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A Tourist’s Guide to Video Slots in Lake County

Chicago Botanic Garden

Between Chicago and Milwaukee, Lake County, Illinois is
the place to enjoy the outdoors. You can bet on an adventure with more than 200 lakes and rivers, 40 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, and almost 31,000 acres of forest preserves. Ready to explore? Like our video slot tour of Cook County, here are five must-see spots in Lake County and where to play slots along the way.

Ravinia Festival

Ravinia reigns as North America’s oldest outdoor music festival. Just steps away from Metra’s Union Pacific North Line, it opened in 1904 as an amusement park to lure people to the railroad. Today it’s one of the state’s most beloved concert venues. Each year, Ravinia hosts more than 140 events. In Martin Theater, the only building that stands from the original park, you can watch recitals by world-leading classical musicians. Outside, the pavilion stage treats music lovers to acts like The Beach Boys, Jethro Tull, 50 Cent, Tony Bennett, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. An expansive lawn surrounds the pavilion, making Ravinia the ideal spot for a summertime show. Bring a picnic and arrive early!

Nearby Video Slots:

Lake House: 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff

Rita’s: 13744 W. Rockland Road, Green Oaks

Andy’s Dam Inn: 1000 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling

Classic Bowl: 8540 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove

Howard Street Inn: 6676 W. Howard Street, Niles


Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America

Looking for a thrill? Stop at Six Flags Great America from April through December. Open since 1976, the Gurnee amusement park has 15 roller coasters, live entertainment, a 20-acre water park, and four fun-filled areas for kids with dozens of rides. The park’s latest claim to fame is the Mardi Gras Hangover. At 100 feet tall, it’s the largest loop roller coaster in the world. There’s also a Mardi Gras Festival, plus other seasonal celebrations like the Fall Festival, Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park.

Nearby Video Slots:

Fat Mans Inn: 36309 N. Route 41, Gurnee

Club Tiki: 3500 Sunset Avenue, Waukegan

Big Ed’s BBQ: 4030 N. Point Boulevard, Waukegan

Red Iguana Nightclub: 454 N. Green Bay Road, Waukegan

The Cottage Tap: 18580 W. Old Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake


Illinois Beach State Park

Illinois Beach State Park

For outdoorsy folks, find year-round adventure at Illinois Beach State Park. Nestled next to Lake Michigan, the park features 4,000 acres of shore, dunes, marsh, and forest. These untouched landscapes are home to a variety of animals and plants, like colorful wildflowers and stalky cattails. The park is six miles north of Waukegan where you can bike, camp, cross country ski, fish, hike, and swim all in one place. When the weather cooperates, make your way to the lake to walk the last remaining beach ridge shoreline in Illinois.

Nearby Video Slots:

Addison & Clark’s Bar and Grill: 37895 N. Sheridan Road, Beach Park

Lucky Jack’s Gaming Café: 2256 Sheridan Road, Zion

Lady Lucky: 1423 Golf Road, Waukegan

Hickory House: 38652 N. Sheridan Road, Beach Park

Time Out Sports Pub: 1706 7th Street, Winthrop Harbor


Volo Antique Mall

This sprawling, nearly 60-year-old picker paradise is “your cool grandma’s mall.” The Gert family opened Volo Antique Mall in 1960 and has packed it with antiques and muscle cars ever since. Bring a water bottle and wear comfy shoes. There are seven miles of aisles in the buildings and barns that dot the property. Inside you’ll find restored antique furniture, gas station signs, vintage storage, retro toys, comic collectibles, and lots more. Bonus: admission and parking are free.

Nearby Video Slots:

Bobby’s Barrel Inn: 35009 N. Gilmer Road, Round Lake

The Longshot Sports Pub: 614 W. Rand Road, Lakemoor

The Sports Page: 2314 W. Route 120, McHenry

JJ Twig’s: 1200 N. Main Street, Wauconda

Side Lot Brewing: 110 Slocum Lake Road, Wauconda


Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden Video Slots in Lake County

Impress someone special with a stroll around the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. The living plant museum opened in 1972 thanks to the Chicago Horticultural Society, which has held flower shows since 1890 (including one at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago). Millions of plants bloom here year round. In fact, there are 27 gardens on and around nine islands, from a garden of spruce and pine trees to another with miniature trains navigating 1,600 feet of track. Chicago Botanic Garden is also a hub for research, with scientists exploring how plant conservation can help combat pollution and climate change.

Nearby Video Slots:

Betty’s Bistro: 20554 Milwaukee Avenue, Deerfield

Bringer Inn: 6230 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove

Riggio’s Restaurant: 7530 W. Oakton Street, Niles

Prairie House Tavern: 2710 N. Main Street, Buffalo Grove

Frank’s Lounge: 2234 Green Bay Road, North Chicago


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