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My Son's PIR is 8/10/18, and because he won't be leaving for A School right away, we get all weekend with him.  Friday after PIR will likely be Pizza and naps in the Hotel Room, but for Saturday and Sunday, I wanted to have some options for him.

I have been researching things to do and places to go that will be fun, but appropriate for someone in uniform, as they have to wear their Peanut Butters when on Liberty in public.  So far, I have come up with the following:

Hawthorne Mall (11 miles from Base - need to shop for Boxers - he's tired of the Tighty Wightys)

Navy Pier (42 miles from Base)

Volo Auto Museum (20 miles from Base - Military Members IN UNIFORM get in Free! Otherwise Adults/$15.00)

Anyone else have any ideas?

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BoogiesMom there is Gurnee mall which may be closer and they have the movie theater, also they have this one thing where you go in as a group and you have to find your way out by finding clues this is inside Gurnee Mall and it is fun and hilarious. also Target is also around the corner from Gordianos Pizza pie very delicious. Great america Amusement  is near also. But again it is totally up to your Sailor as to what he want to do. hope this helped. Remember they cannot travel more that 50 miles from base.

Phoenixmom, Thank You so much for the info!  Glad to hear there is a closer mall.  I am being careful to stay within the 50 mile radius of the base, so I'm glad to hear there is a closer mall with a theater.  I bet he would love to see a movie! Giordano's is also going on my list.  My husband and I travelled to Chicago 8 years ago, and we ate pizza from there.  It was AMAZING!

Yes here is the address for gurnee mills Mall.

Address: 6170 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

Giordanos 7105 Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031

Awesome! Thank you so much!

Thank you hooyahsuzy!

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