Best choice of Six Flags Great America hotels
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.
Six Flags Great America
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 the official resort of Six Flags Great America, you can splash around all day and race around all night. When you stay with us, you can do both with our Ride N' slide package! New for 2012: plunge down the 12-story drop of the exciting X-Flight coaster! 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: http://www.enjoyillinois.com/getaway/viewGetaway.aspx?gta=69
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 the latest fitness equipment and services including group exercise, cardio equipment, spinning, Pilates, yoga, basketball, 5 aerobics rooms and much more. You’ll also find steam and sauna-equipped locker rooms and childcare. There’s even a private workout area for women. Visit Gold's Gym Website. Ask for a day pass at our Front Desk (free for Keylime Cove Guests).
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
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
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. http://www.chicagobotanic.org/
Cuneo Mansion and Garden
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. http://cuneomansion.org/
The Genesee Theatre
The Genesee Theatre is the home to world-class performances including Broadway shows, musical acts, comedians and more. http://www.geneseetheatre.com/
Great Lakes Naval Museum
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. http://www.history.navy.mil/museums/greatlakes/index.htm
Harley Davidson Museum
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. http://www.h-dmuseum.com
Illinois Beach State Park
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. http://www.dnr.illinois.gov
Independence Grove Forest Preserve
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. http://www.lcfpd.org/ig_visitors_center/?rdct=independencegrove.org
Jelly Belly Center
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. http://www.jellybelly.com/
Kohl Children's Museum
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. http://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org/
Lake County Fairgrounds
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. http://www.lcfair.com/page1.aspx
Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire
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. http://www.marriotttheatre.com/
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. http://www.ravinia.org/
Volo Auto Museum
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. http://www.volocars.com/
Wildlife Discovery Center
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. http://cityoflakeforest.com/cs/rec/cs_rec2d2.htm