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Raging Waves Waterpark

4000 N Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560-4400
+1 630-882-6575
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Pricey but nice

There's a hefty price tag for daily admission but we found the season pass to be the best route... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Yorkville, Illinois
via mobile
A Day Enjoyed By All

Great staff at this kid friendly water park. The cabanas are the way to go. We did the high up... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Yorkville, Illinois
via mobile
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Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more than 45 acres in Yorkville, Ill., 45 minutes west of the Chicago loop. Every summer, families visit this Aussie-themed, family-friendly waterpark, which features 20 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area, a wave pool, a lazy river, 24 private cabanas, and more. Open in 2008, Raging Waves was named by USA Today as a top summer destination.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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4000 N Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560-4400
+1 630-882-6575
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

There's a hefty price tag for daily admission but we found the season pass to be the best route. Lockers are expensive to rent for the day so just best to leave valuables in your car. You can go out to parking area for lunch...More

Thank mmynatt
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great staff at this kid friendly water park. The cabanas are the way to go. We did the high up hut and loved it! We had a place where the kids could run around or nap without being in others way. It was right by...More

Thank kbursott
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Fourth time at RW, first time we rented a cabana. Always been a great day, however everyone agreed having a 'cabana' was awesome. Went with our 6 grandy's and had a super fun day. Clean, easy to park (free parking avail), not overly crowded and...More

Thank Rose V
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I only gave it 3 stars because we've spent many summers here with our years of season passes, but this was it for us! It's become too crowded! They give out way too many free passes and don't care about their loyal paying customers. How...More

Thank Sunni C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Went labor day weekend 2016 on a Saturday and the lines were minimal. Not crowded at all and lots of rides. Spent hours there and could have stayed longer. Plenty of good rides/slides and nice size wave pool. Layout is nice as slides are in...More

Thank WizeGuyFromDaChi
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited Raging Waves the week school started for some, which was the week before school started for my kids. We took advantage of the Family Fun Ultimate Advantage Package. For us, it was a good value. Me and my kids, and their friends, had...More

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If your child goes to the water park with a pass from their school, expect them to get harassed by the male manager and belittle your child if they accidentally bring their siblings pass by mistake. The adult manager actually told my kid she can...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We live a couple hours south of Raging Waves, so we make a trip every summer to spend the day there with our three kids. We have visited every summer for the past seven or eight years. We kept coming back because of the cleanliness...More

1  Thank Osmom04
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Found a Groupon & reviews were right on. Lazy river is huge & covers the park so you can take it to other side for different slides. Only negative not enough staff at check in, waited 30 min just to get in.

Thank Klalsip
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The water is cold - but by mid day when it's warm it's fine. If you get there first thing in the morning, you can get through the majority of attractions before the bulk of the lines start. However - it will be colder in...More

1  Thank jessica606
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17 July 2017|
Response from rukkunudeen r | Reviewed this property |
Parking is adjacent to the water park, you can walk out and walk in anytime. So you can keep your food in the car. You can carry some snacks and water if you like inside the park. But the problem is you need to keep it... More
Maria R
12 July 2017|
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Response from JJPLovetotravel | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are!
Elisabeth S
28 June 2017|
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Response from JJPLovetotravel | Reviewed this property |
I was there today and it was pretty busy but I've never been on the 4th.