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Address: 4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 60560
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+1 630-882-6575
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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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Overpriced

WIfe and son enjoyed it (somewhat). However the price is excessive. Admission, lockers, all overpriced. The olny thing you don't have to pay for is parking

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
DaveUSNret
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Yorkville, Illinois
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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this park. Fun rides for the entire family. The lazy river is great and I have never been in a cleaner park. Great fun!!!

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Thank rlongnecker
Yorkville, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WIfe and son enjoyed it (somewhat). However the price is excessive. Admission, lockers, all overpriced. The olny thing you don't have to pay for is parking

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Thank DaveUSNret
Yorkville, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely some fun slides here. VERY pricy though. Food is something I could live without. Get a map. More than Lilly you will get lost.

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Thank JoziKokomo
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have driven past Raging Waves for years and finally visited for the first time in August. I was pleasantly surprised! We rented a cabana for the day which not only gives you guaranteed shade when needed but also waitstaff! The lazy river is the perfect length. Food is a bit pricey but they allow in and out privileges so... More 

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Thank Stacy M
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I guess I get that as they are the only game in town. Plan to wait. Plan on a large crowd. Thats about all I can say.

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Thank rfritz67
Yorkville, Illinois
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116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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 

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Thank Anna H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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 

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Thank XAVIER M
Yorkville, Illinois
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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.

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Thank RonBlumenthal
Illinois
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 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 

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