Splash Station Waterpark
Joliet, Ill. 60435
Cost: $13, $9 kids 48 inches and under. Free kids 3 and under. Resident, twilight and senior swim discounts
Hours: June 1-Aug. 18, 2013. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Splash Station has a zero-depth entry pool with two body slides and a lazy river. The highlight is the six-lane slide, where people race headfirst into the water. No flotation devices are allowed, though U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets are welcome and complimentary life jackets are available for use.