Activities in North Chicago

Mini Golf, Game Tokens, and Ice Cream for 2, 4, or 6 at The People's Choice Family Fun Center (Up to 67% Off)

The People's Choice Family Fun Center

The People's Choice Family Fun Center

$29.38 $12

Glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-golf course delights with carnival- and circus-inspired décor and obstacles guarding 18 holes

6, 8, or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Body Soiree (Half Off)

Body Soiree

The Bevier Park

$60 $30

Group boot-camp sessions challenge participants to meet personal fitness goals

LEAD Parent University Keynote with Ashley Merryman at Gorton Community Center on October 8 (Up to 35% Off)

LEAD Parent University Keynote with Ashley Merryman

Gorton Community Center

$40 $26

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New York Times–bestseller Ashley Merryman uses new social-science experiments to challenge common beliefs about parenting

Modern-Sporting-Rifle (AR) Class for One or Two or Virtual Range Time at Gander Mountain Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Gander Mountain Academy

Burke

$99 $49

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Students use inert AR style rifles in the classroom to learn field stripping, cleaning, loading, and shooting from different positions

$30 for a One-Month Fitness Membership at Advocate Condell Centre Club ($92 Value). Two Locations.

Advocate Condell Centre Club

Multiple Locations

$92 $30

Expansive roster of group fitness classes complements exercise machines, therapy programs, indoor pool, and track at spacious clubs

Mirror-Maze Adventure for Two, Four, or Six at Amazing Mirror Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Amazing Mirror Maze

Gurnee Mills Mall

$16 $8

Wall-to-wall reflections in 1,800-square-foot neon space creates a fun, challenging maze for guests to conquer and escape

$9 for a Tour for One at The Gold Pyramid ($15 Value)

The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

$15 $9

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Steve's Personal Training (65% Off)

Steve's Personal Training

Gurnee

$150 $53

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5 or 10 All-Ages Martial-Arts Classes at Lee's Tae Kwon Do (Up to 59% Off)

Lee's Tae Kwon Do

Gurnee

$60 $29

Gain self-defense techniques and confidence in a spacious 5,000 square-foot facility helmed by encouraging instructors

One or Two Tactical Laser-Tag Sessions for Two or Four at Tactical Combat (Up to 51% Off)

Tactical Combat

Gurnee

$80 $39

During one-hour sessions, players engage in 6–7 games that simulate combat adventures with replica M16/M4 laser guns

10 or 20 Classes or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit UXO (Up to 52% Off)

CrossFit UXO

Gurnee

$145 $70

Complete physical and mental fitness program uses varying functional fitness exercises to torch calories and increase mobility and strength

$100 for $199 Groupon — Crossfit Gurnee

Crossfit Gurnee

Gurnee

$199 $100

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Two-Hour Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Jump America (Up to 59% Off)

Jump America

Gurnee

$40 $17

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Kids bounce and play within 16,000-square-foot facility filled with trampolines and foam pits

Kids and Adult Day Passes to Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Month of Unlimited Bootcamp, Boxing, or Kickboxing Classes at Toughman Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off). Two Options Available.

Toughman Bootcamp

Libertyville

$149 $35

Extreme-style military drills overseen by experienced staff; boxing classes cover proper form and technique for both speed and power punches

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Primal Health & Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Primal Health & Fitness

Libertyville

$99 $39

CrossFit classes accommodate all fitness levels with ever-varied routines that use kettlebells, weights, medicine balls, and cardio drills

10 or 20 Classes at Total Body Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Total Body Yoga

Multiple Locations

$145 $49

With more than 60 sessions offered each week, this yoga center has classes to fit most any schedule or practice needs

One Hours of Bowling for Up to 6 or 12 with Shoes and Drinks at Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes (Up to 72% Off)

Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes

Green Oaks (Lake Bluff)

$86 $25

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Neighborhood bowling alley entertains guests with bowling on 12 automatically scored lanes

Lego Robotics Model Build & Play Pass or Day Camp at C&A Robot Factory (Up to 54% Off). Nine Options Available.

C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$30 $15

Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

Household Membership or History Lover Membership at the Wisconsin Historical Society and Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Wisconsin Historical Society

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Membership includes discounted or free admission to the Society's historic sites, from Black Point Estate to Old World Wisconsin in Eagle

Roller-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 with Rental Skates and Snacks at Just for Fun Roller Rink (Up to 69% Off)

Just for Fun Roller Rink

Multiple Locations

$24 $9.50

Roller skates careen across hardwood floors while popular music plays; packages include popcorn and drinks

$55 for 10 Group Fitness Classes ($250 Value)

VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

$69 for Three Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Pine Grove Equestrian Center (Up to $150 Value)

Pine Grove Equestrian Center

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

4, 8, or 12 Personal-Training Sessions at Fitness Revolution (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Revolution

Mundelein

$69 $29

Certified trainers combine resistance and functional training into customized programs that help clients increase strength and tone muscles

Two, Four, or Six Indoor Amusement Center Passes to Party Fantasy Up to 55% Off)

Party Fantasy

Mundelein

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$166.50 $39

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

$64 for 30 Minutes of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag for Up to 10 Players at WhirlyBall ($150 Value)

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

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Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

One or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at JG ProFitness (Up to 61% Off)

JG ProFitness

Vernon Hills

$75 $29

Led by a seasoned collegiate athlete who blends cardio and strength training into each session

All-Day Paintball Package with Admission and Equipment Rental for Four or Six from Paintballtickets.com (Up to 67% Off)

Paintballtickets.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Paintballers splatter opponents with pigment on a regulation field and scenario arena with whitewashed obstacles

$35 for $100 Worth of Personal Training — LEVEL Fitness at the Arena

Level Fitness

Vernon Hills

$100 $35

Certified master trainer provides fitness training customized to you, no matter your goal.

Three 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions with or without a Partner at Trainer Troy Smith (70% Off)

Trainer Troy Smith

Highland Park

$240 $72

Certified trainer Troy Smith helps clients tone muscle and burn fat using kettlebells, free weights, TRX equipment, and boxing workouts

Two or Four One-on-One Personal-Training Sessions at Your Wellness Circle (Up to 93% Off)

Your Wellness Circle

Highland Park

$180 $15

Fitness experts help you tighten and tone or lose weight with a custom exercise program

Six Introductory CrossFit Classes With Option for Two Weeks of Classes at Performance Factory Training (Up to 70% Off)

Performance Factory Training

Highwood

$150 $49

CrossFit classes build stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Krav Maga Illinois ($149 Value)

Krav Maga Illinois

Highland Park

$149 $49

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Certified instructors teach the self defense and awareness techniques of krav maga, a martial art developed for the Israeli military

10 or 20 Self-Defense Training Classes or a One-on-One Training Session at Spetsnaz USA (Up to 63% Off)

Spetsnaz USA

Highland Park

$200 $89.99

Instructor leads crushalo training, a hand-to-hand style of combat used by the Soviet military; classes meet five days a week

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Apex Fitness (65% Off)

Apex Fitness

Grayslake

$120 $42

Come in to experience award-winning group training for all levels of fitness

$40 for One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes at Senzational Fitness ($85 Value)

Senzational Fitness

Grayslake

$85 $40

Students gain strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in karate classes

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

5 or 10 Partner Training Sessions at Institute For Human Performance (I.H.P) (70% Off)

Institute For Human Performance (I.H.P)

Deerfield

$750 $225

Trainer and natural body-builder with more than eight years of experience customizes workouts inside a 10,000 square-foot facility

Training at Thompson Fitness at Institute for Human Performance (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available

Thompson Fitness at Institute for Human Performance

Deerfield

$255 $89

Certified trainers introduce customized fitness programs, or movement analysis to enhance golf swing with improved balance and core strength

Introductory Ballroom Dance Classes for Two at Social Style (82% Off)

Social Style

Delafield

$220 $39

Specialists in 12 styles of ballroom dancing

$39 for a 30-Minute Comprehensive Lesson and Swing Evaluation at Dynamic Golf Institute ($90 Value)

Dynamic Golf Institute

Dynamic Golf Institute

$90 $39

Instructor analyzes the student’s swing and customizes the lesson to individual needs, abilities, and goals

$22 for a Discover Scuba Course at Underwater Connection ($45 Value)

Underwater Connection

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

PADI-certified instructors oversee classes in pool, teaching basics of safety, equipment use, and diving technique

$29 for a Four-Week Beginner Yoga Series at North Shore Yoga ($70 Value)

North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes from Lake Country Training ($100 Value)

Lake Country Training

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

ACE-certified personal trainer leads a mostly outdoor boot camp, employing everything from pushups to obstacle courses to shape up clients

Personal or Group Training at Infinite Health and Performance (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Infinite Health and Performance

Deerfield

$375 $149

Trainers work with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them tone up, lose inches, and build muscle

One Week or One Month of Brazilian Jujitsu at Chicago Martial Arts - Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 73% Off)

Chicago Martial Arts- Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Deerfield

$40 $15

Professional instructors teach the grappling and self-defense techniques of Brazilian jujitsu

Open-Gym Passes or Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids at Quick Stick Lacrosse and More (Up to 61% Off)

Quick Stick Lacrosse and More

Volo

$50 $25

The open gym and parties include access to dodgeballs, baseball equipment, and lacrosse equipment

$66 for $110 Worth of Gymnastics — American Eagles Gymnastics and Tumbling

American Eagles Gymnastics And Tumbling

Round Lake

$110 $66

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4-Week Boot Camp from Sean Taylor Performance Training (45% Off)

Sean Taylor Performance Training

Volo

$99 $54

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45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

VOLO Auto Museum

$199 $79

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$34 for One Month of Drop-In Fitness Classes at The Sweatshop ($200 Value)

The Sweatshop

Buffalo Grove

$200 $34

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Get in shape with one month of unlimited muscle-sculpting and calorie-burning fitness classes

Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (52% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

$120 $58

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

10 Yoga Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sky Fitness (67% Off)

Sky Fitness

Buffalo Grove

$150 $49

Yoga disciplines like vinyasa, agni hot yoga, aerial, mighty body band, and gentle taught within 61,000 sq. ft. gym's dedicated yoga studio

Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

One or Three Months of Unlimited Group Training Sessions with a Fitness Assessment at Fitness Revolution (86% Off)

Fitness Revolution

Buffalo Grove

$339 $49

Combined with an initial fitness assessment, group fitness sessions target individuals' goals through total-body workouts

$28 for $110 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove

$110 $28

Fitness and conditioning using weights, bodyweight exercises, and fitness kickboxing routines to help you get into shape.

Three or Five Dance Lessons at Bravo Ballroom Dance Studio (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Bravo Ballroom Dance Studio

Wheeling

$180 $89

Instructors teach students of all ages and abilities ballroom or Latin dance techniques

$99 for $198 Worth of Services at Premier Fitness

Premier Fitness

Wheeling

$198 $99

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5 or 10 CrossFit, Yoga, or Spinning Classes at Chicago Fit Life (Up to 67% Off)

Chicago Fit Life

Wheeling

$100 $49

Learn functional CrossFit exercises, stretch out with yoga, or hit the stationary bike

One or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Fusion Health Chicago (Up to 78% Off)

Fusion Health Chicago

Schaumburg

$150 $45

Custom personal-training sessions help build strength and boost metabolism

5 or 10 Tango or Ballet Classes at Tango 21 (Up to 68% Off)

Tango 21

Multiple Locations

$65 $22

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Optional Cart Rental for Two or Four at Willow Hill Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Willow Hill Golf Course

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart, Hot Dogs, and Beer at Mission Hills Country Club (Up to 59% Off)

Mission Hills Country Club

Northfield

$154 $69

Clusters of thick forest and intersecting waterways line the fairways of this mature course open since 1926

Six Training Sessions from Keep The Beat Wellness (65% Off)

Keep The Beat Wellness

Northbrook

$198 $69

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One or Three Golf Fitness Sessions with Nike Golf-Performance Specialist at Chain Reflex Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Chain Reflex Fitness

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

One Month of Boot-Camp Classes with Optional Nutrition Counseling at Keep It Sexy Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Keep It Sexy Fitness

Northbrook

$150 $47

Boot-camp classes help exercisers burn calories and build muscle, while nutrition counseling shows them how to maintain a healthy diet

$18 for Nickel City Family Entertainment Center Visit for Four with Pizza, Pop, and Gameplay ($31.99 Value)

Nickel City

Northbrook

$31.99 $18

Share a large pizza and pitcher of soda between turns on 100+ nickel-operated video and redemption games

Beer-Tasting Admission for Two at Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival on October 10 or 11 (56% Off)

Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival

Henry J. Paulus Park

$87.90 $39

This Bavarian-style beer festival showcases more than 45 brews from acclaimed regional breweries in addition to live music and craft vendors

$27 for a Punch Card for Five Indoor-Play Visits at Chicago TreeHouse ($52.50 Value)

Chicago TreeHouse

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $27

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (Up to 73% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$59 $16

Beginners and advanced students alike can increase their fitness and abilities during classes focused on heavy-bag drills and conditioning

$25 for One Indoor Paintless Paintball Session for Two at Kits Sports Center ($50 Value)

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

$20 for $40 Groupon — Cinnamon's DanceWorks

Cinnamon's Danceworks

Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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$59 for 10 Group Pilates or Yoga Classes at Yin Yang Pilates and Yoga ($140 Value)

Yin Yang Pilates and Yoga

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

$19 for Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba (68% Off)

Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

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Having opened in 1974, Foss Park Golf Club embarks on its fifth decade of challenging golfers to demonstrate long drives and precise approaches on its 18-hole course. The layout arcs across a grassy patch dotted with ponds, a stream, and clusters of trees, all of which aim to keep golfers as far away from the par of 72 as possible. Rather than lifting weights in an effort blast shots directly through tree trunks, golfers can learn to work shots around obstacles with some time on the lighted grass-tee driving range or a lesson with PGA head pro Gabe Monroe.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,839 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 126 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole

3124 Argonne Dr
North Chicago,
IL
US

Inside The Asylum Skatepark & Skateshop, boards flip and fly over ramps and half-pipes before grinding atop lips and sliding across rails. It’s there where skaters attempt new moves and perfect tricks in a skate park designed to welcome rookies and challenge veterans. Visitors can also take private one-on-one lessons while there and outfit themselves with new gear from the shop.

29850 N Skokie Hwy
Lake Bluff,
IL
US

Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.

631 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan,
IL
US

If you've been bowling in Chicago, chances are pretty good you've been to a Chicagoland Bowling establishment. With member centers from the north to the south, the organization connects pin destroyers all over the city. The advantages of this network include tournaments that span the entire region, scholarship programs for talented youth bowlers, and a cornucopia of options for clowns who juggle bowling pins.

2015 North Lewis Avenue
Waukegan,
IL
US

Zip Fitness's staff strives to keep intimidation from creeping in to each of the five gyms. To welcome all exercisers—even those who have never had gym memberships before—Gym Geniuses stroll through each location donning bright-red shirts that signal their availability to help guests operate the various machines and guide them in drafting fitness goals and coming up with routines for the day. They've stocked each location with strength equipment from brands such as Precor and Life Fitness, and a guided strength circuit's 30-minute full-body workout takes the guesswork out of toning physiques. Rows of cardio equipment include treadmills, ellipticals, and upright and recumbent bikes, along with rowing machines and StairMaster step mills. For stretching and ab work, bands, balls, and body bars abound, and free weights include dumbbells, barbells, and tamed school bells.

Gold memberships unlock additional perks, such as unlimited access to Hex II tanning booths and the ActivTrax online fitness and nutrition coach, which plots out workouts and offers nutrition tools tailored to each user's goals, from slimming down to having the flexibility to comb your hair with your feet.

730 North Green Bay Road
Waukegan,
IL
US

Waukegan Yacht Club almost seems to float on Lake Michigan. Perhaps that’s befitting an outfit that started out as a houseboat. Though it’s since moved into a shore-side building that juts into the lake, the club still upholds its seafaring mission, laid out back in 1927, to promote the goodly fellowship of kindred yachtsmen. The aquatic association invites members to set sail on the harbor in the club’s two 420s or the Sunfish yachts, free of charge. It also hosts a slew of special events like Blessing of the Fleet and Chicago-to-Waukegan race. The venue is also available for weddings, graduations, and other business or family events.

Oh, and they whip up a mean planked whitefish in their harbor-side restaurant. Club favorites include an 8 oz. filet mignon, beer-battered cod fish n’ chips, and the half-pound Regatta burger.

199 N Harbor Pl
Waukegan,
IL
US

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