Illinois Indoor Water Parks

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Indoor Water Park

Illinois Route 178 Utica, IL 61373

866-399-3866

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

877-360-0403

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.

Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark

624 N. York Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126

(630) 279-1100

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!"

 

Riverplex Aquaplex

600 NE Water St. Peoria, IL 61603

309-282-1700

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

Taylorville 1Taylorville 2Taylorville 3900 McAdam Drive Taylorville, IL 62568

217-287-7271

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.

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. Hotel stays with included water park access starts at $179/nite. Day passes available for visitors not staying at the hotel.

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4 Comments

  1. Celinda Doolin says:

    THANKS SOOO Much…I LUV your website!

  2. Lindy Wilkinson says:

    We just got back from a one-night trip to Grizzly Jack's in Utica. It was great! There was plenty to entertain my 3 year old and my 15 year old. Great quick trip!

  3. sabrina says:

    which one is the best and most affordable??

  4. Kerri says:

    The taylorville ymca is a fun evening 5-8 or schools out & Sat. & Sun afternoon 1-4pm & family rate is maximim $15.

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