By Michelle Guilbeau

Summer in Chicago is short lived so making the most of the warm weather is imperative! One of the best activities to do during the warm weather season is to visit the excellent water parks located in the Chicago area.  A visit to the water park is a great way to spend the day for singles, couples and families; not only is it a fun activity to do, but it is also an excellent way to get some exercise and stay cool in the hot summer sun.

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Magic Waters Waterpark
7820 Cherryvale N. Blvd.
Cherry Valley, IL 61016
(815) 966-2442

Magic Waters Waterpark offers a day of thrills and adventures for all visitors and the water slides will especially make the heart race and pump. The slides are rated by their thrill level so visitors can decide how daring they want to be. For those who choose to relax for the day, there is plenty of water and land areas where a visitor can lay back, relax and take in the sun. Visitors who plan to visit Magic Waters Waterpark multiple times may want to consider purchasing a season pass as their is a significant discounted rate.

Itasca Caribbean Water Park
100 Catalpa Ave.
Itasca, IL  60143
(630) 773-1213

There are swimming pools with slides for individuals of all ages.  Itasca Caribbean Water Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy a day of fun and the family will feel like they have landed on a beach island, the tropics abound at this Chicago area water park. There is an interactive pool which keeps kids busy and happy all day and parents may even get in on the fun if they choose. Itasca Caribbean Water Park also offers outstanding birthday packages, details about water park birthday parties can be found on their website.

Joliet Splash Station
2780 Channahon Road
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 741-7275 x403

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For those looking for water adventure fun, the Joliet Splash Station is the water park to visit. The water park is train themed and has one of the only six-person slides in the area.  There are water mazes that are pure excitement and visitors will want to experience over and over again. The lazy  river, sandy play area, the zero depth pool and train-themed cafe also add to the excitement, there is something for everyone at Joliet Splash Station.

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Bensenville Water Park And Splash Pad
1100 W. Wood St.
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-7946

Kids of all ages will enjoy this family friendly water park, there is even a water slide that is 155 feet tall.  For families looking for relaxation and fun, Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad is the place to visit. The shaded and grassy areas along with the play area make this an excellent place for visitors to spend a relaxing day at the water park.

Hurricane Harbor/Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-1776

Visitors looking for water park fun and amusement park look no further, Hurricane Harbor/Six Flags Great America is the must visit destination.  There is something for everyone at Hurricane Harbor and the thrill seekers will not not be disappointed, water slides are in abundance at this Chicago area water park. However, there are also may areas to relax and enjoy the sun. The best part is visitors can enjoy the Hurricane Harbor water excitement during the day and Six Flags Great America at night.

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