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Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park

2643 Illinois 178, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, Utica, IL 61373
(815) 667-3866
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Utica
Type: Water Parks
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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McLeansboro, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I liked everything in the waterpark. My foster sons are 3 & 16 months, so they enjoyed everything from the toddler pool to the lazy river.

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Moline, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its a smaller indoor waterpark, but kids of all ages can enjoy it. My kids are 2 and 3 and enjoyed the kiddy area, as well as the lazy river. Older kids will enjoy the lazy river as well as the water slides. Just another Fun amenity the hotel offers

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Normal, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

1 of the two main water slides is broken and will NOT be fixed until possibly 09/2014. Most of the water falls throughout the facility are not running. The ranger station does not dump water. The amusement park is full of bouncy houses, a zip line, super slide and NONE OF THE ARCADE GAMES were functioning. You can play laser... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been to Grand Bear about 3 times in the past, and it has deteriorated greatly. It really was just gross, in my opinion, many things were not functioning, and it just is not worth the overpriced rooms. *One of two water slides was not working. The waterfall in the lazy river was not working. Most of the features in... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

First of all, it cost $235 to stay overnight. Not that cheap if you ask me. Stayed there Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon. Not very long but long enough. The place needs some updating. The waterpark area floor is chipping badly. There were bar mats on the floor of it near the small kids slides to prevent falling. They hurt... More

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Joliet, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

They need more restaurants on site. Was a good place to go. Also they offer alot for a small water park. We would probally go agian.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Small park, but that's not always a bad thing! Easy to keep track of kids, and enough fun to keep them busy. Our 11yo loved the wave pool and the slides, but bigger kids might feel it's a bit small for them.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As far as indoor water parks go, this place has it all but on a much, much smaller scale. It is not big, like the parks in Wisconsin but a decent place to stay if you have children and want to combine an adult and child trip all in one. The surrounding area is loaded with a tourists there for... More

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

the entire trip was awesome......I do not have any complaints what so ever except the breakfast was not worth it. I would travel a bit for a better breakfast

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Freeport, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The pictures looked great, but it wasnt very big and there wasnt enough for my teenagers to do. The lazy river would have been relaxing if there wouldnt have been 25 + kids swimming in it even though it said "No Swimming in the Lazy River" on the sign. My husband was floating in a tube and floated in this... More

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