Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, brings you chilling rides designed for the brave at heart, where Superman and The Dark Knight are the inspiration. After you've tapped into your inner superhero, you can then try your hand as a pirate involved in a mutiny in the newly opened Buccaneer Battle. However, not all the attractions are designed for thrill seekers and there is plenty to do for those who prefer to stay off the rides.
General admission costs $55 for adults and $35 for kids, but all tickets are sold at kids' prices if you purchase them online. A season pass costs $70, and can be a great value if you plan on spending several days or returning later in the summer.
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