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Raging Waves Waterpark

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Address: 4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone Number: 630-882-6575
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Description: Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more than...
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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Fun, But Not the Biggest

Raging Waves is very fun, but it doesn't seem like the biggest waterpark in Illinois. We were on one of the waterslides at the edge of the park, and we could see the whole place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Raging Waves is very fun, but it doesn't seem like the biggest waterpark in Illinois. We were on one of the waterslides at the edge of the park, and we could see the whole place very clearly! The rides are very fun though. The funnel slide, the "Boomerang," was very fun and also the "Cyclone," which is a bowl slide.... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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53 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited the week after memorial day, only 45-50 drive from Peru, IL. Beats all other waterparks I've been to. They had a online special where tickets were 19.99 usually they are 29.99, Some local chains have discount tickets so it's good to look around or get the season pass. It was in the upper 70s so the lines weren't terribly... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Ok I live in Yorkville but until recently have never been to Raging Waves because we have a pool. We usually do the indoor waterparks in colder months and have been to many different ones indoors and out. Raging Waves is by far the nicest one! It is laid out very nice with plenty of room and everything is kept... More 

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Wheaton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Dog ate my son's free ticket he received from school. I emailed the manager and he issued us a new one without a problem. Facility is clean, life guards seem diligent, and there is ample seating for parents to sit back and relax if need be. Concession lines seemed extremely slow and very long both times I've been there this... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I should just accept that amusement parks and water parks make it almost necessary to spend more money once inside the park to enjoy the attractions that you paid to use. Raging Waves offers VERY FEW free intertubes for the lazy river and wave pool so it is almost 100% necessary to purchase a $7 wristband per person to use... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Food lines are an hour and a half, food was disgusting!, wave pool was shut down for an hour, ran out of half of the ice cream flavors, bathrooms were gross could go on....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Waited in lines all day, even to get food was 1 1/2 hours. What a waste, don't bother with this place. Waste of time & money!

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Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Brief description on how our day went on Wednesday August 14th 2014 1) Arrived early, around 9:30AM, park opens at 10AM Parking spot was very close, and checking process went smoothly. Once the park opened up, I refused to pay $10 non-refundable fee for locker rental, I kept my small items with me in a sealed plastic bag. 2) With... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I am giving Raging Waves 3 stars with the thought that it could readily be 5 with some easy fixes. Raging Waves (RW) proclaims itself to be the largest water park in Illinois. While that sentiment may be meant to entice, the reality is that it feels more like an overly spread out theme park and not a water park... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The wave pool here is very unsafe without inner tube. Problem? You HAVE to pay in order to get one and the lifeguard will yell at you if you do not have a yellow band. When I went into the wave pool there was this HUGE clog of tubes in he back. I got stuck under tubes, between tubes, and... More 

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