Illinois Route 178 Utica, IL 61373
Distance from Springfield: 134 miles (north, located near Starved Rock)
This resort includes both a 24,000 square foot indoor water park as well as a 36,000 square foot indoor amusement park.
1700 Nations Drive Gurnee, IL 60031
Distance from Springfield: 229 miles (north of Chicago)
This 65,000 square foot indoor water park is located in Gurnee, Illinois which is home to the popular Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall and Six Flags Great America. The park has slides, lazy river, as well as options for smaller children. The hotel also has other options, such as an arcade, shops and restaurants. Hotel stays with included water park access starts at $159/nite.
624 N. York Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126
Distance from Springfield: 193 miles (west Chicago)
This 24,000 square foot indoor water park is located within the Waverton Hotel Chicago – in Elmurst.. Check the website for special packages that include water park access. Day passes available for visitors not staying at the hotel (but check before you go to make sure they are offered when you plan to visit). One reader wrote in: "Had to tell you about the Mayan Adventure Waterpark in Elmhurst. Its all indoors and attached to a hotel. My boys love it and I love being able to stay the day and not worry about sunscreen and broiling hot pavement!"
600 NE Water St. Peoria, IL 61603
Distance from Springfield: 74 miles (north) This public aquatic center has four separate pools, two-story water slide, lazy river, lap pool, whirlpool and sauna.
Distance from Springfield: 33 miles Great for a quick outing. Friends have attended for birthday parties and then come back again with their family. Affordable too! $15 per family. If you are a Springfield YMCA member, save 50% off your guest fee! The waterslide area is only open at select times. Please call ahead to verify. In general, we were told Saturday and Sunday Noon-4:30 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
7801 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
Distance from Springfield: 198 miles (northwest of Chicago)
This 65,000 square foot indoor water park is located within the Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Hotel stays with included water park access starts at $179/nite. Day passes available for visitors not staying at the hotel.