The enormous Great Barrier Reef wave pool also offers a cool respite, albeit with the occasional surf pounding into you. Younger kids will enjoy the multi-level, interactive water play center, which features a dump bucket along with smaller water slides and loads of soak-worthy sprayers and other user-activated gizmos.
Operating Schedule:The park is open June through Labor Day. Check with Raging Waves water park for exact operating days and hours.
Location:4000 North Bridge Street (St. Rt. 47), Yorkville Illinois
Directions:From Chicago: I-290W to I-88W (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway). Rt. 56W toward Sugar Grove to Rt. 47S toward Sugar Grove. Park is on Rt. 47 at 4000 North Bridge Street.
From Rockville: Rt. 20E toward Belvidere to I-39S toward Bloomington to I-88E (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) to Rt. 47S. Park is on Rt. 47 at 4000 North Bridge Street.
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