A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout Illinois And Its Bite Can Be Deadly

Beware Illinois pool and waterpark enthusiasts. There is a parasitic bug on the loose in our great state that could ruin all your fun in the sun. The best way to stay safe is to equip yourself with knowledge. Scroll on for more details.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Of course, if you’re brave (or trust yourself not to swallow the water), here are 10 epic waterparks in Illinois at which you can try your luck.

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