Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago at Starved Rock’s own Grand Bear Resort. Nestled in this gorgeous natural area of Illinois, Grand Bear Resort offers an oasis of relaxation and adventure – a destination where waterpark fun meets nature! A truly unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends. Grand Bear Resort is located at 2643 IL Route 178, in Utica, Illinois. For more information, click here.

Grand Bear Resort is an oasis of relaxation and adventure where water park fun meets natural wonder! Featuring 24,000 sq.ft. indoor waterpark, mini-golf, arcade, 4 cafe/restaurant/bars, banquet hall & party suites just steps from Starved Rock State Park.

The Starved Rock area of Illinois, is an escape from the big city life, you’ll feel transformed into the beautiful Northwoods of Grizzly Jack’s!

The resort has numerous lodging options available, everything from guest rooms, to cabins, to villas are available. Options vary in size and style as do prices and availability. You can check both by clicking here.

Multiple dining options also exist, everything from pizza and burgers to delicious chef prepared meals are available on site!

Activities are in abundance at Grand Bear Resort, mini golf, big screen movies, the cave arcade, and crafts are readily available providing hours of family fun!

The highlight of the resort is the incredible Indoor Water-park. With play zones, slides, wave pool, lazy river, and 15 person hot tub! Splash all day in the wave pool, slip and slide down a rushing water slides, float down the lazy river, or wade in the kiddie pool with your little ones.

Whether you crave adventure or tranquility, this indoor water park is the perfect family getaway in Utica, Illinois. When water park time is over, splash in to the Wave Cave for concession style eats and treats including pizza by the slice, Nathan’s famous all-beef hot dogs, nachos and adult beverages.

At Grand Bear Resort location is everything, and this amazing lodge is located in the heart of some of the Midwest’s most spectacular parks. Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park are both within walking distance of the resort. And White Water Rafting is also close by.

Utica is also a hotbed for local shops, stores, and breweries! This quaint little town is one of the most underrated in the state of Illinois and your sure to have a fantastic time the entire family will enjoy.

Grand Bear Resort is located at 2643 IL Route 178, in Utica, Illinois. For more information, click here.