Drive time from Chicago 40 minutes, Schaumburg
Reason to go It's close, it's cheap and it's an easy way to do a water park without making a huge commitment. The many shallow areas make it great for tiny tots, but the slides guarantee that your slightly older child (under 10 is probably best) also will enjoy their day here.
Restaurants Leave the water park to go to all the chain restaurants nearby.
Need to know This is a bare bones park. It's operated through the park district, so there's no hotel or other amenities.
More information parkfun.com