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Address: 3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
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Skydive Chicago is a family run training center that has been in business...

Skydive Chicago is a family run training center that has been in business since 1988. We have built from the ground up a resort style skydiving center. Our complex sits on 220 acres and includes: Camping/RV park, showers, laundry machines, rental cabins, cafe, pro shop, internet, meeting facilities. We are one of the largest skydiving centers in the world and have hosted numerous US Nationals Championships. We have been selected to host the 2016 World Championships of Skydiving an honor we are grateful for. We are home to the A'License in a week program. Come see why we have been voted Best DZ of the year 5 years in a row.

Whether your 1st jump or your 1000th. Let Skydive Chicago help you along the way.

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Awesome experience and awesome people.

My daughter talked me and her brother into skydiving, so we came here to jump out of perfectly good plane for the first time in our lives. The people, the facilities, the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Columbia, MO
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Columbia, MO
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

My daughter talked me and her brother into skydiving, so we came here to jump out of perfectly good plane for the first time in our lives. The people, the facilities, the experience...everything was awesome. It had been cloudy all morning and early afternoon so we had to sit around a few hours waiting for it to clear out. They... More 

Thank sykutam
Schererville, Indiana
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an adventure, this is the place to go! My group made reservations ahead of time . We arrived at the designated time and filled out our paperwork, sat through a short class. We had to wait about 30 minutes for our group to be called. I am a 54 year old woman and was assigned... More 

Thank Linda G
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The best time I've ever had skydiving! The facilities, aircraft and staff are all amazing, having free coaching from some of the best skydivers in the world is the best! Can't recommend enough I will definitely be a regular at this event.

Thank Brad N
1 review
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Everyone that works there is super friendly and they all know what they're doing. By the time that I was flying over 10,000 feet from the ground, worrying about my own safety didn't even cross my mind. Thats how good they are when it comes to making sure you have an extraordinary time being hurled out of an airplane. I... More 

Thank Joe H
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I could not have asked for a better experience for my first skydive than at Skydive Chicago! I knew I was in for the experience of a lifetime right when I arrived. The whole staff was very professional and made every beginner feel like they were in great hands. Can't wait to jump again!

Thank Brian D
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is the place to go if you are thinking about going skydiving for the first time. Not only do they answer all your questions but they go over every aspect of the jump numerous times. all the jitters I thought I would have went away after they explain everything to you. My group received the full photo and video... More 

Thank Joe N
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I had first class seats to the drop of a life time. They made the experience fun and obviously knew what they were doing. I was half expecting peanuts and cocktails on the plane. I had Chad as my tandem partner, and he did a great job preparing me for the jump and reassuring me I wouldn't die. I didn't.... More 

Thank Pete C
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Couldn't have pictured a better experience than what Skydive Chicago had to offer. From start to finish it was incredible. I had such a great time I will definitely keep coming back in the future.

Thank John F
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Wow, what an awesome team Skydive Chicago is made up of! From the moment I checked in, every person there made me feel like I was in incredibly great hands. It may have been my tandem jumper's 4th or 5th jump THAT DAY, and yet the level of enthusiasm (and the laughs) he brought to my own experience truly made... More 

Thank kellyprieve
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I had my first skydiving experience at Skydive Chicago about a week ago (Summer 2016). I came with my whole company (about 20 of us) and it was an awesome experience for a bonding, company outing. All of the staff were professional, kind, hospitable, & it was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Our whole group felt safe & every single one... More 

Thank Hallie H

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