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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
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    4 of 5 stars
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Zion, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to stay when visiting Starved Rock and all other parks nearby. The resort has an indoor waterpark and indoor amusement park which is great for the entire family because you don't have to worry about the weather killing all the fun. The resort is very near all the trails that we wanted to go to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family spent a night here, and while my two small children loved it, it was a little pricey considering all the extras that aren't included in the price. The Waterpark is a little run down but enjoyable. The amusement park has very few options to offer that don't cost extra money. We did play mini golf but I wish... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent place to stay with your kids. Kids have fun in waterpark and enchanted forest..there is story time and coloring contest in lobby everyday(winner get free ice cream). Breakfast is delicious and at a good price. Starved rock is close by ..beautiful too. Highly recommended!!

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Grizzly Jack's as your consistent family getaway! It was so good to hear that you and your family enjoy yourselves so much while you are here! Hopefully your children enjoyed and won at least one of the coloring contests! We hope to see you all again soon! More

Melrose Park, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

YOU NEED TO READ THE WHOLE REVIEW .. upon arrival our room was not ready, after waiting the room was not set up for the birthday package we paid for. the room was not clean nor was the hot tub, the lights were broken and fixtures were literally falling off the wall.. then we go to the water park to... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Grizzly Jack's Resort as a little getaway for you and your family! I do apologize that your trip was not as enjoyable as you had anticipated. I apologize that you did not receive your birthday package or that your room had some fixtures that were not in great condition. As far as Starved Rock... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very Clean & nice for the price my kids had a blast!! We will be returning best for a quick family vacation close to home!! Only bad part not a lot of resturant choices but overall good place to getaway from city life!

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming and visiting Grizzly Jack's this weekend! It is good to know that the room was a good price and nice and clean! Thank you for all the positive feedback! As far as the restaurant concern, there has been some talk of opening a new restaurant in the future, so keep watching our facebook and... More

Joliet, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Donna B just recently stayed my family and me we have a five and a nine year old the room was a decent size. we like the breakfast buffet and the food at the sweet shop we also like the little stores in the lodge. there was some things that were not working in the water park like the body... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Grizzly Jack's as you family weekend destination! It was so good to hear that the room was a perfect size for you and that you enjoyed the food so much! I do apologize that we had a few of our rides and such were down in the Enchanted Forest and waterpark. Also I apologize... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked 2 nights to take our granddaughter on a little get away, read a few of the reviews after we booked and was a little nervous, but when we arrived all of my fears were calmed. The hotel was clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and well decorated we had a balcony which was nice.... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

It was great to hear how much you and your granddaughter enjoyed your time here! I'm so glad that she enjoyed the water park and storytime so much! Thank you for all the positive feedback! I have mentioned possibly upgrading the Enchanted Forest to management for review. We can't wait to have you guys back! More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff was fabulous. My 6 year old loved both the water park and Enchanted Forest. For the most part it was very clean. The fireworks were great. My only complaint is that I thought the water was too cold. I didn't even go in..I have gone to other indoor water parks and the water was much warmer. Well worth... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social media coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

We are so pleased to know that all of us here at Grizzly Jacks Resort made your trip with your family a memorable one! Thank you so much for all of your positive feedback! I do apologize that the water in the water park was too cold for you to go in, but I am glad you enjoyed yourself nonetheless.... More

Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We read the reviews so we were a little skeptical at first. Room- king suite was clean and perfect for us. tv channels did not have a huge selection but worked and we had nicktoons for the kids. waterpark was good despite no body slide. enough tubes and tube slide was cool at night! kids enjoyed wave pool and family... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your family chose to stay here at Grizzly Jack's! Thank you so much for all of your feedback! It is good to know that the King suite was perfect for your family and that you so enjoyed the waterpark and the ziplining/bungee jumping at the Enchanted Forest! As far as your suggestion about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids really enjoyed their stay. Very loud amd can hear everything when in our room. Soap from previous guest still in the shower. Breakfast was terrible. Would have liked more toddler things in the amusement park, but our older one had a blast. Food was good in the restaurants. One of the best BBC chicken pizzas I have had.... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at Grizzly Jack's Resort! It was so good to hear that your older child had a great time and that you enjoyed our food! In regards to your concern about more things for toddlers to do, I have sent that suggestion to management to review. I... More

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Address: 2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
Location: United States > Illinois > Utica
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers skin-drenching fun all year long right in the beautiful setting of Starved Rock State Park. Located just 90 minutes from Chicago or the Quad Cities and an hour from Bloomington or Rockford, our 60 wooded acres offer all of nature's wonders, featuring 60,000 sq. ft. of Indoor Entertainment! This includes Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark and Enchanted Forest Indoor Amusement Park, beautiful lodge accommodations, as well as our 1800 sq. ft. vacation villas and luxurious 2800 sq. ft. cabins. Enjoy a variety of dining options, including wraps, salads, hot sandwiches and made to order pizzas at Lumber Jacks Pizzeria and Sports Bar. During the summer months guests can enjoy a view of nature at our Bear Island Pavilion & Curtis Canyon Deck. Next to Bear Island enjoy our “Castle in the Woods” playground area and test your skills at our 18 hole Canyon Creek Miniature Golf Course, Laser Tag, Ropes Course and Zip Line (additional costs apply - open to the public). All lodge rooms include a microwave, mini-fridge, hair dryer and wi-fi internet access. Our Vacation Villas are a 2-story townhome with a fully-applianced kitchen (basic pots and pans and place settings are provided), 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our Log Cabins offer 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully-applianced kitchen (basic pots and pans and place settings are provided), 3 fireplace, s and an oversized Great Room. Other resort amenities include the Cave Arcade with over 60 games, the Wave Cafe Snack Shop, the Honey Pot Sweet Shop & Grizzly Bean Gourmet Coffee Shop, the Moose Crossing Convenience Store and the Northwoods Niche Gift Shop. Our Grand Bear Conference Center includes over 8000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 6000 sq. ft. of Grand Ballroom space to accommodate your larger functions such as weddings, family reunions and corporate events. ... more   less 
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