On the dog days of summer, there’s nothing better than splashing around in some water. But why just hit up the community pool when you can go to an epic water park? Illinois has quite a few. Here are the top 10.
1. Hurricane Harbor
What is awesome about this water park is that it is part of Six Flags, so you can cool down after getting your thrills on some fast roller coasters. There are speed slides, lazy rivers, and rafting adventures. 1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031.
2. Magic Waters Waterpark
This 43 acre waterpark has 10 water slides. One of the favorites is the Double Dare Drop, which shoots you down 75 feet in just a few seconds. 7820 Cherryvale N Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016.
3. Key Lime Cove
This water park is entirely indoor and part of a resort. It is 65,000 square feet of including a Hurricane Vortex and slides that weave in and out of the hotel. 1700 Nations Drive Gurnee, IL 60031.
4. Splash City Waterpark
You can do all sorts of activities at this water park whether you are young or old. Some of the fun things you can do are: swimming, going down water slides, hanging out in the lazy river, and surfing. 10 Gateway Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234.
5. Raging Waves Waterpark
This epic water park has your standard slides and a wave pool. But they also have a zip line! 4000 N Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560.
6. White Water Canyon Water Park
This park is more geared towards the kiddos but adults can have fun, too. There is a water slide and a lazy river. There is also a super nice "sprayground." 8221 W 171st St, Tinley Park, IL 60477.
7. Rainbow Falls Waterpark
The centerpiece of this water park is the Calypso Twist. It is four giant water slides (two body slides and two tube slides). 200 Rev Morrison Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.
8. Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
After a long hike at Starved Rock, check into this rustic lodge. This park is 24,000 square feet. There is a lazy river, wave pool and rushing water slides. 2643 IL-178, North Utica, IL 61348.
9. Raging Rivers WaterPark
Talk about a water park with an awesome view! Raging Rivers has numerous pools, slides, rafting and flumes. 100 Palisades Pkwy, Grafton, IL 62037.
10. Sholem Aquatic Center
This is not the largest water park but it has some great attractions. Choose from rapids, falls, pools and slides. 2205 Sangamon Dr, Champaign, IL 61821.