Waterparks in CHICAGO with kids

Chicago might be known as the Windy City, but it certainly could be called the Splashtastic city with all the Water Park fun that families can have!

Make a SPLASH with the lazy rivers, slippery slides and wave machines that are all waiting for you, in parks such as Skokie Water Playground with their own spray ground, and the tropical paradise of Rainbow Falls Waterpark, with a dedicated tot pool.

Think water fun is just for summer? Think again! Attractions such as Key Lime Resort offer YEAR ROUND water fun for the whole family – indoors – so rain, hail or shine, it can feel like summer!

Feeling brave? Then try out the 72-foot waterslide at Pavilion Aquatic Center, with huts and palm trees too! They also have an indoor pool as well as outdoor fun, so you get the best of both worlds!

Waterparks are also a great way for kids to learn a new skill, and with most waterparks offering lessons, there is no better time to get started!

So if you are looking for COOL things to do in Chicago, grab those swimmers and dive in!

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  • Skokie Water Playground

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    (12 miles) Skokie

    A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    (21 miles) Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    (21 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Indoor and outdoor lap pools, lagoons, water slides, lessons, parties, and much more in this community aquatic center in Elk Grove!

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    (23 miles) Woodridge

    The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. Morning and evening swim lessons are offered.

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    (27 miles) Carol stream

    A fun, beach-themed water park with multiple pools and water play features: Two awesome tube waterslides, A deep-water plunge pool with a drop-slide and diving board, large walk-in swimming pool, ...

  • The Water Works

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    (27 miles) Schaumburg

    Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

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    (35 miles) Waukegan

    105 acre parkland with plenty of sporting opportunities and play areas. Within it is a small waterpark, including fun features, toddlers' wading pool and multi level diving boards.

  • Deep River Waterpark

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    (35 miles) Crown Point

    Make a splash at Northern Indiana's largest family water park, with water fun over summer, and ice skating in winter.

  • Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort

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    (36 miles) Williamsburg

    Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    (38 miles) Joliet

    Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    (41 miles) Round Lake

    offer 2 beach entry pools, 1 with interactive water play features including water slide, the other for more serious swimming. Also on site is the interactive Prairie Grass Nature Museum and ...

  • Raging Waves

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    (44 miles) Yorkville

    7 major slides, wave pool, lazy river, 2 shallow interactive play areas for kids, giant sandbox, family shows PLUS zip line adventure course and Outback Road Rally!

  • Splash Valley

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    (55 miles) Kankakee

    Splash Valley Aquatic Park’s attractions range from Rip-Roaring waters, to a zero-depth play ground, to a tropical sand pit. With all this and more, Splash Valley promises to be the hottest place ...

  • Magic Waters Waterpark

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    (73 miles) Cherry Valley

    Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!

  • Surfari Joes Water Park

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    (73 miles) Watervliet

    Come splash the day away in 18,000 sq ft of indoor water park fun in SW Michigan!

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    (73 miles) Rockford

    CoCo Key is Northern Illinois' ONLY all indoor water park! Splash-tastic attractions, a fun arcade with redemption prizes, birthday party rooms, private cabanas, snack bars…get ready to cool down!

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  • Sky High Sports Niles

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    (13 miles) Niles

    Great bouncing fun in Illinois, with trampolines galore! With foam pits, dodgeball, kids areas and more!

  • Enchanted Castle Family Fun Center

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    (20 miles) Lombard

    Laser tag, go-karts, mini bowling, lazer frenzy, inflatables and much more in this family fun center - great for those active kids!

  • Audubon Skate Park

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    (20 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Audubon Skate Park is an 11,000 sq ft, indoor, unheated park featuring launch ramps, quarter pipes, mini pipes, all sorts of ledges, rails, and more.

  • K1 Speed

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    (22 miles) Addison

    Feel the rush of the country's premier indoor electric kart track in Addison, Illinois!

  • Seven Bridges Ice Arena

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    (24 miles) Woodridge

    Seven Bridges Ice Arena is a premier family ice sports complex in the Greater Chicagoland Area featuring one NHL Rink, one Olympic Rink, and indoor soccer field.

  • K1 Speed

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    (25 miles) Buffalo Grove

    Feel that inner racer inside you come to life with indoor go-kart racing! They also offer birthday parties and safe, electric karts. Driving fun for the family in Illinois! Vrrom Vroom!

  • Par-King Skill Golf

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    (26 miles) Lincolnshire

    Experience the world's most unusual golf course, with two 18 hole courses, 19 moving obstacles, and 7 water holes to challenge kids over 48" in Illinois!

  • Vertical Endeavors Warrenville

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    (28 miles) Warrenville

    Our facility offers 18,000 sq. ft. of climbing on 3 different wall types. Our facility offers everything from auto-belay to top rope to lead on vertical to vastly overhanging walls. We even have a ...

  • Sky High Sports Naperville

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    (29 miles) Naperville

    Trampoline fun in Illinois, with open bounce, foam pits, dodgeball court and area just for those little ones! A family day out that's sky high!

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

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    (30 miles) Frankfort

    Step into a real life video game with combat style fun and infrared lazers in this great experience for active kids over 8 years!

  • Crown Point Family Fun Center

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    (34 miles) Crown Point

    Two mini golf courses, go karts, batting and soccer cages, and arcade games all offering a well rounded family day out in Indiana!

  • Jump America

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    (38 miles) Gurnee

    Dodgeball, foam pits, and over 16,000 feet of trampoline fun in Illinois! Bring the kids and walk in during open hours for jumping fun for everyone 3 and up!

  • Tilt Studio

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    (39 miles) Gurnee

    Amazing kids fun in Gurnee with laser tag, black light mini-golf, Indy 500 Challenge, laser frenzy and even ice skating!

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag Lake Geneva

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    (65 miles) Lake Geneva

    Video games come to life in this fun, safe and combat style experience with infra red lazers and great missions - on the largest outdoor lazer battlefield in the WORLD!

  • Fun Timez

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    (75 miles) Franklin

    Have Fun TImez in Wisconsin at this family entertainment center, with laser tag, rock climbing, playground and inflatables!

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

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    (76 miles) Milwaukee

    Active kids will love this huge indoor arena for playing lazer tag: the zero contact combat game played with infra red!

  • Busy Barns Adventure Farm

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    (100 miles) Fort Atkinson

    A fun place for kids to play with super cute animals, as well as enjoy this educational and playful farm.

  • Shedd Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Chicago

    Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

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    (3 miles) Chicago

    Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!