If making a splash or a lazy float are the goals this summer, here are 10 water parks around northern Illinois that are perfect for a day of summer fun.

Illinois Water Parks

The perfect place to be on a hot Illinois summer day is one of these water parks. Floating down a lazy river, ripping down a waterslide, hopping from lily pad to lily pad, riding big ones in the wave pool, or splashing in the kiddie area, all of these parks have something for everyone in your family no matter what kind of thrills they love.

Hurricane Harbor Rockford

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Hurricane Harbor Rockford via Facebook
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A lazy river, a tailspin waterslide, a free-fall waterslide ride, and Tsunami Bay, Illinois' largest wave pool.

Hurricane Harbor Rockford is at 7820 Cherryvale N Blvd in Cherry Valley.

 Hurricane Harbor Gurnee

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Hurricane Harbor in Gurnee includes multiple waterslides with one at a nearly 80-degree drop. They even have a surf simulator. Don't miss Tsunami Surge, the world's tallest water coaster.

Hurricane Harbor Gurnee is adjacent to Six Flags Great America, at 1 Great America Pkwy.

Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, Woodridge

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Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park via Facebook
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Cypress Cove features a man-made beach and over 500 feet of lazy river floating. The water playground is a big hit with the littles.

Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park is located at 8301 S. Janes Ave in Woodridge

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, Gurnee

The Great Wolf Lodge Water Park is many many things and it's a full day of fun for sure. Great Wolf is indoors, so the weather is never a problem. Inside, you'll find a four-story water fort tree house, a lazy river, and a water playground with basketball hoops. That's in addition to multiple water slides.

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park is located at 1700 Nations Dr., Gurnee

Otter Cove Aquatic Park, St. Charles

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Otter Cove Aquatic Park via Facebook
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At Otter Cove, you'll find a big activity pool, a toddler pool, and a lazy river. For waterslides, they have racer and tube slides. There's also a sand play area and sand volleyball.

Otter Cove Aquatic Park is located at 3615 Campton Hills Rd, Saint Charles

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Enjoy a zero-depth pool with a play area for the littles, tube and racing slides, waterfalls, and a cliff jump.

Centennial Water Park is located at

Raging Waves Waterpark, Yorkville

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This is the largest water park in Illinois, and it's as amazing as you'd think. 32 water slides, 5 huge kiddie areas, a giant wave pool, and a quarter-mile-long lazy river.

Raging Waves is located at 4000 N Bridge St, in Yorkville,

Splash Country Water Park, Aurora

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What I love most about Splash Country is its lazy river. At 1,100 feet, it is the second-largest lazy river in Illinois.

Splash Country is located at 195 S Barnes Rd, in Aurora

Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Elk Grove Village

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At Rainbow Falls, you'll find lots for the littlest members of the family, like the tot pool and a water playground. Plus, the four big waterslides in the photo above, and the Pelican Plunge, which we hear is pretty fast.

Rainbow Falls is located at 200 Rev Morrison Blvd, in Elk Grove Village

Paradise Bay Water Park, Lombard

There's a zero-depth entry pool at Paradise Bay, plus water slides, a drop slide, a 12-foot dive well, and an eight-lane lap pool.

Paradise Bay is located at 437 E. St. Charles Rd, in Lombard

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