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2014 Visit Lake County Year in Review

Wow, where has the year gone? It is hard to believe that 2014 has come to an end. I first want to take this moment and thank each and every one of you for reading our blogs the past year. Without you reading, sharing, visiting our website, VisitLakeCounty.org, exploring and vacationing in Lake County, none […]

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Conquer a Goliath Coaster at Six Flags Great America

If you’re seeking the thrill of a lifetime, look no further than Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. Today, the amusement park’s newest roller coaster, Goliath, opens to the public. Yesterday, a few members of the Lake County team were able to preview the appropriately-named Goliath roller coaster. Goliath will change everything you think you […]

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The Must Do’s and See’s of Lake County 2014

2014 is your year! Can you feel it?  It holds excitement and adventure around every corner!  It’s the year of new things and no regrets! The fun part of it all?  You don’t always need a plane ticket to discover a memory you’ll carry with you forever.  There are plenty of new things to try, […]

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A group of roller coaster fans from around the Chicago area take a construction tour of Goliath, the 180-foot wooden coaster that is taking shape on the site of the vacated Iron Wolf. As of the Dec. 9 tour, the project was reported to be about 10 percent complete. | Dan Moran/Sun-Times Media

Six Flags’ Goliath coaster construction pushes forward in cold weather By: Dan Moran, Sun Times Media

Padding through December’s first snowfall, roller coaster enthusiasts from around the Chicago area were dreaming of Memorial Day as they looked out at the first evidence of what will be Goliath, the new wooden coaster under construction at Six Flags Great America. “Great America-wise, there’s nothing here that’s going to be like it, I’ll tell […]

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World Record Setting Roller Coaster Coming to Six Flags!

That’s right! You heard me.  Coaster enthusiasts rejoice!  We’re talking the tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world. And it’s coming to Gurnee in 2014! The craziest thing about this coaster?  The the thing goes upside down… twice.  Oh, and there’s no shoulder restraints.  We’re talking over 70 miles an hour with […]

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