Five Chicago-Area Indoor Water Parks to Visit This Winter – NBC Chicago

Now that the holidays are over and winter has begun, families throughout the Chicago area may already be dreaming of warm weather and summer trips to the water park. But with spring break first, why not try one of the many indoor water parks near Chicago?

From Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin to Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, below is a rundown of five water parks you could visit during the weary days of winter.

Great Wolf Lodge – Gurnee, Illinois  y Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin:

With two locations near Chicago, one in the suburb of Gurnee and one in the Wisconsin Dells, Great Wolf Lodge features several attractions, including hot springs, water slides, and boat rides.

There are several different price packages available. However, access to the water park is limited to hotel guests only.

For more information on Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, click here: Indoor Water Park & Resort | Chicago Resort | Great Wolf Lodge.

Grand Bear en Starved Rock – Utica, Illinois:

Grand Bear is a rustic style hostel located about a 90 minute drive from Chicago. The 24,000-square-foot indoor water park features play areas, a lazy river, a wave pool, and more.

Although hotel guests can access the complex for free, day passes can be purchased. Admission for adults is $40 and admission for children is $35. Residents of LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam counties are eligible for discounts.

For more information on Grand Bear at Starved Rock, click here: Grand Bear Resort en Starved Rock

Wilderness Resort – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin:

Known as “America’s Largest Water Park,” Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells features four indoor water parks with various attractions, including a wave pool, lazy river, slides and more. The resort itself offers plenty of features for families and adults, including a golf course, spa, and swim-up bar.

Access to the resort is included for hotel guests.

For more information on Wilderness Resort, click here: Wilderness Water Park Resort en Wisconsin Dells – Wilderness Resort

Kalahari Resorts – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin:

The Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells includes unique rides and features such as the Flowrider, a wave simulator, and the MasterBlaster, a 570-foot water coaster. The hotel also has adults-only attractions, including a spa, golf club, and live entertainment.

While resort access is included for hotel guests, day passes are available and start at $59.99.

For more information on Kalahari Resorts, click here: Location Wisconsin | Kalahari Resorts

Timber Ridge Lodge and  Water Park – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin:

The indoor water park at Timber Ridge Lodge, located about 80 miles outside of Chicago, offers 35-foot-tall slides, a lazy river that stretches over 500 feet, and more.

Access to the water park is free for all hotel guests.

For more information on Timber Ridge Lodge and Water Park, click here: Waterparks Wisconsin | Lake Geneva, WI | Cabin Timber Ridge

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