Indoor Waterparks | Driving Distance from the Quad Cities


The midwest is full of indoor waterparks — amazing indoor waterparks! And once cabin fever starts to settle in, waterparks are a great option to have some fun and to burn that energy. We have several that are within about a couple hours drive of the Quad Cities, and many more that are a doable drive for an overnight or weekend getaway!

We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below! Let us know if you have a favorite that we have missed!

Grand Harbor Resort

350 Bell Street, Dubuque, IA
(563) 690-4000

Grand Bear Falls

Photo from Grand Bear Falls website

2643 IL Route 178, Utica, IL
(866) 399-3866

Check out Starved Rock State Park!

Great Wolf Lodge | Gurnee, IL

Photo from Great Wolf website

1700 Nations Dr, Gurnee, IL
(844) 482-9653

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Pirate’s Cay at Holiday Inn

Photo from Pirate’s Cay Indoor Water Park Facebook

2558 N 3650rd Rd, Sheridan, IL
(815) 496-3292

Huck’s Harbor at FunCity Resort

3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington, IA
(319) 753-2946

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  1. You’re missing one! Timber Ridge in Lake Geneva is our go to… not quite as far as the dells and more secluded then having to go to Gurnee, they’re a great option for us because my daughter loves the Rockford Discovery center museum and wooden wonderland park in Dixon that we usually stop at for a leg stretch along the way.


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