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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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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just stayed 3 days at the resort just last week. We really enjoyed our stay. We got a great deal and had a wonderful time. My 4 year old had a blast in the Water park and the Enchanted Forest. The Laser Tag was a blast. The Manager at the Enchanted Forest Matt Von Ostrom was great. He was... More 

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We rented a cabin and a villa for a family part of 19. Glad we got the second spot (we were one over the maximum for a cabin) because the cabin would have felt really crowded had we needed to use all three of the queen sleepers. They put us as close together as possible, and it worked out just... More 

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Bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lodge, which includes indoor water park, is much nicer than advertised. We (family of 4) stayed in one of their suites which is equipped with fireplace, whirlpool, microwave, and refrigerator. There is tv in each room, except bathroom, and the beds are very comfortable. While there, we utilized the water park, arcade, sweet shop, and stores. All are very... More 

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Oakland, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a GREAT stay and all was very enjoyable stay. Except for the breakdown on the lazer tag that was not good on both days everything else was GREAT. The miniature golf course could use a little more cleaning on the greens say at least power blow off the sticks and debris would help but otherwise the course was... More 

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Litchfield, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place close to the state parks. Indoor waterpark needs rust stains cleaned, better lighting, an more tubes. Wave pool may not have been working too well. I could stand in the 5'6" area when the wave started without issue (I'm 6'3")

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Flanagan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for an overnight to enjoy the waterpark. Sadly, the place has gone downhill. The wave pool wasn't working. There were only a few tubes for the dark & dreary lazy river. The only thing working on the play tower was the big bucket that dumped water every few minutes. The tot area was stained & in need of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

clean, fun and lots of activities for family like the water park and the enchanted forest. My boys particularly like the lazer tag. Also, there was a lot to do in the surrounding area. National State Park. Little cute touristy town of Utica. We had a lot of fun and will be staying again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time while we were there...except: Suite 133 has bed bugs! Need I say more? Management did not call me back when I reported it. Here's a pick of the Mom paying the ultimate price for fun. Btw, the weekend cost us almost $1,000, not including the expense we may incur to rid our home of bed... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family getaway for two nights. We stayed in a "Family Suite" for 6 ppl but were only provided 4 towels. The younger kids enjoyed the water park but not the shower afterwards, the shower head was inefficient and the water had a smell of sulfur. Not fun for the kids. The room was antiquated with the decor and the tube... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun place to take the kids. We also enjoyed taking a break from the water and the enchanted forest and taking a hike at Starved Rock. The wifi was terrible though. The Enchanted Forest had some great activities but the cards given by the hotel did not include the arcade games which was a bit of a let down.... More 

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