The best indoor water parks near Chicago


Kalahari Resort

Drive time from Chicago 3½ hours, Wisconsin Dells

Reason to go They've got everything you'll need for a great staycation, so you'll park your car and won't return to it till it's time to go home. We're obsessed with the really crazy slides that drop you, free-fall style, into the water and the baby area, which will entertain even the tiniest babies.

Restaurants We love their cheesy options: Cheese curds made onsite or pizza are the way to go here.

Need to know When you're tired of the water activities, let your kids blow off the rest of their energy at the bowling alley or the climbing wall. Hire a sitter, and relax at their movie theater after the kids go to bed. Feel free to BYO food, since each room has a microwave and a refrigerator.

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