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Key Lime Cove


Key Lime Cove

Key Lime Cove includes a water park bowl ride.

Key Lime Cove, 2008. Used with permission.


Key Lime Cove Water Paradise is a medium-sized indoor waterpark themed to the tropics. Its Toukie's Tower feature two major body slides and two major tube slides, as well as the Hurricane's Vortex bowl ride. The park also offers a host of other water park rides and features including a lazy river, a wave pool, an adults-only whirlpool (all together now: aaahhhhhh!) and Toukie's Big Deluge, a huge interactive water play station with a dump bucket shaped like a pineapple.

Capitalizing on an emerging technology trend at water parks, Key Lime Cove offers its bathing-suit-clad guests the ability to go "cashless." Using touch-screen kiosks and wristbands embedded with trackable chips, guests are able to make purchases throughout the resort by waving their wristbands. The bands even replace room keys and room cards.

In addition to the water park, Key Lime Cove offers over 400 hotel rooms of varying configurations--some accommodating up to 12 guests--as well as meeting and banquet facilities, a spa, and an arcade. David W. Anderson, better known as restaurateur "Famous Dave" and the founder of the Rainforest Cafe chain, is one of the principals behind Key Lime Cove. Predictably, he has brought some unique dining concepts to the resort, including DW Anderson's Eatery & Ice Cream Parlor and the Crazy Toucan Margarita Grille.

If you want to compare resorts, there are other indoor water parks in Illinois besides KeyLime Cove.

Location and Phone:

Gurnee, Illinois, near Chicago and Milwaukee
Adjacent to Six Flags Great America


Indoor Water Park Square Footage:


Admission Policy and Hotel Rates:

The water park is open to registered hotel guests and included with the room rates. It also offers group sales, but does not offer day passes to the general public.


From Chicago: I-94W or I-294W. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.

From Milwaukee: I-94E. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.

From Western Illinois: I-88E to I-294N. I-294 North becomes I-94W. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee

Indoor Water Park Features:

Body slides, tube slides, bowl ride, lazy river, wave pool, activity pool, interactive water play structure with dump bucket, whirlpool spa, and kids pool.

Other Key Lime Cove Info:

Other Water Park Info:

Want to learn more about one of the featured rides at Key Lime Cove? Read this review of a similar attraction at another indoor water park:

Hurricane Hole Bowl Ride at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park

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