In the fine tradition of the "Mills" malls, Gurnee Mills Mall offers attractions and bargains for patrons of all kinds. Good deals are bountiful with hundreds of retail outlets, including the Gap Outlet, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, and Liz Claiborne. But besides offering shops aplenty, entertainment and courtesy are important parts of the mall's purpose.
This monstrous mall, located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue in Lake County, also houses the infamous Rainforest Cafe, where your dining experience takes place in the middle of (you guessed it) a huge rainforest with realistic soundtracks and animatronics animal displays. It's great fun for the whole family. After your meal, relax and watch a movie at the Gurnee Marcus Theatres, also an integral part of the mall. You'll even find the Serpent Safari Reptile Zoo inside Gurnee Mills Mall.
If you're in a hurry to continue shopping but hunger pangs are breaking your concentration, grab a quick bite at food court restaurants like Frulatti, Manchu Wok, or McDonald's. Sit-down restaurants are also available; have a burger or all-you-can-eat salad at Ruby Tuesday.
Gurnee Mills Mall is also active in the community – it supports a Wetlands mitigation program, conserving the homelands of endangered wildlife, as well as providing charity and support for Lambs Farm (a center for mental disabilities). Other mall programs include the Kids Club, with a free membership, providing fun and learning opportunities for children. Also has J.C. Penney Outlet Burlington Coat Factory Sports Authority Bed, Bath, and Beyond Bass Pro Shop Mashalls Megastore and Kohl's.
Karry Karts are available if you have a bit more than an armload to lug around, and complimentary wheelchair services are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Mall hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, extending to 9:30pm on Saturdays, and Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm (department store and theatre hours may vary). So, step out of Chicago and into a world of fun and excitement into Gurnee Mills Mall.
Anchor Shops: J.C. Penney Outlet, Burlington Coat Factory, Sports Authority, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Bass Pro Shop, Mashalls Megastore, Kohl's