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Magic Waters Waterpark

7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
+1 815-966-2442
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Another great time !!

Spent Sunday before Labor Day at the park. We have been here before and had a great time. Lines for... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Shane B
Normal, Illinois
via mobile
Great value for what we paid!!

We drove over an hour from the western Chicago burns with school aged children to visit because... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Wheaton, Illinois
via mobile
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Magic Waters Waterpark is a family-friendly, outdoor water park with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and friendly customer service. Magic Waters is conveniently located just off Interstate 90/39 in Rockford, Illinois, near the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin border, not far from the Chicago area. The waterpark is home to Illinois' largest wave pool, a 75-foot tall speed slide, and much more!
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“wave pool” (40 reviews)
“bring coolers” (3 reviews)
“life jackets” (2 reviews)
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7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Spent Sunday before Labor Day at the park. We have been here before and had a great time. Lines for slides were not too bad and park is very clean. The only complaint I have is the water temp in the lazy river. It was...More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We drove over an hour from the western Chicago burns with school aged children to visit because Raging Waves is too crowded!! My kids were so pleased to get there and have a chance to ride everything within the first 60 minutes of our arrival....More

Thank cpreede
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Coming from out of town, I checked the policy for what age kids could come w/o an adult. I dropped off 3- 13 year old boys who have been there before. It was perfect for them, they purchased a locker to put their money and...More

Thank 833Christine_B_12
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I recommend getting a cabana since it comes with a locker, drinks, tube rental, etc. they have a cheap cabana for smaller families. If you go during the week the crowds aren't too bad either. The food can get expensive, but they do allow you...More

1  Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went w my sister. Her daughter and her friend. Loved every minute of this park. We were there 6 hours. We rented a cabana near the wave pool as a landing place for all of us. Had a blast w the wave pool and all...More

Thank julie m
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I don't know how this place is still open after the constant health code violations and the fact that there is close to nothing here. They have a wave pool and a few water slides but that's it. I would never recommend this place to...More

Thank uryufriend
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Magic Waters was the ideal place to take kids every summer, but it's crowded, other visitors are inconsiderate because they Can Be, and the lifeguards are uninterested in their jobs. And now they don't allow you to bring in coolers or outside food. Problematic for...More

3  Thank Aura S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It's a waterpark. Always crowded. That is the most negative thing there is. otherwise, a fun time to waste away a day with the kids. The lazy river is nice. The dumping water bucket is a hit with the little ones. They have some challenging...More

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We went here as a couple but it is a great place for the family too. There are a lot of different things to do. I like the lazy river the best. I also like the wave pool. They have lockers that you can rent...More

Thank kathyloveshotel
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I brought my family here for my 1 year old baby birthday and everyone enjoyed themselves. I liked that they had an area designated for toddlers to enjoy themselves

Thank Masheka N
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Olivia B
14 July 2017|
Response from julie m | Reviewed this property |
No they do not and they do search your bags. You can take in in opened waters.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Nely E | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's 48 inches some of them are 36 inches but if you log onto the website you can confirm that