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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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Fun time with family while visiting Starved Rock.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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ORLAND PARK
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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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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We enjoyed the Grand Bear Falls waterpark. We went with friends, we had 8 adults in our early 30s and 12 children ages 8 down to newborn. Everyone had fun, there is a lazy river, a waterfall, a large bucket that fills up and spills, and several waterslides of all sizes for all ages. The lifeguards were very attentive, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stayed at the Grand Bear Falls lodge and while it was fun for the young kids. The local pool and water area would have been just as fun and not nearly as expensive. I think that the fun age limit is probably ten years old or younger.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Lots of fun with wave pool and lazy river. Plenty of tubes for everyone. Very economical and great for all ages.

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Bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The water park was very well liked by grandson who says he would like to return for his birthday. Is always nice when each traveler finds something he/she likes enough to return.

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CAROL STREAM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We didn't actually stay here, but I wanted to try the water park after our visit to the starved rock previous day. We stayed at holiday inn nearby. This resort looks good and the water park is suitable for small kids and not for teens. My kids had fun and its affordable for 20$ for a couple of hours. That... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place is absolutely awful. They are unwilling to work with you and will over-over-over charge you for ridiculous fines. People are unfriendly and rude.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stayed April 4th, 2015. First time stay. 2 adults and 2 kids, ages 13 and 5. PLEAAASE READ THIS! BEWARE!!! GRIZZLY JACK'S IS IN NEED OF SOME SERIOUS TLC! IF YOU DON'T WANT MONEY TO GO GO WASTE, PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW. THANKS! IT'S TO HELP YOU DECIDE! ABOUT THE ROOM: Room #106, lowest level, right down the hall from... More 

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Greenfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here with my Son and his family for Valentine's weekend. We did not stay in the lodge, we were in one of the rental cabins. It was really fun and I would recommend. For the pool area, I would stay in the lodge next time though. The pool area is a lot of fun, it's a wave pool,... More 

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