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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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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Yorkville, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you enter you'll be greeted by genuinely happy employees in this outback themed water park! Clean, friendly, well maintained park with more than enough to keep the entire family happy no matter what the age! If speedy water slides are your choice...so many to choose from! The long and winding lazy river awaits those who want to... More 

Thank tammy410711
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A friend and I took our kids with a groupon. It was a great deal. We had so much fun. Resonably priced food, immaculately clean, friendly staff all made it top notch. Tons of slides, lazy rivers, wave pools and even a beach area. We were there from open to close. We had so much fun.

Thank TravelbyeLori
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Spent the day with kids here. We came with a groupon. Such a deal. Great price, reasonably priced food and so clean. It's immaculate. So much fun. Tons of slides, lazy river, wave pool, even beach area. We actually stayed from open to close. It was a perfect day.

Thank Lori H
Atlanta, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

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 19 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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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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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21 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.

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