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Santa's Village

601 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, IL 60118
847-426-6751
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Santa's Village Azoosment Park is a historic amusement park for children of all ages to enjoy. Originally opened from 1959 to 2006, Santa's Village... more » Owner description: Santa's Village Azoosment Park is a historic amusement park for children of all ages to enjoy. Originally opened from 1959 to 2006, Santa's Village reopened in 2010 as the Azoosment Park. The Santa's Village Azoosment Park features many live animal exhibits, 20 rides and attractions, live entertainment, and the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus! Space available for birthday party's or other group gatherings. « less
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Bourbonnais, IL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went with my husband and 3 year old. this is a really cute fun place for little kids. Its very walkable. My son had alot of fun on any ride that he could pretend he was driving. He loved the santa's slide. There were 4-5 rides he wasnt interested in going on. I liked the amusement ride/zoo combination, but my... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I remember when my kids were young and we took them to Santa's village. I'm so happy the owner re-opened this place. It's perfect for young children, probably 8-10 and under You have to know the owner is trying to bring this place back to life and he has accomplished so much in such a short time. They have lots... More

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Chicagoland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Took my grandson here for his birthday. Were greeted by a friendly Santa who persisted talking to my shy grandson, until he got him to smile. The park and rides were in great shape, the buildings were freshly painted. They had a wide range of animals for everyone to see, ranging from camels and reindeer to goats and large turtles.... More

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chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We got there when the park opened at 10am and were very happily greeted by Santa himself and my 5 year old daughter's eyes just about popped out when she met Tinselrella. We ended up spending the whole day there, going on all the rides, feeding animals, and watching shows. We only had to wait in line a couple times... More

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Chicago, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went there this weekend with our family of 4. When we got there, a few of the rides (tilt a whirl, main roller coaster) were shut down, so that affected our visit. I think the price is a little steep for the rides they have. It's mostly a carnival-type selection of well-worn rides. I did see that they were putting... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We took friends (with 9-year old twins and a 5-year old) on a June Sunday, and everyone had a wonderful day! You're transported back to your childhood when life was quieter, yet fun, happy and sunny. There are towering shade trees, old-fashioned painted wood buildings with open windows where you get your snacks and food, kid-friendly rides (including a donkey-drawn... More

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Took my 3.5 years old son and his cousins (3 and 5 years old) last week. It was five hours of fun and when we decided to leave there were still activities and places that we didn't have a chance to explore. Staff was super friendly and grounds were clean. Even that we went there on a weekend (Saturday) the... More

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CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is wonderful. You don't have all the crowds that the larger amusement parks have and for the little ones this is great. It is very relaxing for adults also. It is nice that all the rides (including the pony rides) are free once you get in. The bird enclosure is great, for the little ones to be able... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have taken 4 of my own children, nephews, niece, friends children and 7 grandchildren to Santa's Village over the last 40 years. So I have seen many changes. When they closed I was very sad. Now that they have re-opened as an Azooment Park I think it is better for younger children. There are a few things 13 +... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I received passes for participating in the reading program. We both have two and a half year olds (so they were free). Seeing that this was a free trip for us, we didn't have high expectations. The first thing I noticed when we walked in were the employees wiping down tables and benches. I have a child... More

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