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Things to Do

Fun Things to Do In and Around Gurnee, IL

There’s plenty of fun beyond the waterpark

If you thought KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort only had waterpark activities, think again! There’s a whole world of fun-believable activities beyond the water! In fact, we’ve got a total of 10,000 square feet of entertainment and activities to keep kids of all ages enthralled and excited at our Gurnee, IL hotel.

RipTide Reef Arcade

The RipTide Reef Arcade has been designed as 8,000 square feet of fun in age-appropriate zones where there’s interactive fun for everyone.

Here at the RipTide Reef Arcade you can race head-to-head on a dirt track through the wilderness, test your skill shooting hoops, show off your dance steps, or try your luck with The Claw. And the better you play at our KeyLime Cove arcade, you’ll earn Toucan Tickets which can be redeemed for some pretty cool stuff including toys, t-shirts, stuffed animals, and even your very own iPod Nano!

Leapin’ Lizards

If your kids love to get their hands on everything, they’ll love Leapin’ Lizards, where they’ll find whimsical art supplies, funky crafts, and wild games for every age. Drop in any time. There’s also a daily schedule of special Fun-tivities.

Your little Michelangelos or Renoirs can make sand art and magical t-shirts, paint ceramics, or design their vision of paradise on a larger-than-life chalkboard wall. Leapin’ Lizards is a family fun center at KeyLime Cove where children 12 and younger should be accompanied by their parents.

Pinki’s Pet Palace

If your kids have been whining forever about getting a pet, bring them to Pinki’s Pet Palace, where they can make their very own “pet” that doesn’t need feeding, walking or a litterbox! Kids start out creating their own one-of-a-kind pet — including flamingos, bears, penguins, alligators, and puppies — and can then choose from dozens of outfits and accessories. Don’t forget to also add a heart box before they sign their very own birth certificate.


When you’re on KeyLime Time, there’s always time for fun. Our Daily Fun-tivities Guide tells you what’s happening each day at KeyLime Cove and where your children can do a scavenger hunt, decorate a cookie, listen to a story, or interact with our lively and entertaining crew.