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Magic Waters Waterpark

7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
800-373-1679, 815-332-3260
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Type: Water Parks
Description: Operated by the Rockford Park District, this 48-acre park has 14 attractions and reasonable prices.
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Rockford, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very nice waterpark run by the city of Rockford Park District but the lines are so long that it takes for ever to ever get to ride the rides which are very short. All that said its still waiting on a hot summer day yet they could bring the price down from the $24 per person to get in. Remember... More

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Ottawa, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great place! I really liked that they offer free lifejackets for children. My family and I really liked the lazy river. The actual rides had really long waiting times because people can get speed passes and cut ahead of you in line. At one point i lost who I was with and went to the service desk and asked if... More

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Rockford, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Magic waters is one of the cronw jewels operated by the Rockford Park District. They have something for everyone of every age! Tiki island is great for the children, Lazy river is fun for all, the wave pool really ROCKS to even the wading pool for the kiddies. Double Dare is great for the teens. They allow you to bring... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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245 reviews 245 reviews
169 attraction reviews
445 helpful votes 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

PROS: Free parking; can bring own coolers in; plenty of space for people(benches, chairs); great attractions/rides; affordable food; the kids loved the Splash Blaster and Wave pool; the Double Dare attraction was fearsome to behold and a hoot to watch people plunge from at least 6 stories high down to the bottom; I saw more than 1 teenager turned around... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We're Wisconsin Dells fans so what a nice surprise this park was! Clean, friendly staff, and the water coaster was a blast! I broke my toe (no fault of the park at all!) and first aid was great too. Will definitely consider a return trip next year.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a mid-sized waterpark run by the local park district. It's around 30 years old, but doesn't show it's age.Focus is completely on water attractions,no roller coasters or go-karts. Crowds are usually moderate compared with nearby Suburban Chicago or Wisconsin Dells.Easy access from interstate.Decent food.Above average number of lifeguards helps its outstanding safety record.Lots of restaurants and hotels nearby... More

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Came here on a hot Friday in July. It wasn't too crowded earlier in the day. The lines were medium. The rides were pretty cool. The only problems our group had was that the decks and stairs were scorching hot. I'm not sure what they can do about this, but it was pretty bad. My feet were sore from burns... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great water park! The park was a lot bigger that expected and had little/no wait to get on rides. The wave pool was great, very clean and attended. The price was right if you go after 4 pm or during the week day. Is a very nice place to go if you are looking for something do to for a... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We live near Magic Waters, so we go quite a bit. Like most waterparks, the state of the weather and the day of the week will usually determine how crowded it is. If it's a hot Saturday or Sunday, expect to wait in lines, some of which can get pretty long. This year they have had a good discount on... More

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Clinton, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

You could hear the screams of excitement as we neared the park.Wait...that was coming from the back seat of our car.I had never been here before but my friends and kids had.I didn't know really know what to expect.We went in the middle of the week which is half price.Excellent.No looking for parking spots or waiting in long lines to... More

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