Illinois Indoor Water Parks

Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Indoor Water Park

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.

Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark & Resort

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 $139/nite.

Riverplex Aquaplex

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.

Taylorville Indoor YMCA

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Taylorville 3900 McAdam Drive Taylorville, IL 62568


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.


Co Co Key Water Resort

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.  Day passes available for visitors not staying at the hotel.

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  1. Linda Murphy says:

    I would like to find somewhere closer to Peoria, IL to take my son for his 18th birthday, He is Autistic nonverbal, but he is into the pools although we don’t know how to swim, we just usually stand in the heated pool, he doesn’t like cold water, warm only. I have to think of somewhere before the Thanksgiving weekend. His birthday is Nov. 24.

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