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Centennial Beach

500 W. Jackson Avenue, Naperville, IL
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Naperville
Type: Beaches
Owner description: Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy area for picnicking, shallow-end slide, water play features, diving boards and... more » Owner description: Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy area for picnicking, shallow-end slide, water play features, diving boards and more. « less
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Midland, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a nice place, once I got past the $10 per person fee for non-Naperville residents. This is a very large pool with a deep area that is separated from the shallower part. You have to take a test to swim in the deep area, so plan your visit accordingly, as they only seem to offer these tests every... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Big refurb quarry for swimming and plenty of parking near the riverwalk! Nice places to lay around all throughout the beach on both grass and sand!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Paid $10/head (over 2yrs) and it was worth every penny. Outstandingly clean locker rooms. Green grass with shade. Free parking. Lifeguards. No alcohol. Reasonable snack bar. Wish we had this in our town. Spend the $ and enjoy the sun.

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Naperville, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Travel back in time and enjoy a swim in Naperville's "swimming hole" This used to be a quarry from a hundred years ago that has been turned into a modern day swimming pool. There is tons of grass to spread your blanket on and to enjoy a picnic and spend the day swimming in the sun.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

LOTS of room to swim, play ground, sand beach, generous free parking, snak bar, plenty of lifeguards, deep end (12') swimming required a swim test, loys of limestone in the bath house. A former Quarry just west of downtown.

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Naperville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Centennial Beach is an old quarry next to the DuPage river that has been converted to a swimming area complete with a sandy beach. It is one of the only places in the area that has diving boards, and it is great for all ages. The little kids love the big sandbox and the zero depth end of the water,... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Centennial Beach is a fun place for all ages. It's affordable, has a grille to order food, sand, water features, volleyball...and it's fun to watch the kids go off the diving boards! Great lifeguards, too, keeping everyone safe.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great quarry converted into a local pool. One end allows you to swim in the quarry section where you can float on small rafts or use the diving boards and the other end is like a small beach and wading area for young children. Really fun place, always pretty clean!

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We love going to the beach in the summer! You can pack food and drinks and hang out for the day. The lifeguards are great and the staff is mostly friendly. You do have to get there very very close to opening time in order to get chairs. Getting an umbrella is almost impossible. It also can get very crowded... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We've summered at the Beach for over 20 years. When our daughter was younger, we'd pack a picnic and enjoy this beautiful, clean property with a zero depth water entry at the sandy shore, which gradually turns into 15 feet depth for diving, swimming or just relaxing on the secured floating piers. Now my husband and I spend every weekend... More

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