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Things to do in Waukegan

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Awesome waterpark and amusement park 15 minutes away max. A whole day of fun!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Record Shop
“As a local, I avoid this place like the plague. Others who like to shop seem to like it, though, so I figured I'd add it to the list. They open up the mall early to mall walkers, if that's the kind of thing you are interested in.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“With over 200 stores, Gurnee Mills is the largest outlet mall in Illinois! It is located 19 minutes away.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Theatre
“Check-out the link for upcoming shows at the beautiful Genesee Theatre just a 10 minute walk. www.geneseetheatre.com ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
“Big reclining seats and discount days. $5 movies all day and night on Tuesday with free popcorn and other specials! There is a full bar and restaurant on site with great burgers and pizza.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“It's worth a drive-by to gawk. A local eccentric built a gold pyramid here. They do some tours, which I have heard are expensive and limited in scope.”
  • 1 local recommends
Theme Park
“One of the top amusement parks in US. Summer only. For smaller kids, Santa's Village. Indoor amusement park for small kids, Go Bananas”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for food and drinks. Some nights they offer live bands. www.theshantyrestaurant.com ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Opened in 1911, Naval Station Great Lakes (NSGL) is the Navy’s largest training installation and the home of the Navy’s only Boot Camp. Located on over 1600 acres overlooking Lake Michigan, the installation includes 1,153 buildings with 39 on the National Register of Historic Places.”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“The great lakes Naval Center is but 11 minutes away. This a naval training center and base. It can be a great experience to visit the visitors center and tour the museum. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“THE PLACE for Mediterranean! I love their lamb dishes and stuffed grape leaves, apparently made fresh on site. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great place for food and drinks. Some nights they offer live bands. www.theshantyrestaurant.com ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“THE PLACE for Mediterranean! I love their lamb dishes and stuffed grape leaves, apparently made fresh on site. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
Restaurant
“With generous serving sizes, you will be satisfied and FULL after eating here!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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