Tips, Tricks and the Best Rides at Six Flags Great America near Chicago USA!

Six Flags Great America is located in Gurnee Illinois, around 40 minutes north of Chicago. In 2019 I visited the park twice…well 3 times if you count the day we drove 3 and a half hours from Iowa, just to find out it was closed. So my first tip would be to check the opening hours the morning you plan to visit! (I couldn’t believe it was shut on the Friday of Labor Day weekend in AUGUST…August is peak theme park time in the UK!) I’m a huge fan of theme parks so here are some of my best tips and tricks for Six Flags Chicago!

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Indiana Dunes Hotels: Spring House Inn (& Speakeasy At The Spa) USA

Located less that an hour from Chicago USA, along the bottom of Lake Michigan is the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. If you’re looking for a hotel close to the dunes, Spring House Inn in Porter, Indiana, is a great option! The hotel is sandwiched between the I-94 and HWY 20 and less than a 10 minute drive from Indiana Dunes National and State Parks! The towns of Porter and Chesterton are just a short drive away.

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20 Places To Visit In The Midwest USA

After spending 4 years living in Iowa, I’m sharing 20 places to visit in the Midwest USA! My first experience of this area of the USA was actually back in 2011, as Route 66 starts in Chicago Illinois and passes through 3 of the Midwestern states. I have since explored 9 out of 12 states that make up the Midwest and here are a handful of places that I enjoyed!

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