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Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park

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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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Family Fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
skyspirit464
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Greenfield, Illinois
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Geneseo, Illinois
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We just got back from a weekend with our 4 year old grandson. While to a 4 year old this was a cool place, to us it was pretty run down. The hotel was nice, the staff friendly but the attraction as a whole is showing it's age. The attractions at the indoor amusment park are not that great. The... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Hiked to the ice falls. It was beautiful but take ice cleats for your boots. I don't recommend wearing tennis shoes when there is a thaw. My 4 year old made the hike but not recommend for older people with difficulty walking

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Argenta, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at Grizzly Jacks for two nights specifically for the indoor waterpark. The place isn't huge, but there is a variety of things for kids to do/play on - wave pool, waterfall, 2 big water slides, 2 kid slides, zero entry into wave pool (only goes to 5ft), kid pool, large hot tub, lazy river, and a kids play... More 

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Edelstein, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Affordable and fun for young children. Large pool with varied depths and activities. Water is warm and wave pool is fun. Zero depth entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I would go a million times if I could so I rate it over a gazilyon going the 21st yay!The water park was awesome! The amusement park was abosaloutly awesome

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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Your kids will be bored with the waterpark after an hour and then your stuck with NOTHING else to do. Don't waste your time at the so-called amusement park. There's nothing in there anymore.

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Crown Point, In
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We can't say enough good about this hotel...Tram to go across a parking lot? Unless you have mobility needs, we took four kids and walked a parking lot away, one in a stroller. The water park was fantastic..especially for the younger set. It was beautiful water, even our red haired blue eyed kids didn't have any chlorine issues. I think... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wish everything would be under one roof. Rooms are ok, waterpark is ok. Having to get on tram to go to other building is not so good. It would be really bad in the winter.

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