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Address: 7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Phone Number: +1 815-966-2442
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Magic Waters Waterpark is a family-friendly, outdoor water park with high...

Magic Waters Waterpark is a family-friendly, outdoor water park with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and friendly customer service. Magic Waters is conveniently located just off Interstate 90/39 in Rockford, Illinois, near the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin border, not far from the Chicago area. The waterpark is home to Illinois' largest wave pool, a 75-foot tall speed slide, and much more!

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Lots of fun...

We enjoyed our visit....our children also enjoyed... You can carry food with you..they are not allowing any water toys like tubes,jackets,balls,etc. I only disappointed because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dhara T
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

my friend and I took our kids to Magic waters for a day of fun and it was a pretty good time. I would only have to say that the prices are way over board! For one adult and a 7 year old it was $48! WHAT you can go to the bigger water parks in the dells for cheaper.... More 

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Thank Boatking K
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in the Rockford area, it's a must go. Great rides, slides and eating areas. There was a great balance of activities for adults as well as very young kids. The lazy river was gray and the water temperature was amazing!

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2 Thank Nely E
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit....our children also enjoyed... You can carry food with you..they are not allowing any water toys like tubes,jackets,balls,etc. I only disappointed because they charged additional for life jackets and tubes..

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Thank Dhara T
Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We love going to Magic Waters!! My grandson had his birthday party there in 2015 and cant wait to go again this year!! Hate the lines but love the rides!!

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1 Thank KeriSoVery
Winona, Minnesota
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This was a place my daughter has wanted to visit for years, so we worked it in to a trip. Food prices are typical, i.e. high, for amusement venues. Lockers are small so don't wear bulky clothes or you'll need one locker per person. Unfortunately, some slides don't allow single riders, so you have to have two kids or else... More 

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Thank TA R
Chicago, Illinois
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610 reviews
453 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 800 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

PROS: can bring own food and water inside; ample free parking; different attractions for kids of all ages; Paved parking by the front of the park and grass parking in the back. Coming early ensures you have a great central spot to sit in and can go to the rides without too long a line. The cafeteria also serves good... More 

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2 Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went on a Sunday in August. Not a good idea. It was packed. They closed the park to new entries around noon, as they had hit the max capacity. It was about an hour wait to ride anything. I liked that you can bring in your own food, but I don't think they picked up any trash. By the... More 

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1 Thank J S
Illinois
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's hard to know what it will be like when you get there...but if the weather is hot and sunny, it's probably going to be crowded...otherwise you don't want to go, right? You also don't know until you get there if all of the attractions will be functioning (unless you check their facebook page) and that can affect crowds and... More 

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Thank Tina Y
East Peoria, Illinois
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went on "12 Buck Wednesday", when entrance was only $12 as opposed to $20. Was pretty crowded, but clean. There are a lot of slides and attractions to choose from (long lines, unfortunately). However, the one thing you don't have to stand in line for happened to be my kids' favorite thing: the wave pool. Lots of fun for... More 

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Thank jomawa
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went this past weekend and it was crowded. I would not have paid full price to go there but since we got a deal on tickets I did not mind. It was nice that you could bring in your own cooler with food and drinks. Just no alcohol! The line to get into the park was a crazy mess... More 

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