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Address: 7820 Cherry Vale North Blvd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
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+1 815-966-2442
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Magic Waters Waterpark is a family-friendly, outdoor water park with high...

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!

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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

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Masheka N
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108 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 to keep items in. The gift shop has a lot of cool things for sale... More 

Thank kathyloveshotel
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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
Canton, Illinois
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I took my kids on a Monday, and it wasn't overly crowded. I purchased my tickets online for only $13 apiece. I am very pleased with the value for the amount of fun we had. We wheeled in our own full sized cooler with drinks and snacks, which saved me a ton of money (honestly would not been able to... More 

1 Thank zack z
Janesville, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Coming from a dude who loves water, this place has been a disappointment every time I have visited. Dirty lazy river and wave pool. Very few attractions. $7 gets you a locker slightly larger than a cereal box. Go to Noah's Ark or Mt. Olympus if you're looking for a real waterpark experiene.

1 Thank Justin Y
Palatine, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Ok, this was my first time at a waterpark. Now, it was nice, we could bring a cooler in, with food. The frist 2 hours, was great, played in the wavepool, went on a few slides. But then, the park was so crowed, that you couldn't hardly walk. Then, on top of that, the staff seemed overwellmed, and couldn't control... More 

1 Thank Briantheriverrat
Blue Mound, Illinois
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We have seen this waterpark many times traveling on I90 and have wanted to go. Finally we decided to go on a whim. First off, they were running a deal on park tickets online. They were only $13 a piece! So we decided to splurge and get a cabana for the day. We stayed in the Hawaiian Hideaway, which was... More 

2 Thank Leslie W
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great place to take the family! Tickets are expensive, but they offer discounted tickets early and late in the season to use any day. One day a week, this year it was Tuesday, they offer admission for $12. Although it's a good deal, try to stay away on discount day. It's SOOOO crowded and you'll spend most of your time... More 

Thank Debbie A
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had children and teens we all had a blast minus the few weather complications it's was a good day

Thank Chelsea K
Janesville, Wisconsin
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167 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

my friend and I took our kids to Magic waters for a day of fun and it was a pretty good time. I would only have to say that the prices are way over board! For one adult and a 7 year old it was $48! WHAT you can go to the bigger water parks in the dells for cheaper.... More 

Thank Boatking K
Sparta, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Spent the day here with my 2 granddaughters and a niece plus my 2 sisters. We were there on half price Tuesday, so it was really busy. We rode several of the water slides. The girls favorite thing was the wave pool. My favorite too! We enjoyed the lazy river also. You can take a cooler into the park. We... More 

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