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Address: 7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Phone Number: +1 815-966-2442
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Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Operated by the Rockford Park District, this 48-acre park has 14...
Operated by the Rockford Park District, this 48-acre park has 14 attractions and reasonable prices.
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Lots of fun for the kids

We went on "12 Buck Wednesday", when entrance was only $12 as opposed to $20. Was pretty crowded, but clean. There are a lot of slides and attractions to choose from (long lines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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East Peoria, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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483 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 744 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

PROS: can bring own food and water inside; ample free parking; different attractions for kids of all ages; Paved parking by the front of the park and grass parking in the back. Coming early ensures you have a great central spot to sit in and can go to the rides without too long a line. The cafeteria also serves good... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went on a Sunday in August. Not a good idea. It was packed. They closed the park to new entries around noon, as they had hit the max capacity. It was about an hour wait to ride anything. I liked that you can bring in your own food, but I don't think they picked up any trash. By the... More 

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Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's hard to know what it will be like when you get there...but if the weather is hot and sunny, it's probably going to be crowded...otherwise you don't want to go, right? You also don't know until you get there if all of the attractions will be functioning (unless you check their facebook page) and that can affect crowds and... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went on "12 Buck Wednesday", when entrance was only $12 as opposed to $20. Was pretty crowded, but clean. There are a lot of slides and attractions to choose from (long lines, unfortunately). However, the one thing you don't have to stand in line for happened to be my kids' favorite thing: the wave pool. Lots of fun for... More 

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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went this past weekend and it was crowded. I would not have paid full price to go there but since we got a deal on tickets I did not mind. It was nice that you could bring in your own cooler with food and drinks. Just no alcohol! The line to get into the park was a crazy mess... More 

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Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

As always it was a lot of fun. We went as a family with our son who is 6 and our daughter who is 18 months old. We had a lot of fun and the kids of course loved it. My only real complaints about it are the water was super cold and my daughter wasn't a fan of that.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We really enjoyed it but one thing you should go early like when they first open because they get crowded really fast some advice is that you don't have to buy a tube for anything because for all the tube slides one will be provided to you for free and in the lazy river they have tubes there to but... More 

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EM, Illinois
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The park itself is not very large. There are only about nine attractions, lazy river, and wave pool. There is a nice children's area and an area designated for very small children and toddlers. The day we were there there was an abundance of chairs from which to choose. We liked that you could take your own cooler inside the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've driven by this water park many times but this time we decided to stop here on our way to Chicago since it's about the half way point for us. Overall we had a blast the lifeguards where very attentive and friendly. The day we went it was really cloudy out and looked like rain so the longest we had... More 

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Rockton, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Long lines for everything. Overpriced food of blah quality. The rides are fun, if you can stand to wait for them.

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