M. asks from Milwaukee, WI on May 18, 2008
Looking for Water Park
Before I have another baby, I would like one last fun activity as a family of three. My son would really like to go to a water park, so I was thinking if we could find one at a hotel, we could make a nice weekend out of it. Can anyone recommend a kid friendly water resort that won't break the bank in IL or WI?
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S.H. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
We really enjoy TimberRidge Lodge in Lake Geneva. It is a great size for smaller children. The rooms are nice because they have a separate room for sleeping, not to mention the kitchen. Have a great getaway.
K.R. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
There is one I beleive it is a Sheratin in Palatine. Cant remember the name of it but it is only about 1 and half years old. Also There is the Six Flaggs Great America water park. It is great.
J.G. answers from Chicago on May 18, 2008
I believe there is one in Rockford, IL. there is one within the Sheraton in Arlington Heights (Coco Keys)right off of 53 and Euclid and the one in Gurnee is Key Lime (I think) right off of 94 towards WI.
R.K. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
I took my daughter to the Coco Key Resort in Arlington Heights at the Sheraton. It is down the street from the race track. We had a fabulous time! The cost was $189.00 and that included a nice room w/4 wristbands to the water park for 2 days. They also have an olympic size swimming pool that is the perfect temp. We went during the week so it wasn't busy at all. They offer use of their lifevests for free (you have to leave your DL or ID) and they have plenty of fun stuff for the little ones. They have a zero depth pool with basketball and water slides. My daughter was a little hesitant about the water slides but the lifeguards were great and helped her! After the 1st time on the slide we had trouble getting her off the slide...Lol Have breakfast in the hotels restaurant and request a booth. They have individual TV's and will bring the remote for your child. My daughter watched playhouse disney during breakfast. It is buffet style and the food was wonderful. They even had a choice of cold cereals. Let me know if you have any other questions.
G.H. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
There's one in Arlington Heights next to the race track. It's called KOKOKEYS. I don't know where you live but you take 355/290 west Rockford to Euclid St and turn right. It's only a few blocks down on the left.
V.M. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
My family really has enjoyed going to Timber Ridge in Lake Geneva Wisc. It is a nice size water park, not too big for young kids. The rooms are suites with a kitchen: refridge, microwave, stove top. If you are able to go during the week instead of weekend the rates are not bad. I would try to squeeze a trip in before school lets out for the summer.
(I have an 8 year old and a 6 year old)
Good luck with baby #2
J.D. answers from Chicago on May 18, 2008
There are tons of water parks, it just depends on how far you are willing to drive. Timberridge is in Lake Geneva, and it's just ok. You can probably find good rates now, but they will go up before camp starts. There is also the new coco key in Gurnee, and a new one in Arlington Heights. If you go online, a lot of these hotels have special deals just for booking on line.
C.U. answers from Chicago on May 20, 2008
you and your son will love
we go every year
K.S. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
Co coa keys in Schaumburg, Il is a great "indoor" water park/hotel.
( not sure of the spelling)
S.D. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
I've been to all the local ones except Gurnee. Coco Key in Rockford is great for littler kids, especially the lazy river, which is gentler than the Coco Key in Arlington Heights. That one is a great place. The Mayan Adventure at the Holiday Inn in Elmhurst is best for smaller kids and older kids because it's smaller and has a lot of slides. Not as much lifeguard supervision, though. All of these have half-day and full-day rates if you don't want to stay over.