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Magic Waters Waterpark

7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
+1 815-966-2442
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water Parks, Amusement
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Owner description: Operated by the Rockford Park District, this 48-acre park has 14 attractions and reasonable prices.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband, son and I went to Magic waters for a special day and boy were we disappointed. The facilities were filthy, the water was very dirty and the crowd was so large you couldn't even swim without someone bashing into you. I was worried that we were going to get sick from the non sanitary conditions. The bathrooms were... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was pleasantly surprise! It was small but functional my kids had fun ages 16 through 6. Oh and my husband had fun too. We got their early and there was enough space for seating. Another great feature is that they let you bring one cooler/ food container per family. Even if you didn't want to bring any food then... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Magic waters is a fun place to go. We usually go about 1-2 times a summer. My nieces and nephews always have a grand time and I love going down the slides and attractions with them. The food is Wayyy expensive so I would recommend bringing a cooler in with you to eat that's what we always do. We also... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Yay, finally a waterpark that doesn't nickel and dime you to death! They allow a large cooler so you are not forced to purchase their food (which is not too highly overpriced). The rides were fun, the lines as expected. Can't beat the bargain $12 days, will definitely return next summer. Insider tip: If the parking lot is not crowded... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family went with a large group to Magic Waters for the day. Purchasing tickets online is a HUGE plus, and saved time waiting in line when the park opened. We rented a couple of the premium cabanas overlooking the lazy river. They came in handy when breaking for lunch or just needing a quiet place for the kids to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We've driven by this park several times but this was our first visit. We had about an hour and a half drive and were overall happy with the our experience. We went on a Saturday and arrived about noon. We bought our tickets on living social and got them for $12. The regular prices are pretty steep. The lines were... More

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Chicago IL
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My 13 yr old son & I visited for the first time using a Groupon. I'll preface this by saying we've been to the Dells several times including one less than stellar Dells location. If it's me, I'll deal with the extra drive & expense to go to the Dells as there are locations where you can play but not... More

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Lake In The Hills
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took a group of teens to Magic Waters Waterpark. Groupon / Living Social both had coupons come up for half off the entry....which was a great deal. We were allowed one cooler to bring in with sealed drinks and food....so no need to purchase at the park. We went on a Monday in August, and lines were not too... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

A great family place to enjoy sun, water slides and a great wave pool. And the lifeguards are on the ball! I saw lifeguard Riley rescue a child struggling in the wave pool. She was there in an instant! I was really impressed. The park has lots of chairs to sit in and places to get food and beverages. We... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

One of my favorite places to go in the summer. There is a nice long lazy river that if you go through one path you get wet and one path that you stay dry. Wave pool is huge and alot of fun. Always rent a tube for that! It's always a great place to go and have fun. This is... More

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