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Address: 4000 N Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560-4400
Phone Number: 630-882-6575
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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First time visit for this Yorkville gal

I've lived in Yorkville for 12 years, so I was here before the water park was, and I've never been to visit. I had waited until my son was tall enough to ride everything, given... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
Anna H
Yorkville, Illinois
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Yorkville, Illinois
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Yorkville for 12 years, so I was here before the water park was, and I've never been to visit. I had waited until my son was tall enough to ride everything, given the expense of the tickets. We decided to visit after 3pm for reduced rate, and for three people tickets in it was still over $70.... More 

Thank Anna H
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My 2 sons (8 & 11) and I had a great time there. We went there on a Friday afternoon toward the end of the season. We were lucky as the park was pretty quiet and we did not have to wait long before going on the rides. Our favorite rides were Wonambi, Boomerang , Crocodile Mile and the Cyclone.... More 

Yorkville, Illinois
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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

Thank Heather J
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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.

Thank RonBlumenthal
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

Thank Ethan K
Naperville, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

Thank Sherri R
Lisle, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

Thank Kari B
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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.

Thank KCH143
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 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 

Thank Matt S
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 

Thank Sharon P

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