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Skydive Chicago

3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
+1 815-433-0000
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It is hard to put into words how impressed I am with Skydivechicago. Your staff is extremely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
trentonstamer
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East Moline, Illinois
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Incredible ride

Amazing experience. Great instructors, safe, and fun. They take good care of you. Worth every penny!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allison W
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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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“tandem jump” (6 reviews)
“bucket list” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
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+1 815-433-0000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is hard to put into words how impressed I am with Skydivechicago. Your staff is extremely helpful. I jumped tandem with Marc. Such a professional! Cool guy. No problem putting my life in his hands. His bro that jumped with my friend was great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience. Great instructors, safe, and fun. They take good care of you. Worth every penny!

Thank Allison W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience with Skydive Chicago was what I would expect from a company that is WORLD CLASS. The staff at Manifest was cordial, helpful, and knowledgeable. I felt that I was being given intentional personal service--that was nice! My TI, Jeff, was professional, courteous, and...More

Thank Safe F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skydive Chicago has a great team of instructors who are in tune with the nervous excitement of us first-timers . Our group was delayed due to weather conditions, yet the instructors were extremely empathetic to our disappointment. They kept us company and talked to us...More

Thank Nazhah K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the class, all the way to the landing, everything was exhilarating! Not only because we were about to jump out of a plane... but because the instructors and staff were so friendly & excited that they too added to the experience! The instructors each...More

Thank Megtastic C
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

YOU. MADE. OUR. DAY!!!! WOW, thank you! We feel so fortunate getting to do what we do, and to have an incredibly passionate and talented team. To us, skydiving is more than just jumping from a plane: it's confidence building, community and camaraderie. So thank...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing adventure & I’m so happy I chose Skydive Chicago!! My father in law, friend, and myself all completed our first jump and had an awesome experience! I jumped with Marcus and had a great time! He made me feel safe, comfortable,...More

Thank brookep51
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You made our day - thank you! Reviews like this ensure we're on the mark providing a fun and safe experience! We're lucky to have people like, Marcus on our team and stoked he help make it that much better! We appreciate you coming out...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Skydive Chicago has been setting the standard in skydiving for over 20 years. As a professional skydiver, producer and world traveler, I always look forward to spend time at Skydive Chicago. Rook and his team have gone above and beyond to provide it's clients with...More

Thank Sammy V
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you SO much, Sammy! We also appreciate all you've done for our sport as well!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to experience the thrill of free fall and parachute jump. Thanks to Skydive Team for making it true. Staff and services are excellent. Grateful to Marcus for tandem jumping. Will do again if got an opportunity . Excellent team and observe strict...More

Thank Rajesh P
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We feel fortunate getting to do what we do and we're so happy you had a great experience! We appreciate you choosing to jump with us! Congratulations!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Hands down the best experience I have ever had. It was not only the greatest rush, but it was educational and I feel like I really took something with me. Shout out to Ryan Clair for being a wonderful instructor who really cared about the...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My sister and I had an amazing time! We booked our first tandem jump for 11am on a Sunday. Unfortunately, we waited around for 5 hours for our group to be called before the weather started to turn. We ended up getting a rain check...More

Thank Katie728
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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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