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Address: 2643 Illinois 178, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, Utica, IL 61373
Phone Number: (815) 667-3866
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Great indoor waterpark

Nice indoor waterpark. Towels furnished. Chlorine level is high. Numerous lifeguards. For all ages to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
pld_13
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Chatham, Illinois

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Hobart, Indiana
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I have been to this water park/ Hotel/ Town homes 3 times this will be my last. We rented one of the town homes / condo's and while inside my wife went to turn on the gas fireplace as she went over to turn it on she stepped in a puddle of water on the carpet. The carpet was soaked... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice indoor waterpark. Towels furnished. Chlorine level is high. Numerous lifeguards. For all ages to enjoy.

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1 Thank pld_13
Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Nice place to take your kids. Water park is very nice and not busy when we visited in the off season. The food options are somewhat limited with no real full service restaurant on site. My kids also enjoyed the indoor climbing wall and zip lines. The lack or a real restaurant lowered my review from 4 to 3.

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1 Thank Christian F
Aurora, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

All of the kids had a blast! Especially our autistic grandson! Locker rooms are cold though and the mat at the end of the family slide should be larger and longer.

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1 Thank Terri F
Pleasant Plains
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The water slides were fast. The park was clean with food available for purchase. Children aged 4-12 had enough to do.

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2 Thank Jill S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The water park appeared to be very clean. Lifeguards were very attentive. There were things to do from easy (float on slow moving water) to challenging (wave pool that was challenging even for an adult). We spent an hour and a half and could have spent much more time but wanted to get to the Enchanted Forest Amusement park also.

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1 Thank J M
East Peoria, Illinois
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78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My kids loved it for a day and a half. Not very big especially if you have been to other indoor water parks. Its warm and so is the water, which is a good thing. I would not recommend the food at the park!

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1 Thank DrBret
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Was here for Labor day weekend with my husband and daughter. This also happens to be my birthday weekend so of course you are looking forward to a nice lil get away. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to get past the smell and the unfortunate mistake of drinking the disgusting water. We were unable to shower for the weekend due... More 

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Thank nikki s
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great place to take your kids while you are visiting the Starved Rock / Utica area. Attached to Grizzly Bear Lodge if you plan on staying overnight. Kids will enjoy the slides, lazy river and wave pool experience. Cons: - Pool is heavily chlorinated. - Could use a little cleaning.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

not for older children. was disappointed in small size was cold inside the restaurant was expensive small portions

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