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Gurnee Mills, Gurnee

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Gurnee Mills is a shopping mall and outlet mall in Gurnee, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago near Waukegan. Like the nearby Six Flags Great America and Great Wolf Lodge, the mall's placement in Gurnee is intended to bring customers from both Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With 1,936,699 square feet (179,925.2 m2) of gross leasable area and ten major anchor stores in its Z-shaped single-story building, it is the third largest mall in Illinois, and the largest of the four enclosed shopping centers in Lake County. Owned and operated by the Simon Property Group, it was an early part of the "Landmark Mills" chain of shopping malls built by the Mills Corporation. The mall features Macy's, Kohl's, Marshalls, Value City Furniture, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Bed Bath & Beyond, Forever 21, H&M, Dick's Sporting Goods, Marcus Theatres, Rainforest Cafe, Top Shelf Ice Arena, The RoomPlace, Burlington, Rink Side, Buy Buy Baby and Floor & Decor as its anchor tenants.

Once marketed as the "world's largest outlet mall", Gurnee Mills features a variety of manufacturer's outlets in addition to the more typical mall retailers, and like other nearby outlet malls it is a popular attraction for tourists visiting the Chicago area, with thousands of tour buses making stops at the mall each year. The mall draws more than 20 million visitors each year.
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  • This is not a nice mall. It is large and has plenty of stores, but not very nice stores. It has a different feel than a normal mall and the clientele has much to be desired. Skip this place unless...  more »
  • My husband and I took off this weekend and went shopping at Gurnee Mills. Lots of good deals and many new stores. We had a ton of fun just hanging out!  more »
  • Beautiful Mall. Clean. Lots of stores. Not many vacant spots 👍 Every store we entered, the staff was super friendly and helpful! Very impressed! I would definitely come back here. Much better experience than my local mall. ❤️
  • Always loved this mall. They have renovated the food court and it looks great. Management: Please consider doing what Hawthorn Mall is doing to help maintain guests. They are building apartments and common spaces to help bring more people. I love this mall!
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