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Welcome To Chicago / Gurnee, IL

Welcome To Chicago / Gurnee, IL

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Stay Dates: 04/10/2024 — 07/25/2024


Welcome to Gurnee, IL

Book now for a family getaway near Chicago.

Our family resort near Chicago, IL opened its doors in 2018, giving Chicagoland a convenient place to getaway. Against inconsistencies of Midwest weather, our lodge offers a weatherproof chance for families to unwind with an 80,000 square-foot indoor water park kept at a warm 84 degrees year-round, fun attractions & events, dining options to please every palate, and more — Experience a world of play all under one roof. 
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Comfortable space for the whole family to rest, relax & recharge
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Our partnership with P&G provides a CleanPLUS Experience in suites
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Water park passes & kids events included with an overnight stay

We Have the Perfect Suite for Your Pack's Needs

Whether you book a Standard Suite with room for up to 6 guests, a Themed Suite featuring one-of-a-kind accommodations, or our Premium Suites offering comfortable space for up to 13, we've got you covered.
Discover the right den for your family's rest and relaxation in between all the splashing and fun.

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Featured Attraction


Are you ready to unleash your inner wizard? MagiQuest is an immersive game experience that takes you on a magical adventure through Great Wolf Lodge. Armed with a magic wand, you'll explore a fantastical world filled with secrets and surprises, unlocking new challenges and quests as you go.


Our immersive game experience takes you on a magical adventure through the Lodge.


Great Wolf Lodge boasts a variety of exciting attractions to keep the entire family entertainemed. Start a rock collection at Oliver’s Mining Co., defeat the shadowy darkness in MagiQuest, explore new heights on Howler’s Peak Ropes Course and score big at the Northern Lights Arcade.

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Looking for even more fun during your stay at Great Wolf Lodge? Celebrate the return of Spring with events sure to make your pack's visit an unforgettable one.

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Delicious dining options to satisfy your pack for every meal of the day—and tasty snacks in between splashes.

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Get the free Great Wolf Lodge mobile App for convenient and quick communication, food ordering, and much more:

1.    Trip Planning at your fingerprints

2.    Fast and easy mobile check-In

3.    Food Ordering—refuel in between adventures

4.    Daily entertainment schedule to plan your activities

5.    Dance party playlists and fun photo filters for your pack

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the water park hours at the Great Wolf Lodge in Illinois?

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.

Do I have to stay at Great Wolf Lodge to visit the water park?

You can enjoy all of the water slides and pools at the water park at Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, IL, with a Day Pass. Passes are free for children ages 2 and under.

Does the Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee offer late check-out?

Many of our suites offer the option to purchase a 2:00 pm Late Check-Out while booking your stay or at the Front Desk. Regular room check-out is at 11:00 am. You are welcome to enjoy the water park until closing on your day of departure.

Do I have to bring my own towels to the water park?

Towels are provided for your family in the water park, as well as bathing towels in your suite. You may wish to bring your own beach towel or cover up as we ask that the towels we provide stay in the water park area. Guests are subject to a fee if water park towels are not returned.

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Looking To Join The Pack?

Looking To Join The Pack?

Head over to our careers site to learn more about current openings, our culture, and special programs.

Things to do around Chicago / Gurnee, IL

Great Wolf Lodge Chicago / Gurnee is a full-service resort so you can work, plan and dine on the property. If you want to venture out, our lodge is conveniently located next to Six Flags Great America just off Interstate 294, and Volo Auto Museum, Lambs Farm and Gurnee Mill Outlet Mall. With 40 minutes to Downtown Chicago, you can enjoy a Cubs baseball game, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, check out the Shedd Aquarium and so much more! Our events team can help you with recommendations and pricing.

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1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee IL 60031, USA