A day by the pool is relaxing, but a day at one of Illinois’ waterparks will set you up for pure bliss. Children will love the splash zones, and you’ll love all the lazy rivers and sunbathing.
No matter which part of our great state you call home, there’s a wonderful world of water waiting for you. Check them out:
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1. Splash City Waterpark - Collinsville
Locals have been enjoying this hot spot since 1997. You can swim, slide, surf, or even play on the AquaClimb wall. It is located at 10 Gateway Dr. Collinsville, Illinois.
2. White Water Canyon Water Park - Tinley Park
This five-acre park is known for its water slides and inner tubes. Young children can even take lessons. The park is located at 8221 171st St. Tinley Park, Illinois.
3. Super Splash Park - Carbondale
Lounge on this lazy river as you glide around the 18-acre park. It is located at 625 S Lewis Ln. Carbondale, Illinois.
4. Rainbow Falls Waterpark - Elk Grove Village
Though this park is well-loved for its adrenaline-pumping Calypso Twist, which is four water slides wound together, you'll find your bliss on the lazy river or in the Hide-Away Cafe. The park is located at 200 Rev Morrison Blvd. Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
5. Pirate's Cay Indoor Water Park - Sheridan
This pirate-themed aquatic center offers various pools and beautiful sights in a controlled environment. Catch a meal at the pizza shop before you go. This park is located at 2558 N 3653rd Rd. Sheridan, Illinois.
6. Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort - Utica
This gorgeous waterpark transports you to a mystic aquatic world. In addition to the park, you can enjoy mini golf, an arcade, hiking, and a luxury stay in rustic cabins. Located near Starved Rock, you can access the park at 2643 IL Route 178 Utica, Illinois.
7. Raging Waves Water Park - Yorkville
The largest waterpark in Illinois has over 45 acres of water slides, pools, and a lazy river. The park is located at 4000 N Bridge St (Rt 47) Yorkville, Illinois.
8. Raging Rivers Water Park - Grafton
Since 1990, kids of all ages have been enjoying the wave pool, inner tubes, and various play areas of this one-of-a-kind water world. Beyond the excitement of the park, you'll enjoy blissful views of the Mississippi River. It is located at 100 Palisades Pkwy Grafton, Illinois.
9. Splash Country Water Park - Aurora
In addition to a kids' play area and sand play, you can spend the day lounging down the lazy river. This hot spot is located at 195 S Barnes Rd. Aurora, Illinois.
10. Magic Waters Water Park - Cherry Valley
Wade in the wave pool or float in peace on your inner tube at this awesome park. It often features characters and special events, and is located at 7820 N Cherryvale Blvd. Cherry Valley, Illinois.
11. Knight's Action Park - Springfield
Here is a waterpark combined with an amusement park. It features a lazy river, slides, mini golf, and a drive-in theatre. Catch some sun and waves at 1700 Knights Recreation Dr. Springfield, Illinois.
12. KeyLime Cover Indoor Waterpark Resort - Gurnee
This is a park you can enjoy any time of year. It has been around since 2008, and in addition to the waterpark, you'll find an arcade, spas, and hotel rooms. It is located at 1700 Nations Dr. Gurnee, Illinois.
13. Itasca Caribbean Waterpark - Itasca
At this waterpark, you'll get to enjoy four separate pools, one of which is a vortex. There are also play areas for families and a 185 feet water slide to keep the kids entertained. Catch your bliss at 100 N. Catalpa Ave. Itasca, Illinois.
14. Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center - Urbana
Since 2013, locals have been enjoying this beautiful park. Amazing water slides, a climbing wall, sand play, and a vortex pool will whisk you away in this water playland. It is located at 1401 N Broadway Ave. Urbana, Illinois.
15. Coral Cove Water Park - Carol Stream
Locals love this waterpark for its lap swim, slides, play area, and more. There's even a rock wall, food, and sunbathing for all your dry fun needs. The park is located at 849 W. Lies Rd. Carol Stream, Illinois.
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