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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

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2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars NEW

We went on a thurs night and there was no one there. It was super fun even for the older kids. It might be a lot busier on the weekends so it might get crowded. But our trip was awesome. They have an indoor pool area which has a intense wave pool, it's small but the waves are big. Then... More 

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Coal City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay but we stayed a Thursday night and got an awesome deal using AAA. so we ere more accepting. IF i had paid $250 like some others guests I would not be happy. I think they rented a Villa so that's why it cost so much more. I paid 80.99 before tax and fees. I traveled with... More 

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Wyanet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My only problems were the lack of water slides for children under 48" and the size of the locker rooms. The rooms were very spacious and all amenities worked well. No need to bring your own towels for pool. They supply all that you would need.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place! Highly recommend villa or cabin. Water park definitely needs attention (dirty and locker rooms are disgusting!!) a lot of non working attractions. With better management and a good update this place could be top notch.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do. Great atmosphere. Take padlocks for lockers if you are going to use the pool. Otherwise there is a min $5 charge for a locked locker. They tell you at checkin there is an additional charge for arcade games. They also tell you rooms are ready a little later than most other hotels. Our experience is after 4:00pm.... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my husband and 2.5 year old twins stayed 1 night here on Feb. 15, 2015. We got a decent rate ($250) for the night for a 2-bedroom villa which also included water park passes for both days. When I made the reservation I was told that we could start using the water park at 1pm on the day of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time, but we have been to better waterpark resorts. FYI, if your child is under 4' they won't be able to ride the big water slide even with an adult. This really disappointed my kids as they have ridden with an adult at other parks and had a blast. This park is just as expensive as... More 

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Argenta, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Grizzly Jacks over the weekend (the waterpark isn't open during regular week nights in the winter) and were surprised by how pricey the accommodations were. Yet, the room we stayed in was ok - nothing great, but clean and had a lodge feel to it, the waterpark was a lot of fun, and the free ride cards... More 

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Groveland, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group consisted of 8 adults and 8 kids spending two full days and one night at the large villa cabin. The Good: It's so nice to have something indoors to do in the winter time. The villa was very roomy and fit our group well, we got there at 1:00 and were able to check in early. Beautiful cabin... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to celebrate my daughter's 7th Birthday. The staff they had was very friendly and helpful just not enough of them. It was a very busy weekend because of the holiday but they were not prepared. I blame management and not the staff working. I was also disappointed in the pool area. The locker room was dirty with towels... More 

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Additional Information about Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Address: 2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
Location: United States > Illinois > Utica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 272
Also Known As:
Grizzly Jack`s Grand Bear Hotel Utica
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Hotel

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