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Address: 4000 N Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560-4400
Phone Number: 630-882-6575
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Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more than...

Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more than 40 acres in Yorkville, Ill., 45 minutes west of the Chicago loop. Every summer, nearly 300,000 people visit the Aussie-themed, family-friendly waterpark, which features 18 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area, a wave pool, a lazy river, 20 private cabanas, and more. Open in 2008, Raging Waves was named by USA Today as a top summer destination.

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Good if you are prepared

It's been one year since we last visited Raging Waves and not much has changed. As stated in my last review, this very popular waterpark is almost always be crowded. You MUST be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ethan K
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Illinois
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Yorkville, Illinois
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19 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love going here! It's clean and well maintained. Friendly staff which are mostly teens but polite and helpful.

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Thank Heather J
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our three visiting grandsons ages 13, 12, & 9 and after 5 hours they declared it awesome. The Wave Pool was the best they've been in and the slides were scary and great. It was worth the hour plus drive from Chicago.

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Thank RonBlumenthal
Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been one year since we last visited Raging Waves and not much has changed. As stated in my last review, this very popular waterpark is almost always be crowded. You MUST be prepared for that. Arrive well before opening time if you want to get a good parking spot, get in quickly, and claim well located chairs. Paying $5... More 

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Thank Ethan K
Naperville, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have been to this park and each time we have had a great time. There are water activities for all ages - from the very young to even this 62 year old grandmother. There are plenty of beach chairs all around the park, many food booths, and the park itself is kept very clean.... More 

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Thank Sherri R
Lisle, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there early, (which I would recommend because it seems to get crowded), and had no problem finding chairs. The wave pool is really cool, but gets super crowded and is probably not best for little kids. They have a nice little kids area with smaller slides, which were perfect for my 5 yr old. I liked the lazy... More 

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Thank Kari B
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a warm summer day and it was very very crowded. Long lines waiting for raft just to wait in line for ride. Wave pool was scary with all the rafts and adults who would just plow into kids. The crowd thinned toward closing at 6:00 and lines were much better. Food options and prices are good.

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Thank KCH143
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would caution anyone considering driving out for a day of family fun, you'll be very disappointed. Unless you arrive early in the day you'll be walking 5 minutes from your car to the gate. Just to walk in the door you're going to drop around a hundred dollars for a family of 4.... and don't even think of bringing... More 

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Thank Matt S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son received a voucher from school for a free weekday visit. Since it was a Wednesday and hot, we decided to go. The line to get in took us about 35 min. The lines for the slides were ridiculous, and on the lazy river all you did was bump into other people and tubes. Quite aggravating. What's it like... More 

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aurora
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went today. What a joke. That park is too small for the amount of people that are there. Not even safe. They need to expand the park and get more staff. Waited an hour at least to get on one slide. Our only slide of the day. That slide they had one girl working two lines and getting tubes... More 

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Thank tricia o
Illinois
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in August on a Wednesday. It was clean. The rides were fun. It's a huge place. You can lay out by the wave pool if you get pooped out or do the Lazy River. The only problem is not always having a friend to go with to the Park. When we went it was me and my girlfriend.... More 

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