Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that your little ones aren't interested in making a big splash! There are several great indoor water parks near the Chicago area, where you can get away for a weekend and have some great, wet fun.
CoCo Key Water Resort 7801 E. State Street, Rockford (866) 754-6958 CoCo Key is located in Rockford, less than 2 hours from Chicago. This indoor water park offers offers a huge heated indoor pool, four story water slides, Coconut Grove Adventure River, private cabanas and much more. Stay overnight at the Best Western Clock Tower and your family can plan an entire getaway for a night or a weekend.
Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark (Update: CLOSED) The Waverton Hotel, 624 N. York St., Elmhurst (630) 279-1100 The Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark is located inside the Waverton Hotel in Elmhurst. Your family can have a blast with 24,000 square feet of wet and wild fun. Waterpark adventures include the Grand Mayan Falls Tube Slide,Howling Monkey Body Slide, tubing down the Oogaboo Lazy River, water basketball, and the Parrot Island Interactive Play Station there you can get drenched by the 300 gallon Mayan Head Dumping Bucket. Special overnight packages are available.
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva 7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI (866) 636-4502 Located on the grounds of the beautiful Grand Geneva, this park features 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement at Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark. Featuring 35-foot-high slides, an epic 300-foot adventure of twists and turns, a Lazy River that drifts more than 500 calm, relaxing feet, plus arcades, great food and access to the Grand Geneva Resort.
Key Lime Cove 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee (877) 360-0403 This Florida-Keys inspired family resort is less than an hour north of downtown Chicago in Gurnee. Waterpark fun includes the RipTide Reef Arcade, Leapin’ Lizards artistic adventure spot for funky crafts and games, Pinki’s Pet Palace where the kids can make their very own pet, and much more. And moms - let dad watch the kids while you take in a massage or facial at the Paradise Mist Spa!
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort IL R.178, Utica IL (866) 399-3866 Just about 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Grizzly Jack's is ideal for a weekend family getaway. At the 24,000 square foot indoor waterpark, you can splash in the wave pool, slide down a water slide, float down the lazy river, or wade in the kiddie pool with your little ones. Other activities include the Cave Arcade, park train, and The Enchanted Forest, a 36,000 sq. foot indoor amusement park.