Gurnee Mills is an indoor outlet mall, located in Gurnee, Illinois about halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin and near Six Flags Great America. It is a single-level Z-shaped mall. At 1,800,000 square feet (167,000 m2) of gross leasable area, it is the fourth largest mall in Illinois, Gurnee Mills opened on August 8, 1991.
Gurnee Mills was the fourth built mall from their former owners, the Mills Corporation and is one of the most productive malls in the company. The nation's second Sears Grand, the supercenter component of Sears opened in 2004. In 2007, the Simon Property Group became the current owners of Gurnee Mills after acquiring the Mills Corporation.
In 2009, the JCPenney clearance center, one of the largest anchors in Gurnee Mills closed.
Over 23 million shoppers annually
Over 20 anchor stores
A 20-screen Marcus Theater
Two full-sized food courts
A recently opened Last Call-Neiman Marcus anchor
Serpent Safari (the only indoor reptile zoo)
Mall entrances noted by alphabet letters "A, B, C, etc."
One of the only Mills Centers to still use "MillsTV," over 50 TV screens located throughout the mall
The mall contains an NHL size ice skating rink and a 3000 square foot lazer tag arena.
The Bass Pro contains an 8-lane handgun range and a 1-lane rifle/shotgun range.
When looked at from above, the mall is shown to be in the shape of a dollar sign ($)
Gurnee Mills anchor stores include: Bass Pro Shops, Bed Bath & Beyond, Neiman Marcus Last Call Store, Burlington Coat Factory, H&M, Kohl's, Marshalls/HomeGoods, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears Grand, Sports Authority, TJ Maxx, Value City Furniture and VF Outlet.