White Water Rafting - 1 Day Trip

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Experience the thrill of white water rafting as you and your friends raft a 1/2 mile continuous whitewater stretch of the river.

After a short drive from Chicago you join our rafting guides at the river. Laugh, shout and have the time of your life as you repeat your thrill ride over and over again. Through the years over 200,000 rafters have experienced the excitement on this special 1/2 mile section of the river. This Waterway draws Olympic winners and National Champions. It is an excellent introduction to whitewater rafting. Whether you come alone or in a group, you can expect to have a great time! After the trip we will stop for dinner and drinks.
This class includes:
- Roundtrip bus transportation
- Three hours of access to the best portion of the river, the first 1/2 hour of which the park is reserved for our group only.
- Group Leader, orientation, rafting instructions
- Rafts, paddles,life jackets and helmets
- Rafts for 2 to 5 people (you can raft with only your group or we will pair you)

Plan to arrive early Sunday by 7:15am  for orientation, coffee and donuts. We will return approximately 6:00pm.

Trip departs by bus from Discovery Center 4318 N Elston Ave. We are going to the river (approximately 100 miles east of Chicago). If you wish to drive notify us upon registration. Directions provided upon registration. Group rates available for groups of 6 or more.

In case weather prohibits rafting, the trip will be rescheduled, there will be no refunds in this event.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

Cancellation Policy
Discovery Center
4318 N Elston Ave., Room 2
Chicago, IL, 60641


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Discovery Center


$85 per Ticket


* Registration closes at the end of event


Discovery Center

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Discovery Center has been offering this rafting trip for over fifteen years. This exciting trip uses expert guides who are familiar with the Vermilion River and have taken this trip with Discovery Center many times. With the rafting instruction you receive and the guides on the river, everyone should have a fun time.

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