Illinois Attractions

Illinois attractions are listed below in alphabetical order.

Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags Great America is a 300-acre theme park located in Gurnee, Illinois, between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Open since 1974, it is considered the Midwest’s premier theme park and features a 13-acre water park and over 130 rides and attractions, including 13 roller coasters.

It also features three themed children's areas, live stage shows and meet and greets with favorite LOONEY TUNES and Justice League characters.

This Illinois theme park is divided into the ten themed areas listed below.

Carousel Plaza is the first section beyond the main gates and is home to the “Sky Trek Tower” where guest can take in an aerial view of the park. It also includes the double-decker “Columbia Carousel” and the “Winner’s Circle Go Karts”.

Hometown Square is the small-town-themed area of the park and is home to the world’s one and only spiral lift coaster, the “Whizzer”. Other rides in this area include the spinning rides of the “Hometown Fun Machine” scrambler, “The Orbit” and the “Triple Play”. Guests can also take a ride around the park on the “Great America Scenic Railway” which stops at the County Fair area.

Orleans Place is modeled after the French Quarter and features the new thrill coaster “The Dark Knight Coaster” as well as the “Superman: Ultimate Flight” thrill coaster. Guest can also take a ten-story spin on the “Condor” and ride the bumper cars of “Rue Le Dodge”.

• The Mardi Gras area offers a touch of the Big Easy with a family feel. It features the spinning rides “King Chaos” and “Ragin’ Cajun” coaster along with the “Roaring Rapids” whitewater raft ride. Kiddie rides include the “Jester’s Wild Ride” and the “Big Easy Balloons”.

Yankee Harbor is inspired by a 19th Century New England port and is home to the “Vertical Velocity” spiraling vertical coaster and “Batman The Ride”, the world’s first inverted, outside-looping coaster. It also includes the “Yankee Clipper” water ride, the “Whirligig” swings and the “East River Crawler”.

Yukon Territory resembles a Canadian/Alaskan logging camp and includes the world’s tallest, fastest stand-up looping coaster, “Iron Wolf “as well as the “Logger’s Run” water flume. This area also features two children’s areas, “Camp Cartoon” and “Looney Tunes National Park “.

Camp Cartoon features the “Bedrock Boulder Roller” Ferris wheel, “Flintstones Rocky Road Rescue Service” and “Yogi’s Yahoo River”. It also features the kiddie coaster,”Spacely’s Sprocket Rocket”, and “Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine”.

Looney Tunes National Park includes the “Looney Tunes Lodge” foam ball play area and the “Looney Trotter” train ride. Kiddie rides include the “Petunia's Lady Bugz”, “Porky's Buzzy Beez” and the “Waddaview Charter Service” helicopter ride.

County Fair has a rural-fair theme and includes the “Demon” looping coaster and the side-by-side tracks of the “American Eagle” wooden racing coaster. Other rides include the reeling “Fiddler’s Fling”, the ”Revolution” swinging pendulum and the “Great America Raceway”.

Wiggles World is the newest children’s area in the park and features rides and attractions designed especially for children between two and six years old. It features the “S.S. Feathersword” play ship and “Hen’s Splish Splash Fountain” sprayground. Rides include the “Big Red Cars”, “Big Red Planes”, “Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad” and “Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cups”.

• The Southwest Territory sports a Spanish flair and features the thrill rides “Raging Bull” hyper-twister coaster, the “Giant Drop” high-speed free fall ride and the “Viper” wooden coaster. It also includes the “Chubasco” tea cups and the swinging rides, “Ricochet” and the “River Rocker” canoe.

Hurricane Harbor is the Caribbean themed 15-acre water park located within Six Flags Great America theme park that includes over 25 water slides and the 500,000-gallon wave pool, “Hurricane Bay”.

Thrill slides include the “Hammerhead”, “Barracuda”, “Paradise Plunge” and “Riptide” speed slides.

Raft rides include the “Bahama Mama” and “Bubba Tubba” as well as the six-story funnel ride, “Tornado”. Other slides include the “Wahoo Racer”, “Vortex” and “Typhoon” along with the “Hurricane Mountain” tube ride.

Little ones can enjoy the bubblers and fountains of the “Buccaneer Bay” zero-entry water playground while the bigger kids and adults can explore the 100,000 square feet of “Skull Island”.

Considered the world’s largest water playground, “Skull Island” features slides, crawls, tunnels and dozens of interactive water features along with a six-story skull structure with two slides.

Six Flags Great America is open May through September with varying days and hours.

For more information on this Illinois theme park, please contact :

Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
542 N. State Route 21
Gurnee, IL 60031

Splash City Family Waterpark

Splash City Family Waterpark is a small water park that is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Attractions include a lazy river, “FlowRider” surfing ride and a zero-entry activity pool with seven slides. Little ones will enjoy the kiddie pool while the older kids will enjoy the “Monsoon Mountain” play area with multi-level play structure, five slides, tipping bucket and interactive water features. The park also includes a sand play area and volleyball court.

For more information on this Illinois theme park, please contact:

Splash City Family Waterpark
10 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Splash Country Water Park

Splash Country Water Park is a small municipal park that is open from May through September. It features a lazy river with tipping buckets and water fountains as well as a zero-entry, six-lane lap pool with interactive water features and two slides. Other attractions include a kiddie pool with water falls and toys, a sand playground and two volleyball courts.

For more information on this Illinois theme park, please contact:

Splash Country Water Park
195 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60506

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