Indoor water parks are ideal for escaping the cold winter weather or for cooling off during the summer. Luckily, there are two indoor water parks near Chicago and several more a little bit further afield. The closest indoor water park is the Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark at the Waverton Hotel, located about 19 miles from downtown Chicago and approximately 5 miles south of O’Hare International Airport. The relatively small water park features a lazy river, two slides, a plunge pool, and a family activity pool.

Located a little bit further, the KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort features a large wave pool with man-made waves, body and tube slides and a gentle flowing lazy river. It is approximately 44 miles north of Chicago in Gurnee.

1. Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark
Elmhurst, 24,000 sq. ft.
Chicagoland's first indoor water park with 24,000 square feet of wet and ...
2. KeyLime Cove Lost Paradise Waterpark
Gurnee, 65,000 sq. ft.
The main attraction at KeyLime Cove Resort is the 65,000 square-foot Lost ...
3. Timber Ridge Lodge Indoor Water Park
Lake Geneva, 30,000 sq. ft.
The comparatively small-sized Moose Mountain Falls indoor water park at Timber Ridge ...
4. CoCo Key Water Resort Rockford
Rockford, 60,000 sq. ft.
Part of the Best Western Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center in ...
5. Paradise Landing Indoor Water Park
Milwaukee, 20,000 sq. ft.
The first urban indoor facility of its kind in North America. Paradise ...
6. Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
Utica, 24,000 sq. ft.
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is next to Starved Rock State Park ...
7. Springs Water Park
Pewaukee, 45,000 sq. ft.
The Springs Water Park at the Country Springs Hotel offers a three-person ...