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Six Flags Great America


Six Flags Great America

The double-decker carousel at Six Flags Great America.

Six Flags, 2006. Used with permission.
The highly popular Six Flags Great America has a great collection of coasters that keeps visitors screaming from one end of the park to the other. While roller coasters are certainly its highlight, Six Flags isn't just about the thrills. Its Hurricane Harbor water park (included with admission) is huge and includes Skull Island, an enormous interactive water play center. Between the two parks, Great America offers over 75 rides and attractions.


Park Information: (847) 249-INFO (4636)
Guest Relations: (847) 249-1776 x4625


Gurnee, Illinois (near Chicago)


Tickets to the theme park include admission to the onsite water park. Reduced price for children (under 54"). 3 and under are free. Discounted tickets are often available online. Season pass tickets include admission to all Six Flags parks.

For an additional fee, the park offers the Flash Pass go-to-the-front-of-the-lines program. VIP tours available for an extra fee (which is quite high).

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From Chicago: I-94W or I-294W. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.

From Milwaukee: I-94E. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.

From Western Illinois: I-88E to I-294N. I-294 North becomes I-94W. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.

Park Highlights:

  • Among its great thrill machines, the park features Raging Bull, a well-regarded hypercoaster, the flying coaster, Superman- Ultimate Flight, the launched coaster, Vertical Velocity, and X-Flight, a wild wing coaster.
  • Younger kids will enjoy Looney Tunes National Park with rides, shows, and a huge interactive play center designed for them.
  • The Hurricane Harbor Water Park is enormous and offers plenty of water slides and other activities.

Other Park Info:

New at the Park:

New for 2014

The world's fastest, tallest, and steepest wooden roller coaster is on its way to the park. But is it really a wooden coaster?

New for 2013

igNIGHT -- Grand Finale
Spectacular nighttime show with fireworks, live performers, and more.

New for 2012

North America's first announced wing coaster is coming to the park for the 2012 season. What the heck is a wing coaster? Check it out.

New for 2011:

Riptide Bay
The water park, Hurricane Harbor, will be getting bigger with a new area that will feature a new FlowRider surfing attraction, new water slides, and and an activity pool with watery diversions for younger visitors.

Halloween Event:

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