Gurnee is wonderful town located right off of I-94 and Grand Avenue.
However, there is a slew of other eateries, places to play, shopping areas, community festivals and then some in the Lake County Village of Gurnee.
The village of Gurnee was founded in 1928, but there is history that oozes out of the Lake County suburb that dates back to the early 1800s. Just east of Milwaukee Road and on Grand Avenue was known as Marm Rudd’s Tavern. This location was a stage coach stop for travelers, but also served as a stop for runaway slaves during the underground railroad. This treasure is now called Mother Rudd House and Museum and is still erected to this day.
Some notable people that hailed from the area include actor Kevin Anderson who is known for movies such as Risky Business, Charlotte’s Web and television show Nothing Sacred, Pro Hockey Player Greg Rallo who has played for the Florida Panthers in the NHL and late journalist and Semi-Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Weigel, who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News, NBC, ABC and CBS Chicago.
From shopping to thrills, to splashtastic fun, to historical goodies, to the great
outdoors – Gurnee is the place to make plans for next weekend.
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