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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a lot of fun my boyfriend, my kids, and I enjoyed it a lot. We want to go back again. The villa was nice, the water park was nice, just the water was a little cold but it was good once you got used to it, and the amusement park was nice too. We really like the restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The room was very clean. The Waterpark was fine, nothing too exciting, but the kids had fun. The locker room was horrible! My tip is wear your suit there,so you don't have to change in that place! Overall,we had fun.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left a night early due to the state of the waterpark. Dirty band aids everywhere. Hair extensions on the rocks and in the shower area. After 2 hours we were ready to call it a day. The villa was nice and very roomy. The amusement area was a let down. Half the games didn't work But I guess we... More 

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Geneseo, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved some things about this place, while others were a big downer. We stayed on Easter weekend-Saturday, April 4th, 2015. Room number 106-basement level. First time experience. 2 adults, with our kids ages 13 and 5. PLEASE READ!!! We loved the arcade in the amusement park. We thought the rooms were clean, mostly updated and fresh looking. However, our... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our 5 1/2 year old to Grizzly Jacks on Easter Sunday for a mini little spring break vacation. I'm glad we did - we had a great time. The place was pretty quiet with not a lot of guests at all. That was a plus because upon check out on Monday at 1 pm the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at Grizzly Jacks the last two summers and loved it. We were glad to be able to find an open night over spring break to go there at a different time. The resort did not disappoint. Waterpark was nice though crowded. The Enchanted Forest is a great place for kids and adults to eat and enjoy a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would just like to start by saying they did refund our money, although we never asked them to. We just wanted to check out a night early. We love indoor water park hotels and have stayed at as many as we could in WI. We just wanted to take a quick two day trip over Easter to get my... More 

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Wilmington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall was a nice stay. I brought my 15yo and her friend along with my 3 grandsons 6,4 and 6 months. The younger kids had a great time and there was a lot to keep them entertained. The 2 teen girls thought most of the activities were for little kids however they did enjoy the water park. The villa was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this place instead of driving to the Dells for an over night stay with the kids for spring break. It was my friend and our combined 3 kids ranging from 13-6. Considering it wasn't the Dells, which I wasn't expecting it was a pretty cool place to go. The water park is small compared to the Dells but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had previously enjoyed an overnight at Grizzly Jack's. This time, over Spring Break weekend, they didn't seem to have enough help in the Enchanted Forest (lines were over an hour wait), and the water temperature in the Waterpark was quite chilly....

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