Introduction to Gurnee, Illinois
Gurnee, Illinois, in Lake county, is 3 miles W of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 37 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Gurnee has a population of 28,834.
Early settlers arrived in the village of Gurnee from the town of Warren, New York, on foot and horseback. The village of Gurnee was named in honor of the former Chicago Mayor, Walter S. Gurnee. The Milwaukee Road entered the area in 1836, having been laid out by three early settlers, Mark Noble, Thomas McClure, and Richard Steele. The village of Gurnee received major rainfall in May 2004, resulting in the worst flooding in eighteen years.
Gurnee and nearby Attractions
- Warren - Newport Public Library
- Gurnee Village Hall
- Grand Tri State Business Park
- Village Church of Gurnee
- Merit Club Golf Course
- Woodlawn Park
Things To Do In Gurnee
While in Gurnee, one can visit Gurney Mills, Lambs Corners, Dillys Corners, and Grand Tri State Business Park. Those interested in learning about the historical and cultural background of Gurnee can visit the public library and the village hall. The local Village Church of Gurnee and the Warren Cemetery are also worth seeing. One can spend a fun-filled day with family and friends at Woodlawn Park, Pembroke Community Park, Prairie Oaks Park, Six Flags Great America, and Viking Park. For golf lovers, the ideal places to visit are Merit Club Golf Course and Heather Ridge Golf Course.
Kenosha Regional Airport is nearby.
Gurnee Higher Education
Among the higher educational institutes near the village of Gurnee are the College of Lake County, Trinity International University, and Gateway Technical College.