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

Place is very nice BUT, whenever it's hot it is crazy busy. Lines are 40+ minutes to get on anything. I guess it's thye nature of the beast. Still a cool place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
RichChicago_IL
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Yorkville, Illinois
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Ingleside, Illinois
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bought tickets thru Groupon, figured advertising for largest waterpark in Illinois was worth visiting. What a tremendous waste of money and time! Our first stop was the Great Barrier Reef and this was like I'd gone to Grandma's pool! The waves were miniscule compared to what we've been to in the past! Our favorite wave pool has waves that break... More 

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Thank linareva
Aurora, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter (age 7) and I visited the water park with friends on a Tuesday in July. We got their early (just after 9am) and got a GREAT parking spot. We went to the door at 9:30 and a line was forming…the park opens at 10am. We used this early wait time to apply sunblock. They searched our bags (you... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place is very nice BUT, whenever it's hot it is crazy busy. Lines are 40+ minutes to get on anything. I guess it's thye nature of the beast. Still a cool place.

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Thank RichChicago_IL
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been wanting to come out here for years. I finally convinced my kids to give this place a try last week. We chose to come on a Friday afternoon on what was one of the hottest weeks of the year. There were a ton of people, but the staff kept the lines moving pretty well, and the place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

1st time there. Loved the park and all the activities. Will be going back soon. There is something for ages.

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Thank SDavis610
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The waves at the Great Barrier reef are big and watch out for bumping tubes on crowded days. Pj's plummet is fast and good short line when the park is crowded Wonambi lines are usually long but good ride. Overall very good park great day trip.

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France
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Raging Waves is a fun water park. There are a bunch of slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and a kid's area. The lazy river is super fun, although it can be hard to find a tube, and it takes you all around the water park. It's a great place but it can get crowded and sometimes there are... More 

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Thank undefined838
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We get a seasons pass. The best price seems to be if you buy the pass in the late fall. Our pass cost about $65 each and included two free tickets to bring friends any time during the following season during the week. This was two free passes per season pass. So for a family of 4 you get 8... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for a hot day! Groupons or package deals make it more affordable! Like the compact feel- not too large a park! Love the lazy river!

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Yorkville, Illinois
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Something to do for everyone. Lazy river, slides, kids play area. There's no way you won't be happy here

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