Waterparks in Illinois with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Prairie State…we certainly are! If you’re in Illinois and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Illinois sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in Illinois! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Magic Waters Waterpark

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    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!

  • Raging Rivers Water Park

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    Grafton

    Fun in the sun over summer at this family friendly Illinois water park! With wave pools, rivers, slides and swirlpools...great fun for all ages!

  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort

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    Utica

    Great indoor water fun at this resort, with day passes available. 24,000 square feet of play zones, slides and lazy rivers! Great Illinois water fun all year round!

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    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.

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    Joliet

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

  • Raging Waves

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    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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    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 ...

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    Skokie

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

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    Elk Grove Village

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

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    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!

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

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    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.

  • The Water Works

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    Schaumburg

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

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    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!

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    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, ...

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    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 ...

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  • Knights Action Park

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    Springfield

    Slides, Rides, Games, & Fun! Illinois Favorite Family Fun Park Is "...Where The Action Is!" Feel like practicing your batting swing? Come to where the action is. Ready to cool down from the summer ...

  • Vertical Endeavors Warrenville

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    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 ...

  • Audubon Skate Park

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    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.

  • Seven Bridges Ice Arena

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    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.

  • American Obstacle

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    Kinmundy

    A challenging and thrilling outdoor adventure park featuring a 6 different ziplines, team building courses, rock climbing wall, and kayaking!

  • Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climb

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    Bloomington

    We have many different rooms and areas for a total of more than 20,000 square feet of variable climbing surface making us one of the largest climbing gyms in North America. Plus massive multi-level ...

  • Legoland Discovery Center Chicago

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    Schaumburg

    An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!

  • Sky High Sports Niles

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    Niles

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

  • Sky High Sports Naperville

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    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!

  • Jump America

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    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!

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Caseyville

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    Caseyville

    A super atmospheric two storey lazer tag arena with full arcade and even indoor mini golf!

  • Scotties Fun Spot

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    Quincy

    2 acres of kids fun in Illinois with go-karts, roller skating, laser tag, bumper cars and more!

  • K1 Speed

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    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!

  • Thunder Wolf Trail Rides

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    Oakwood

    Ooffers guided trail and pony rides against some spectacular scenery, plus lessons and classes, with all temperament of mounts available to suit all abilities.

  • K1 Speed

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    Addison

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

  • Par-King Skill Golf

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    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!

  • Shedd Aquarium

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    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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    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!

  • Brookfield Zoo

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    Brookfield

    216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!

  • Glen Oak Zoo

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    Peoria

    The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.