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Skydive Chicago

3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
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WOWZA!

My son and I had a great time today! Perfect weather, great instruction, no wait! I recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Lee G
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Willowbrook IL, United States
Everything We Needed It To Be

My boyfriend and I met up with a few friends for a couples' weekend here and camped out. 7/10 of us... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Jen B
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Skydive Chicago is a family run training center that has been in business since 1988. We have built from the ground up a resort style skydiving center. Our complex sits on 220 acres and includes: Camping/RV park, showers, laundry machines, rental cabins, cafe, pro shop, internet, meeting facilities. We are one of the largest skydiving centers in the world and have hosted numerous US Nationals Championships. We have been selected to host the 2016 World Championships of Skydiving an honor we are grateful for. We are home to the A'License in a week program. Come see why we have been voted Best DZ of the year 5 years in a row. Whether your 1st jump or your 1000th. Let Skydive Chicago help you along the way.
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  • Terrible4%
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“tandem jump” (6 reviews)
“bucket list” (4 reviews)
“felt safe” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

My son and I had a great time today! Perfect weather, great instruction, no wait! I recommend completing the waivers online before you go, and getting the earliest possible time to jump. Everything here is first rate! My tandem guide, Vince was really wonderful, and...More

Thank Lee G
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I met up with a few friends for a couples' weekend here and camped out. 7/10 of us jumped and we all loved it! The instructors are fun, helpful and reassuring. Because we camped only a short walk away we were able...More

1  Thank Jen B
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Being a first time sky diver, I had a wonderful experience with my instructor Eric. Frankly, I was a little terrified at first but over time, Eric talked me through it and instructed me on how to have a safe and comfortable dive. It was...More

2  Thank aditya b
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Skydive Chicago is the only place to jump. The professionalism, care, friendliness and energy is all top notch. Feel like you are in good hands and just go for it. You will feel like they have everything completely in control, they are committed to safety...More

1  Thank Sara M
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

My daughter talked me and her brother into skydiving, so we came here to jump out of perfectly good plane for the first time in our lives. The people, the facilities, the experience...everything was awesome. It had been cloudy all morning and early afternoon so...More

Thank sykutam
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an adventure, this is the place to go! My group made reservations ahead of time . We arrived at the designated time and filled out our paperwork, sat through a short class. We had to wait about 30 minutes for...More

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The best time I've ever had skydiving! The facilities, aircraft and staff are all amazing, having free coaching from some of the best skydivers in the world is the best! Can't recommend enough I will definitely be a regular at this event.

Thank Brad N
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Everyone that works there is super friendly and they all know what they're doing. By the time that I was flying over 10,000 feet from the ground, worrying about my own safety didn't even cross my mind. Thats how good they are when it comes...More

Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I could not have asked for a better experience for my first skydive than at Skydive Chicago! I knew I was in for the experience of a lifetime right when I arrived. The whole staff was very professional and made every beginner feel like they...More

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is the place to go if you are thinking about going skydiving for the first time. Not only do they answer all your questions but they go over every aspect of the jump numerous times. all the jitters I thought I would have went...More

Thank Joe N
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wehrcraig
10 June 2017|
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Response from Anthony E | Property representative |
Whatever you are the most comfortable in. We also have jumpsuits that you can use if you change your mind once you get here. No open toed or healed shoes or shoes with hook. Regular tennis shoes are the best.
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