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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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Crowded and Closes Early

Although this place has some great water slides and all, the lines can quite literally be over an hour to get on one. Also, the food is expensive, and not very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Garet P
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Darien, Illinois
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Darien, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Although this place has some great water slides and all, the lines can quite literally be over an hour to get on one. Also, the food is expensive, and not very good.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Since this is the only water park in the area it gets very busy. It's not an inexpensive park, they charge for everything separately. The only way to save is to rent a Cabana package,it seems quite pricey but will save a lot in the end. You may also consider packing coolers and going to the parking lot to eat... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place rocks! They have plenty of things to do for all ages. They have different shows in the summer. Last year was a pirate show. Fun! They have a giant wave pool, with zero depth entry, I like to sit in the water and get a little sun. They have several slides, a kiddie pool area, lazy river. Concessions.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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162 reviews 162 reviews
94 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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19 reviews 19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

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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3 attraction reviews
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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

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

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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