six Flags Great America

Three blocks

Six Flags Great America, the Chicago and Milwaukee area’s largest amusement park, features nearly seven miles of roller coaster track. That’s the perfect complement to our countless feet of TUBE-ular fun! Since KeyLime Cove is located right across the street from Six Flags Great America, you can splash around all day and race around all night. When you stay with us, you can do both! Visit Six Flags.

Gurnee Mills Mall

Less than one mile

With 23 million visitors per year, the Gurnee Mills premium outlet center is Illinois’ fourth largest mall. This indoor mall features more than 200 retailers, including: Off 5th - Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Bass Pro Shops, Disney Store and Abercrombie & Fitch. The mall features a 20-screen cinema and many restaurants. Visit Gurnee Mills.

Illinois Office of Tourism's Getaway Ideas

Places to see and things to do

There’s nothing like getting away to create family memories.  Visit this Illinois site to plan your getaway:

Jump America

Under 3 miles

Jump America is an indoor trampoline family entertainment center for people of all ages to jump and have fun in the safest environment possible, at a reasonable rate, with exceptional employee service for all customers. The location has over 16,000 square feet of trampolines including two dodge-ball courts, a foam jumping pit, a kids zone, and more! There is plenty of parking in a convenient location. The awesome facility is designed for kids ages 3 and up. Jump America is great for adults, too. It's a great place for birthdays, parties, day camps, schools, civic and community gatherings, and corporate events. Visit Jump America.

Golf Courses

Within ten miles

You’ll find dozens of public or municipal golf courses suitable for every budget and skill level. KeyLime Cove recommends:  Bittersweet Golf Club.


Adjacent to KeyLime Cove

Our neighbor boasts an expansive fitness floor with cardio and weight lifting machines and equipment, a large gymnasium, 5 lane lap pool with hot tubs, several specialized group exercise studios, childcare room, and well appointed locker rooms with sauna and steam rooms. Programs include personal training, group exercise classes, aquatic classes and so much more! Visit FitNation Website.  Ask for a day pass at our Front Desk (free for Keylime Cove Guests).

Rivers Casino

40 miles

Chicagoland's newest world-class gaming destination in Des Plaines with slots and gaming tables. Check the live entertainment schedule or enjoy a bite to eat at Hugo's Frog Bar and Chop House.
Visit Rivers Casino website for more details

Bristol Renaissance Faire

9 miles

For nine weekends visitors take a walk through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, with open-air stages featuring Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters, including Robin Hood and Queen Elizabeth.

Chicago Botanic Garden

20 miles

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre garden, featuring 23 display gardens and three native habitats, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. Enjoy flower shows, children and adult classes, gardening tips, seasonal farmers market and special events throughout the year.

Cuneo Mansion and Garden

10 miles

The Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is a historic mansion dating from 1914 nestled on 75 acres of vistas and formal gardens. There is a Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights every Thanksgiving through Christmas.

The Genesee Theatre

6 miles

The Genesee Theatre is the home to world-class performances including Broadway shows, musical acts, comedians and more.

Great Lakes Naval Museum

10 miles

As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the Great Lakes Naval Museum's mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy's only "boot camp" at the Naval Training Station/Center at Great Lakes, Illinois.

Harley Davidson Museum

48 miles

The Harley-Davidson Museum is set among 20 acres in downtown Milwaukee and features exhibits of people, products, culture, and history that have made Harley-Davidson what it is today.

Illinois Beach State Park

12 miles

Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan from Waukegan to the Wisconsin state line. The park offers a campground, full service resort, camp store, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails and a visitors center open intermittently throughout the year. There is swimming along the six miles of beaches.

Independence Grove Forest Preserve

8 miles

This scenic 1,114-acre Preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered around a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating, a Marina with boat rentals, a native garden and nearly seven miles of trails.

Jelly Belly Center

14 miles

Take a ride on the Jelly Belly train with free-guided tours at Jelly Belly Center. Explore the secrets of making Jelly Belly® jellybeans, superb shopping in the fabulous candy store, super snacks in the snack bar and a whole lot of fun for the family.

Kohl Children's Museum

25 miles

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children. All of the exhibits and programs are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children.

Lake County Fairgrounds

12 miles

The annual Lake County Fair runs for six days beginning the last Tuesday in July. There are also monthly events throughout the year, including Antique Shows, Swap Meet, Crafts Shows, Dog and Horse Shows, and much more.

Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

17 miles

See "The Best of Broadway" at the Marriott Theatre featuring 5 great musicals every year. The intimate arena theatre is designed so everyone has the best seat in the house. The theatre earns lavish praise from critics, receiving a record 370 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations - Chicago's highest theatrical honor for artistic achievement.

Ravinia Festival

22 miles

Ravinia Festival is the oldest music festival in North America and is known for presenting world-class music in an open-air pavilion that sits 3,200, plus lawn seating. The festival attracts over 600,000 listeners to 120 to 150 events that span all genres including classical, chamber music, jazz, rock, world, music theater, dance and kids programming every summer from June-September.

Visit Lake County, Illinois

The Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau is your place to discover great dining, plentiful shopping, relaxing hotels and exciting attractions along your journey. To help plan your stay, be sure to click on

Volo Auto Museum

16 miles

The Volo Auto Museum and Antique Malls is a 30-acre antique theme park made up of five indoor showrooms. It includes over 300 collectibles, the Worlds Largest Hollywood car collection, four large antique malls with 350 dealers, and the Mercantile Mall housing a broad array of gifts and the largest selection of die-cast automobiles in the Midwest.

Wildlife Discovery Center

13 miles

The Wildlife Discovery Center is offers programs for people of all ages who have an interest in wildlife and their habitat. You can go on self-guided nature hikes visiting eye-to-eye with over 150 animals including a bobcat, raptors, Kookaburras, and an assortment of venomous and non-venomous reptiles like crocodilians, snakes, turtles and tortoises.

For more attractions and information on your planning a trip to KeyLime Cove in Gurnee, please consult the Lake County Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Lake County Chamber of Commerce.