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Located within Six Flags Great America, Goliath is a roller coaster with a 180-foot drop that broke three Guinness World Records. It has a top speed of 72 mph and offers inversions, overbanked turns and a zero-gravity stall.
From milk shakes to soft serve, Shirl's Drive-In & Lighthouse Miniature Golf offers visitors a variety of frozen treats to enjoy. The golf course is landscaped with rocks and plants, and features a lighthouse structure in the center.
A spacious field, Ben Diamond Park provides for an array of outdoor activities including tennis, basketball and a playground for younger kids to enjoy. There is also a special, designated area for picnics, grilling and large gatherings.
Vertical Velocity or V2 is one of the main attractions at Six Flags Great America as it is considered to be the theme park's most thrilling roller coaster. Using an advanced electromagnet propulsion system, riders are launched up a 185-foot twisted tower then back up a parallel 185-foot straight tower.
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413 N Cook Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048 MoreLess Info
With 1.7 acres to explore, Cook Memorial Park & Rose Garden provides visitors with a scenic garden filled with flower beds and over 20 rose bushes. The park also features a playground and a memorial plaque that honors American veterans.
Housed in Six Flags Great America, Superman the Ultimate Flight is a steel flying roller coaster in which riders are strapped into harnesses and are positioned parallel to the track, facing the ground - simulating a flying experience.
A large-scale water amusement park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features a wide array of waterslides, water rides, games, shows, and special events. The park is open seasonally, and offers season passes and flash passes.