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 Six Flags Great America tips (near Chicago)!

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9 Best Amusement Parks In The Midwest USA

It’s summer! And that means that the theme parks in the Midwest once again open their gates for thrill seekers to get their adrenaline fixes!  I think the Midwest gets a little overlooked when it comes to USA theme parks, with the masses flocking to the likes of Orlando or California (Disney, I’m looking at you…) but do you know what, the Midwest has some beasts for rollercoasters with the added benefit of reasonably priced tickets and line wait times being shorter!  Win win! I teamed up with some fellow travel bloggers to share with you some of the best amusement parks in the Midwest!

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The Best Mall of America Rides at the Mall of America Indoor Theme Park! | Minnesota USA

I didn’t even shop at the Mall of America! Ironic hey, go to a mall to do no shopping?!  But believe me, it’s possible to spend a whole day at the Mall of America in Bloomington Minnesota without even entering one of the 500+ stores. (Actually that’s a lie, the parking lots enter the mall through stores, so maybe you’ll have to go into just one!). Especially on a rainy/dull/cold/blizzard day the Mall is a perfect attraction, everything is under one roof! There’s even an indoor theme park!  Here are some of my favourite things to do at Mall of America and a look at some of my favourite Mall of America rides!

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