Things To Do

Illinois Beach Hotel is located in the charming city of Zion in Lake County, Illinois. Whether you’d rather stay in and game in our onsite arcade or venture out to Six Flags Great America for a thrill ride, we’re sure that here, all roads lead to fun.

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Nature Center

The Nature Center is now open! Offering activities including exhibits featuring wildlife inside Illinois Beach State Park, puzzles and games for kids, and information about surrounding nature trails and wet lands. Hours: Saturdays & Sundays: 10 am - 6pm

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Cast a Line

Spend the day fishing on the lake or join one of many local charters and come back with the catch of the day. Then stop by our Lakeside Restaurant, where we'll prepare your trophy for a victory feast. Click here for more information.

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Explore the State Park

Stretching for more than six miles along the shore of Lake Michigan, Illinois Beach State Park encompasses the only remaining beach ridge shoreline left in the state. Swim, boat, picnic, hike, fish, or bike in these 4,000 acres of parkland.

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Become a Beach Bum

Paddle through the rolling waters, build sand castles, discover new creatures, or just enjoy the warm sunshine. It’s easy to forget that Illinois Beach Hotel is in Illinois, especially during the summertime.

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Catch the Sunrise

Gather loved ones and watch the sunrise over the lake amidst a dazzling array of oranges and blues. It might mean getting an early start, but we promise that it’s totally worth it. Your cozy room will still be there when you’re done.

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Tee Off and Go For Par

Illinois Beach Hotel resides close to not one but two excellent golf courses. Take on a new challenge at Thunder Hawk, ranked 9th in the nation, or take a walk in yesteryear at Shepherd's Crook that reflects the golden era of golf.

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Six Flags Theme Park

Open April through October, Six Flags Great America is located just 30 minutes from our hotel and offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, and spectacular shows.

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Tour Jelly Belly

Only 20 minutes away, Jelly Belly Warehouse’s free half-hour Jelly Belly Express Train Tour allows visitors to taste the original gourmet Jelly Belly jelly bean, learn the company’s history, and watch candy making at its finest.

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Melt into a Massage

Let your stress dissolve as our licensed massage therapists sooth muscles and release tension at our hotel spa, Natural Balance Massage Therapy, featuring a complete menu of relaxing massage options.

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Take a Dip and Keep Fit

Work up a sweat in our state-of-the-art fitness center, then cool off in our Olympic-size indoor swimming pool. Alternatively, refresh your spirit with one of our relaxing yoga classes and a post-workout trip to the sauna.

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Dine in the restaurant

Relish in a perfectly prepared dining experience while overlooking the beauty of Lake Michigan. At our onsite Lakeside Restaurant, guests will enjoy steak, seafood, and—of course—incredible lake views.