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Gurnee is a village located in Lake County in the northeast corner of Illinois. It borders the city of Waukegan and is 37 miles north of the Chicago metropolitan area. As of 2005, the estimated population was 30,772 residents. Several members of the Chicago Bears have made Gurnee their home, including NFL record holder, Devin Hester. The town of Gurnee is home to Gurnee Mills, which is the fourth largest shopping mall in the state of Illinois. Called "The Best in the Midwest," Gurnee Mills attracts more than 23 million shoppers each year. The mall is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132.) The village of Gurnee is also the site of a large, well known amusement park that offers rides, entertainment, a waterpark, special events and lots of good food. As part of Lake County, the Gurnee region has lots to offer, including 75 inland lakes and ponds. The Lake County Forest Preserve is 25,268 acres of land that offers educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. The Preserve contains 112 miles of trails, public access to the Fox River, three public golf courses, plus fishing ponds and lakes. Other recreational activities available in the area include swimming, boating, hiking, sledding, skiing, snowmobiling and ice skating. Gurnee is also just a short drive to Chain O Lakes State Park, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Illinois Beach State Park and Lake Michigan charter fishing.

Surrounding areas: Waukegan, Illinois (3.5 mi), Lake Villa, Illinois (8.0 mi), Lake Forest, Illinois (10.5 mi), Highwood, Illinois (13.1 mi), Port Barrington, Illinois (18.1 mi), McHenry, Illinois (18.3 mi), Oak Park, Illinois (24.4 mi)

Gurnee Vacation Rentals

Gurnee Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Adventure Inn & Suites3740 GrandGurnee, IL (847) 623-7777
Baymont Inn & Suites-chicago N (gurnee)5688 N RDG RdGurnee, IL (847) 662-7600
Comfort Inn Gurnee6080 Gurnee Mills Blvd EGurnee, IL (708) 855-8866
Comfort Suites5430 Grand AveGurnee, IL (847) 782-0890
Country Inn & Suites Gurnee5420 Grand AveGurnee, IL (847) 625-9700
El Rancho Motel36355 N Us Hwy 41Gurnee, IL (847) 623-5237
Extended Stay America5724 Northridge DrGurnee, IL (847) 662-3060
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Gurnee6090 Gurnee Mills Blvd EGurnee, IL (708) 855-8868
Hampton Inn-gurnee5550 Grand AveGurnee, IL (847) 662-1100
Hollywood Inn3803 GrandviewGurnee, IL ( ) -
Jail Inn3815 GrandviewGurnee, IL (847) 623-7777
Sweet Basil Hill Farm15937 W WashingtonGurnee, IL (847) 244-3333
Courtyard By Marriott Chicago Waukegan800 Lakehurst RdWaukegan, IL3.0 mi.(847) 689-8000
Stardust Motel3109 Belvidere RdMC Gaw Park, IL3.2 mi.(847) 336-3472
Comfort Inn Waukegan3031 BelvidereWaukegan, IL3.2 mi.(847) 623-1400
Best Inns Of America Waukegan31 N Green Bay RdWaukegan, IL3.3 mi.(708) 366-9000
Crossland1177 S Northpoint BlvdWaukegan, IL3.6 mi.(847) 688-0402
Residence Inn By Marriott / Waukegan1440 S White Oak DrWaukegan, IL3.6 mi.(847) 689-9240
Candlewood Suites1151 S Waukegan RdWaukegan, IL4.0 mi.(847) 578-5250
Best Western Of Waukegan411 S Greenbay RdWaukegan, IL4.7 mi.(847) 244-6100
Quality Inn Waukegan619 S Grn Bay RdWaukegan, IL4.7 mi.(847) 662-3200
Ramada Inn Waukegan Gurnee200 N Greenbay RdWaukegan, IL4.7 mi.(847) 244-2400
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites77 Buckley RdLibertyville, IL4.9 mi.(847) 549-7878
Best Inns Of America Libertyville1809 N Milwaukee AveLibertyville, IL5.1 mi.(847) 816-8006
Best Western Hitch-inn Post Motor Inn1765 N Milwaukee AveLibertyville, IL5.1 mi.(847) 362-8700
Econo Lodge2315 Green Bay RdNorth Chicago, IL5.4 mi.(847) 689-4500
Red Carpet Inn N Chicago3207 Buckley RdNorth Chicago, IL5.7 mi.(847) 689-9400
Sleep Inn3250 Bittersweet AveLake Bluff, IL5.9 mi.(847) 578-9900
Ron Ric Motel1415 22ND StNorth Chicago, IL5.9 mi.(847) 689-3100
Candlewood Suites1100 N US Rt 45Libertyville, IL6.5 mi.(847) 247-9900
Sheridan Motel Zion3412 N Sheridan RdZion, IL6.9 mi.(847) 872-8236
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson1100 33rd StZion, IL7.0 mi.(847) 746-0101
Illinois Beach Resort & Conference CenterOne Lk Front DrZion, IL7.2 mi.(847) 625-7300
Motor Inn Motel41470 North Rt 41Zion, IL7.2 mi.(847) 395-7300
Parkside Motel3070 Sheridan RdZion, IL7.2 mi.(847) 746-8133
Rosecrans Motel41550 N Rt 41Zion, IL7.2 mi.(847) 395-1189
By The Way Motel123 Skokie BlvdLake Bluff, IL7.5 mi.(847) 234-1789
Sunset Motel511 Rockland RdLake Bluff, IL7.5 mi.(847) 234-4669
Emanuelson Inn1241 Shiloh BlvdZion, IL7.6 mi.(847) 872-8488
American Inn Motel Of Beach PK39018 Sheridan RdZion, IL8.0 mi.(847) 746-2095
Bed & Breakfast
Round Robin Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast Inn231 E Maple AveMundelein, IL7.5 mi.(847) 566-7664
T C Smith Historic Inn Bed & Breakfast865 Main StLake Geneva, WI29.5 mi.(262) 248-1097

Gurnee Weather & Climate

Northeast Illinois , near Lake Michigan, lies midway between the Continental Divide and the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is typically continental with cold winters, warm summers, and frequent short fluctuations in temperature, humidity, cloudiness and wind direction. Lake Michigan greatly influences the climate of northeastern Illinois. The large thermal mass of the lake tends to moderate temperatures, causing cooler summers and warmer winters. Cool lake breezes provide relief from summer heat and the lake also tends to increase cloudiness and suppress summer precipitation. Winter precipitation is enhanced by lake-effect snows that occur when winds blow from the north or northeast. These winds allow air to pass over the relatively warm lake, boosting storm system energy and water content, leading to increased snowfall.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 12°F 1.92 in. -
February 32°F 16°F 1.74 in. -
March 43°F 26°F 2.23 in. -
April 54°F 35°F 3.79 in. -
May 66°F 45°F 3.29 in. -
June 77°F 55°F 3.71 in. -
July 81°F 61°F 3.13 in. -
August 80°F 60°F 3.62 in. -
September 73°F 52°F 3.35 in. -
October 61°F 40°F 2.63 in. -
November 47°F 29°F 3.18 in. -
December 33°F 18°F 2.02 in. -

Gurnee Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located about 27 miles south of Gurnee in Chicago, Illinois, the Du Page airport (DPA) located approximately 36 miles southwest of Gurnee in Chicago / West Chicago, Illinois, the General Mitchell International airport (MKE) located roughly 39 miles north of Gurnee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and finally the Greater Rockford airport (RFD) located around 60 miles west of Gurnee in Rockford, Illinois.

Gurnee Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL 
DinorexArlington HeightsIL20.0 mi.
DinorexCrystal LakeIL21.5 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL26.3 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL29.0 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL30.8 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL33.1 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL33.7 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL34.5 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL39.2 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL45.1 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN66.8 mi.
Little A-Merrick-AMarshallWI79.3 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI84.3 mi.
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL25.7 mi.
Magic WatersCherry ValleyIL52.7 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI104.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Bittersweet Golf ClubGurneeIL 
Heather Ridge Golf CourseGurneeIL 
Midlane Country ClubWadsworthIL3.1 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf CourseWaukeganIL4.0 mi.
Bonnie Brook Golf CourseWaukeganIL5.0 mi.
Greenshire Golf CourseBeach ParkIL5.3 mi.
ThunderHawk Golf ClubBeach ParkIL5.3 mi.
Brae Loch Golf CourseGrayslakeIL5.9 mi.
Stonewall Orchard Golf ClubGrays LakeIL6.2 mi.
Foss Park Golf CourseNorth ChicagoIL6.3 mi.
Libertyville Golf CourseLibertyvilleIL6.7 mi.
Shepherds Crook Golf CourseZionIL7.0 mi.
Shiloh Park Golf CourseZionIL7.0 mi.
Hickory Knoll Golf CourseLake VillaIL7.2 mi.
Renwood Golf CourseRound LakeIL8.1 mi.
Countryside Golf CourseMundeleinIL8.7 mi.
Four Winds Golf CourseMundeleinIL8.7 mi.
Pine Meadow Golf ClubMundeleinIL8.7 mi.
Steeple Chase Golf ClubMundeleinIL8.7 mi.
Village Green Country ClubMundeleinIL8.7 mi.
Lake Bluff Golf ClubLake BluffIL9.1 mi.
Deer Path Golf CourseLake ForestIL10.0 mi.
Antioch Golf ClubAntiochIL10.2 mi.
Vernon Hills Golf CourseVernon HillsIL11.2 mi.
White Deer Run Golf CourseVernon HillsIL11.6 mi.
Fox Lake Country ClubFox LakeIL12.5 mi.
Bristol Oaks Country ClubBristolWI13.1 mi.
Lakemoor Golf CourseLakemoorIL13.5 mi.
Highland Park Country ClubHighland ParkIL14.1 mi.
Kemper Lakes Golf ClubLong GroveIL14.5 mi.
Ski Areas
SunburstKewaskumWI80.5 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI105.0 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI114.3 mi.
State Parks
Illinois Beach State ParkIL6.8 mi. 
Chain O'Lakes State ParkIL12.8 mi. 
Moraine Hills State ParkIL16.2 mi. 
Big Foot Beach State ParkWI27.8 mi. 
Kohl Children's MuseumWilmetteIL23.7 mi.(Children's)
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and MuseumOak ParkIL34.8 mi.(History)
Garfield Farm and Inn MuseumSt. CharlesIL37.2 mi.(History)
PullmanChicagoIL39.2 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL39.2 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Art)
D'Arcy Museum of ArtChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Art)
David and Alfred Smart Museum of ArtChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Art)
Martin D'Arcy Museum of ArtChicagoIL39.2 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI25.4 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL38.4 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL39.2 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL39.2 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI45.8 mi.
Henry Vilas ZooMadisonWI88.6 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN98.9 mi.
International Crane FoundationBarabooWI118.7 mi.

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