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Centennial Beach

500 W. Jackson Avenue, Naperville, IL
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Ranked #2 of 16 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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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Approximately 155,000 folks a year go to Centennial Beach in Naperville IL and agree with me that the beach offers families a fun and safe summer experience. The beach is within an abandoned, double quarry alongside the DuPage River. The facility covers almost 6 acres with two acres allocated to swimming available in water from Lake Michigan. There is a... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have our annual Family and Friends picnic here every July. The staff is always polite and helpful. They maintain the beach, clubhouse and grass areas in the best of condition. They have an adult time on the weekends and it's the perfect time to just relax and enjoy time alone, or with someone special.🚶🌴😊

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Aurora, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Naperville is known for upscale everything. The people that visit Naperville expect upscale. This is a nice place and they charge a fee to keep the undesirables out.

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Midland, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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30 attraction reviews
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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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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