Thrill seekers in Illinois are always looking for things to do for entertainment and there are plenty of amusement parks in our state to keep them busy.

Amusement Parks In Illinois

I grew up in an amusement park family. My parents were big fans of roller coasters so that definitely rubbed off on me. When I was a kid we actually took amusement park vacations and during the summer drove across the country to check out the best places out there. It was a fun way to spend family time.

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If you're looking to hit some amusement parks this summer with family and friends but don't want to travel too far, you're in luck because we have some fun ones in Illinois. They make the perfect day trip to escape reality for a while.

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Also in Illinois, amusement parks come in different shapes and sizes. That's a good thing because you've got to have some variety in your entertainment. If they were all the same, that would be so boring. You can find rides, games, water fun, and so much more in our state.

Six Flags Great American (Gurnee)

Santa's Village Amusement And Water Park (East Dundee)

Grady's Family Fun Park (Bloomington)

Safari Land (Villa Park)

Knights Action Park (Springfield)

Odyssey World Park (Tinley Park)

Raging Waves Waterpark (Yorkville)

Great Wolf Lodge And Water Park (Gurnee)

Grand Bears Falls Resort And Water Park (Utica)

Round 1 Bowling And Amusement (Aurora)

Par-King Skill Golf (Lincolnshire)

Enjoy Illinois

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Here is a look at Donley's Wild West Town, in Union, Illinois, before the closure of the park in 2022.

Gallery Credit: JB Love

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