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Magic Waters Waterpark

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Address: 7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Phone Number: +1 815-966-2442
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Great fun

Great place to spend a hot summer day with your grand children. A bit pricey, but worth it for the fun we had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
tg7827
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rockford, il
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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Magic Waters is a great place to take kids in the summer. Tons of slides for all ages. There is a huge wave pool and lazy river.

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rockford, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place to spend a hot summer day with your grand children. A bit pricey, but worth it for the fun we had.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We go every year in July with my entire family. I reserve 2 cabanas by the wave pool. There are several padded chairs,ba few tables and a full screen around the cabana. The rental also includes tubes, water & pizza voucher. You can bring your own coolers with food, drinks etc but no alcohol. We drive about an hour to... More 

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KC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Although it will be crowded whenever you go, it was still fun for the kids. The wave pool was a fun experience, as were the water cannons and giant bucket that dumps water once every so often. Lazy river is relaxing, but short.

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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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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