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Great Wolf Lodge to make splash in Illinois

Families can save with celebratory grand opening discount for stays booked by March 9

CHICAGO – Great Wolf Lodge is set to open July 1 its first resort in Illinois and 17th overall location for North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts.

After more than a year of extensive renovations, including nearly doubling the size of the existing water park, Great Wolf Lodge Illinois is now accepting reservations for its highly anticipated new resort.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Great Wolf Lodge created a special offer that provides a discount up to 30 percent off standard rates for stays through Dec. 30. Guests must reserve their suite before March 9 to qualify for the offer, and can book by visiting or by calling 1-888-960-WOLF (9653) and using the promo code, “GRAND.”

An overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois includes two days of play at the expansive indoor water park along with numerous fun-filled activities families can enjoy together. Standard rates start at $199.99 per night.

Great Wolf Lodge Illinois has 414 guest suites and numerous attractions and amenities designed for the whole family. The signature attraction at every Great Wolf Lodge is the indoor water park, which includes Fort Mackenzie – a multilevel interactive water fort treehouse with a massive tipping water bucket – Crooked Creek lazy river, Slap Tail Pond wave pool, River Canyon Run family raft ride, high thrill water slides and water features for toddlers.

In addition to Great Wolf Lodge Illinois’ 80,000-square-foot indoor water park, the resort will feature entertainment offerings and attractions designed for children and families, including Great Wolf Adventure Park, a full service family entertainment center featuring the Howlers Peak Ropes Course, Ten Paw Alley family bowling, Howl in One mini golf, Northern Lights Arcade, and Rustic Ridge, a multistory rock wall. A fan favorite of kids visiting Great Wolf Lodge is MaqiQuest, the brand’s exclusive live-action adventure game where guests scour the resort using magic wands to uncover relics and runes needed to defeat dragons and goblins. 

Great Wolf Lodge Illinois will feature several dining options, including Campfire Kitchen, serving buffet-style breakfast and dinner daily, and Barnwood, which features farm-to-fork creations and craft cocktails. Additional eateries include Hungry as a Wolf, offering handmade pizza and pasta, and Buckets Incredible Craveables for delicious poolside fare.

Great Wolf Lodge Illinois will be at 1700 Nations Drive in Gurnee.

For information on Great Wolf Resorts, visit

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