Gurnee trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Gurnee

Trip Planner USA  /  Illinois  /  Lake County  /  Gurnee
Gurnee is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 31,295 at the 2010 census. The village borders the city of Waukegan and is considered a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Gurnee is perhaps best known for being the location of Six Flags Great America, a major regional theme park, and Gurnee Mills mall, together drawing over 26 million visitors annually.HistoryEarly settlers in the Gurnee area came by foot horseback and by "Prairie Schooners" drawn by oxen or via the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes. They came from the town of Warren, New York, which was named in honor of Major General Joseph Warren, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Warren Township, formed in 1850, was also named after him. The first settlement of Warren Township commenced in 1835 in the vicinity of the Aux Plaines River (now the Des Plaines River).In 1835-36, a land company from New York State erected a Community House (site of the old Gurnee Grade School) to accommodate families while they were locating and getting government land grants to their farms. Near the Community House there was a ford used by the Potowatomi Indians for crossing the river. A floating log bridge was built there in about 1842. Later a stationary wooden bridge was constructed, and still later an iron bridge was erected.
To personalize your trip to Gurnee, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Gurnee

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Gurnee

Chicago Best for: Museums, Historic Sites, Nightlife Springfield Best for: Museums, Historic Sites, Parks Glencoe Best for: Parks, Nightlife Galena Best for: Historic Sites, Breweries, Nightlife Schaumburg Best for: Fun & Games, Nightlife, Shopping

Where to stay in Gurnee

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Gurnee

3 days in Gurnee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gurnee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Denver & Gurnee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lake County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Illinois BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lake County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gurnee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lake County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lake County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Rosemont, Gurnee & Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Gurnee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in Chesapeake & Gurnee BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO August, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans