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Address: 4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone Number: 630-882-6575
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more...

Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more than 40 acres in Yorkville, Ill., 45 minutes west of the Chicago loop. Every summer, nearly 300,000 people visit the Aussie-themed, family-friendly waterpark, which features 18 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area, a wave pool, a lazy river, 20 private cabanas, and more. Open in 2008, Raging Waves was named by USA Today as a top summer destination.

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They need to handle the crowds better

We went to Raging Waves because my kids earned free passes from school, and we bought additional tickets from Costco. The park opened at 10 am, we arrived at 10:15 and the premier... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Atlanta, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Sure my kids had fun. But this company does not treat the workers very well. Talked to some while buying some food at the kiosks. Did not like what I heard. Why do they treat their workers like crap? So sad.

Thank Jen M
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We went to Raging Waves because my kids earned free passes from school, and we bought additional tickets from Costco. The park opened at 10 am, we arrived at 10:15 and the premier parking lot was already mostly full with only 2 spots left. There weren't enough ticket booths open so we waited in line for a long time. By... More 

Thank mrsvchicago
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On our last visit to Raging Waves we rented a cabana. I would strongly recommend renting one. The cabana provided food and extra chairs so overall it was a very relaxed environment. The only thing I wasn't completely satisfied about was the lines. They were so long and very hard to wait in. But all in all I thought it... More 

Thank Nicole0611
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My children and I drove to RW to have fun and we sure did. Bought the family deal package for 4 and quite economical giving you tickets, meals for 4, tube rentals. Got there early and so no long queues. Our first time there and loved the cleanliness of the place, spotless water and fun rides. I also loved the... More 

Thank Bebestic
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

While crowded on the day we went, the water park was clean and all the rides were open. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank DRBrunsting
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I gave them two stars because the park itself is very nice, well keep and clean but that said I will not be back and the main reasons is the tube rentals (I have been to a lot of water parks and never found one so bold to force its guest to rent tubes of wait in lines for a... More 

Thank John O
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a great day enjoying all the slides at Raging Waves. We went on a weekend and some slides had long lines, but we all had fun. Wave pool wasn't our favorite as there were way too many people and tubes.

Thank namklovmf
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We hated everything about this place. As soon as we paid $30 + tax per person ( kids over 48" pay the same), we all, including our kids, wanted to run away. The place was so overcrowded it was dangerous, literally. Head on head. Having visited water parks in Europe, this was beyond shocking. The amount of people they let... More 

2 Thank Monica M
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

(If you wish to see a shortened version of this review, scroll down to the asterisks near the bottom.) WARNING: THIS IS A LONG REVIEW. Skip to the summary if you do not have time to read this all. To begin, Raging Waves is the largest waterpark in Illinois that includes 10 "thrilling" waterslides, a 1/4 mile long lazy river,... More 

2 Thank Ethan K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Yesterday while visiting Raging Waves with my 11 year old daughter, I discovered that a boy about 9/10 years old was in the women’s shower/changing area. I was not very happy. First I was annoyed at the boy, and then angry with his mother. Then generally upset that there was not clear signage throughout the area that No Opposite Sex... More 

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