Waukegan Information

Waukegan is in the Chicagoland region of Illinois on Lake Michigan and it has a large harbor. It is the county seat of Lake County, Illinois. Waukegan, first visited by Pere Marquette in 1673, is one of the oldest communities in Illinois. The city started as a French trading post and Potawatomi Indian settlement known as "Little Fort".

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Six Flags Great America
State Route 132 and I-94, Waukegan, IL
847-249-1776
Six Flags Great America is Chicago and Milwaukee's Six Flags theme park located in Gurnee, Illinois. It first opened in 1976 as Marriott's Great America. Six Flags purchased the park from the Marriott Corporation in 1984 making it the seventh park in the chain. Today, the park boasts eight themed sections, a 13-acre water park, three specially themed children's areas, and various other forms of entertainment.

Genesee Theatre
221 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
+1 847 782 2366
After sitting vacant for twelve years, the Genesee Theatre began its $23 million renovation in July of 2001 as part of the City of Waukegan's downtown renovation project. Now an 115,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility, the Genesee has expansive lobbies and lounges, stage size has been doubled and a balcony expansion has raised seating capacity to over 2,400, making the Genesee Theatre one of the largest facilities of its kind in the region.

Great Lakes Naval Museum
P.O. Box 886307, Waukegan, IL 60088
847-688-3154
The Naval Station Great Lakes Museum Exhibit is a government-owned and operated museum dedicated to telling the story "boot camp" training in the United States Navy, and in particular, the Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. Although originally one of four boot camps, it is now home to Recruit Training Command, the only Navy recruit training command. A special section of the museum is dedicated to the expanding role of women in the United States Navy.