Introduction to Grayslake, Illinois
Grayslake, Illinois, in Lake county, is 10 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 39 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Grayslake has a population of 18,506.
The area now known as Grayslake was first settled in 1836. The Rich family from New York were one of the early settlers in this area. The Wisconsin Central Railroad station was built in 1886. The post office was also established in the same year. The first doctor in the area was Dr. Schaffer, who settled here in 1889. Grayslake was incorporated as a village in 1895. The Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad first entered the village in 1899.
Grayslake and nearby Attractions
- Six Flags Great America
- Volo Auto Museum
- Chain O' Lakes Area ArtWorks Children's Museum
- Lake County Discovery Museum
- Illinois Beach State Park
- Moraine Hills State Park
Things To Do In Grayslake
While staying in Grayslake, you can visit Round Lake and Round Lake Beach. The village also offers a recreational lake known as Gray’s Lake. In addition, you can visit Jaycee Park, Daniel Barry Memorial Skate Park, and Central Park. The Esper A. Petersen Foundation Family Aquatic Center is also worth visiting. In addition, the Village of Grayslake organizes a number of recreational events and programs throughout the year.
Air transportation is available from Kenosha Regional Airport.
Grayslake Higher Education
College of Lake County is the local college. Trinity International University and William Rainey Harper College are also nearby.