KeyLime Cove Waterpark Resort

Stay with Waterpark Passes at KeyLime Cove Waterpark Resort in Gurnee, IL

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Family-Friendly Indoor-Waterpark Resort

The Hurricane Vortex whirlpool ride at KeyLime Cove Waterpark Resort looks like a giant pinwheel painted with gold and orange stripes. Once the ride begins, those stripes blur into red as a torrent of water whips you around before safely dropping you in the Lazy River. The ride is one of eight major aquatic attractions at KeyLime Cove’s sprawling 65,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, which is located in Gurnee, Illinois, about an hour north of downtown Chicago.

Kids of all ages will find something to do here. The indoor facility—which is kept at a balmy 84 degrees—houses two 500-foot water slides, a wave pool, and the interactive Toukie’s Big Deluge aquatic playground for kids. KeyLime Cove is a conveniently cashless resort. Upon check-in, you’ll receive a high-tech wristband that also functions as your room key, waterpark ticket, and credit card for anything and everything at the resort.

While the kids play games in the RipTide Reef Arcade, adults can unwind in the Paradise Mist Spa. The resort also has six eateries, including The Crazy Toucan and D.W. Anderson's, an old-fashioned soda fountain with 1950s decor. Upstairs, the resort’s guest rooms feature flat-screen televisions and complimentary WiFi.

Gurnee, Illinois: Near Chicago’s North Shore

Located about halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, the village of Gurnee is home to Gurnee Mills, one of the largest malls in Illinois. Here you’ll find hundreds of stores and restaurants. The town lies just west of Chicago’s North Shore, a group of affluent suburbs along Lake Michigan. There are several sites to explore in these nearby cities. Picturesque Evanston, where Northwestern University is based, was named one of the Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit by Travel + Leisure. The Chicago Botanic Garden, where more than 9,000 types of plants are tended to all year round, is in nearby Glencoe.

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What You Get

  • Stay for up to six in a two-queen deluxe room
  • Waterpark passes for each guest
  • Dates into May

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Taxes: 13% tax added at purchase
  • Additional fees: $23.60 daily resort fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • 65,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark
  • Six restaurants
  • Paradise Mist Spa
  • The Enchanted Lagoon kids' spa
  • RipTide Reef Arcade
  • Convenient cashless wristband system
  • Unique shops

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Daily water-park passes cannot be combined; valid only on dates of reservation
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $23.60 daily resort fee added at purchase
  • 13% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Two-Queen Deluxe Room

  • Two queen beds and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: no additional charge

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: parking, activities at Leapin’ Lizards, WiFi, in-room safe, in-room coffee, free local and 800 calls, newspaper, access to nearby Gold’s Gym, and shuttle service to nearby attractions
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: 8 miles from Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN); 33 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Cab fare: about $20 from UGN
  • Driving distance from Chicago: 44 miles
  • Driving distance from Milwaukee: 50 miles

Customer Reviews

1,072 Ratings

Had a amazing time my son and daughter had a blast, and the kitchen sink of ice cream was cool, recommend golden corral for dinner its down the street!!!! will be coming back thank you key lime cove staff was awesome
Carlos B. · April 28, 2017
The staff! They are super friendly and helpful!
Nancy B. · April 23, 2017
Me & My Family​ Enjoyed Our Self
Shirley P. · April 18, 2017
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