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Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park

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Address: 2643 Illinois 178, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, Utica, IL 61373
Phone Number: (815) 667-3866
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Spring break mini vacation

Overall a good last minute mini vacation. We arrived at 1pm on a Saturday 4/9 and there was only 1 person ahead of us. Not as busy as I thought since it was still spring break for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
Sannnnn
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

What fun! Stayed in the cabin that sleeps 20! It was neat and clean and lots of towels the staff provided is everything that we needed. It's close to the canyons and restaurants in town. There was an indoor kids area- bonus....adults can have cocktails at the bar and go on the rides too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Overall a good last minute mini vacation. We arrived at 1pm on a Saturday 4/9 and there was only 1 person ahead of us. Not as busy as I thought since it was still spring break for some schools in the area. We got a really nice clean room right away and headed straight to the water park. My kids... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

It is fine for younger children. The place is close to being really nice. Would like to return in the summer when we can do some outside activities IF the slides are open.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Very fun for families, needs more attention paid to cleanliness and the staff seems very unimvolved.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

kids love the wave pool they have 2 slides that you can go down. a lazy river is relaxing and a big bucket that dumps a whole lot of water about every 15 minutes!

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Byron, Illinois
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

This was our second visit lasttime summer of 2014. Went back with some trepidation. We rented a villa again. Positives- the kitchen and bathrooms were very clean ( thank God). Negatives- rest of the place had cobwebs off the fixtures and pictures . WARNING ABOUT THE JACUZZI!!-we filled it for the kids, turned on the jets and it spews out... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I have been to this water park/ Hotel/ Town homes 3 times this will be my last. We rented one of the town homes / condo's and while inside my wife went to turn on the gas fireplace as she went over to turn it on she stepped in a puddle of water on the carpet. The carpet was soaked... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice indoor waterpark. Towels furnished. Chlorine level is high. Numerous lifeguards. For all ages to enjoy.

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Evanston, Illinois
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Nice place to take your kids. Water park is very nice and not busy when we visited in the off season. The food options are somewhat limited with no real full service restaurant on site. My kids also enjoyed the indoor climbing wall and zip lines. The lack or a real restaurant lowered my review from 4 to 3.

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Aurora, Illinois
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

All of the kids had a blast! Especially our autistic grandson! Locker rooms are cold though and the mat at the end of the family slide should be larger and longer.

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