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Dive Into the Ultimate Family Vacation at Our Chicago Resort

No matter what the weather outside is doing, our resort at Great Wolf Chicago / Gurnee, IL, keeps the indoor water park fun flowing 365 days per year. Splash, swim, and slide with the whole family, then dry off and head into our adventure park to delight in dry-land attractions such as bowling, arcade games, mini golf, our immersive MagiQuest adventure game, and more. Kids will love the assortment of entertainment included in your stay—from yoga and arts & crafts projects to a dance party and story time that wrap up the day—and be sure to keep your camera handy for a photo op with the Great Wolf Kids characters who have been known to roam around the resort.

Whether you're planning a special occasion or just need a quick escape, our Great Wolf Lodge resort provides top-notch service that creates memories of a lifetime.

Resort Amenities

stairs and theindoor waterslides they lead to
Water Park
Discover the collection of slides, pools, and more that our indoor water park offers.
girl in wolf ears and boy in wizard hat raise their wands to play MagiQuest game
Keep the fun going on dry land with the various attractions in our adventure park.
Dad and daughter run and play surrounded by other families sitting
Enjoy a variety of interactive events that are included in your stay at the resort.

Guest Rooms, Suites & Accommodations

Our luxurious suites are spacious and inviting, providing the perfect respite after a day of play.

We have accommodations for groups small or large with special features like patios, sleeper sofas, themed sleeping areas, and/or accessible bathrooms, so you can customize your stay to fit your family's needs.

Room amenities such as a coffeemaker, a mini fridge, internet access, and HDTVs are standard, ensuring you have everything you need at our Chicago resort for the ultimate family getaway.

Resort Dining

The variety of dining options for kids and adults located throughout our Chicago resort can cater to any appetite: enjoy a family meal of shareable plates, pizza fresh from the oven, a casual poolside picnic, and more.

Parents will appreciate our coffee and bar outlets for when it's time to fuel up or unwind, and there are sweet treats to grab and go whenever the craving strikes.

The Great Wolf Lodge mobile app offers contactless food ordering so you can plan ahead and have your food ready for pick-up exactly when you want it.

Events & Meetings

Great Wolf Lodge is available to host private events of all types. With multiple flexible rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of outdoor event space, our Chicago resort has your next special occasion covered with:

  • Adaptable event spaces for birthdays, weddings, cocktail receptions, conferences, meetings, and more
  • A personalized program for groups of any size
  • Dedicated blocks of suites with easy payment options
  • Separate event parking and entrance
  • Full-service customizable catering
  • Fully integrated A/V and technology options

Things To Do in Chicago, IL

After exploring all the indoor and outdoor activities we have to offer, we suggest heading to downtown Chicago.

Families can enjoy a number of kid-friendly experiences at the famous Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. You can also stop by the famous Michigan Avenue for some shopping or even an ice cream break.

Parents might want to sneak away for a night of adult fun at Zanies Comedy Club. You could also consider taking in a show at 115 Bourbon Street, the largest entertainment complex in the southside. If you can extend the getaway by more than a few hours, book a stay at Eaglewood Resort and enjoy a treatment at their famous Stonedrift Spa.

If you're willing to travel out of the Chicago area, you can take a road trip to Lake Geneva. Let the little ones explore all the activities the destination has to offer. Enjoy some family fun by spending a day at the beach or a local swimming pool. You can also spend time together by exploring hiking trails, bike paths, orchards, parks, and nature areas. Lake Geneva offers a number of family-friendly resorts for visitors to call home during their stay with tennis courts, golf courses, and other adult activities.

Illinois is certainly full of adventure. Start planning your next family vacation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a stay at Great Wolf Lodge?

Great Wolf Lodge guests have unlimited access to our 84-degree indoor water park, filled with slides, pools, and more. Guests are also invited to enjoy free daily events and activities, including dance parties, arts and crafts, and story time. Our Adventure Park is also full of attractions available at an additional cost. Parking is not included in the room rate.

What are the water park hours at the Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, IL?

For water park hours during your stay, please view our Indoor Water Park page. You can access the water park any time after opening on your arrival day and until closing time on your departure day.

How much is a water park day pass at the Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee?

You can enjoy our entire indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, IL with a Day Pass. Please see our Day Pass Page for pricing on both Half Day and Full Day Passes. Passes are free for children ages 2 and under.

How far is Great Wolf Lodge from Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI?

The Great Wolf Lodge water park resort in Gurnee, IL is located less than an hour away north of Chicago, IL, and 50 minutes south of Milwaukee, WI.

When did the Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee open?

Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, IL opened in 2018.