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Paintball Explosion Park
601 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60018

Phone: (847) 426-2662
Email: sean@paintballbomb.com
Website: http://www.pbbomb.com
Chicago's newest paintball park located at the former Santa's Village amusement park. Come play on Nuketown!
Year Established: Unknown
Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Reviews: 116
Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Paintball Explosion Park Reviews
Paintball Explosion Park Lets just start off with Nuketown! It was hands down total greatness playing on one of my favorite maps from Call of Duty. The staff was great. communication was there especially when a play was...
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Pb_88
 
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: midwest
Pb_88 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Friendly environment
Cons: none at all
Lets just start off with Nuketown! It was hands down total greatness playing on one of my favorite maps from Call of Duty.

The staff was great. communication was there especially when a play was hit or called themselves out the ref was letting us know the player was out.

I will be going back for sure.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park ive been to almost all local fields in illinois and this one takes the cake. great staff and reps. if you have a chance to experience this place do not hesitate, it will definitely convert first...
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: great staff and customer service
Cons: none noticed
ive been to almost all local fields in illinois and this one takes the cake. great staff and reps. if you have a chance to experience this place do not hesitate, it will definitely convert first timers into paintball lovers.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Paintball explosion is my favorite field to go to, because of the great variety of fields, and the support that the staff gives. Plus it is close to the chicagoland area, so you don't have to waste...
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Evanston, IL
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: great staff, many fields!
Cons: not any i could think of.
Paintball explosion is my favorite field to go to, because of the great variety of fields, and the support that the staff gives. Plus it is close to the chicagoland area, so you don't have to waste much gas money going out there. great park, great refs and staff, good service.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park great field. I play here almost every weekend and i'm not going to change that.
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SASLIZARD
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Naperville IL
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: good fields awesome refs
Cons: need to clean indoor turf
great field. I play here almost every weekend and i'm not going to change that.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Ive been to paintball explosion once and i can say i am definitely going back again and again. Their outdoor themed fields (8 of them) are alright of you like woodsball/"town"ball. Ive only played 2...
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severepaintball
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: A lot of themed fields. Indoor/outdoor speedball
Cons: Field paint only.
Ive been to paintball explosion once and i can say i am definitely going back again and again. Their outdoor themed fields (8 of them) are alright of you like woodsball/"town"ball. Ive only played 2 games on the outdoor fields and i realize i would much rather be playing speedball. They have 2 speedball fields, one inside and one outside. Not very many people who are inside playing speedball so you can play as many games as you want and however you want to play them, 1v1, 2v2, 4v2, and the list goes on. The rental equiptment is in okay condition, the markers are in better condition than the masks. The staff and refs are very friendly and give you tips if you want them. Overall PE is a great place to go paintballing.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park It has a great staff, great facilities, a bar, and great prices and paint.
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Awesome Fields
Cons: None great place
It has a great staff, great facilities, a bar, and great prices and paint.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park
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TactuhCarl
 
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chicago
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Great people.
Cons: I really cant complain
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Overall the field is pretty fun, I think in terms of overall facilities, pro shop, etc. it's probably better than CPX. Availability of food, selection of equipment and rental gear (ETEKs, really?),...
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TheAZN
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: 312, 949, 248
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: speedball, quality of facilities
Cons: prices, mediocre fields
Overall the field is pretty fun, I think in terms of overall facilities, pro shop, etc. it's probably better than CPX. Availability of food, selection of equipment and rental gear (ETEKs, really?), computer registration waivers, etc. the place is really about as top notch as I've ever seen at a paintball field. The big plus is really the easy availability of an airball field for walk-ons to use; that's something that CPX really lacks.

On the negative side, I don't think many of their main fields are all that fun. Vietnam, Nuke Town, Turmoil...they're not all that great. I don't think I really had any particularly memorable games in any of those fields. On the other hand, World at War has been a ton of fun. After a long span of recball games, gun battles from the snake on the airball field were great, especially not in the sun.

Additionally, I had a terrible experience with the refs at PB Explosion. Despite specifically reminding them to make sure teams were evenly split, they specifically kept all the speedball players together against the rental groups, and did this for multiple consecutive games. That kind of action prevents new people from entering the sport after getting lit up by 15 bps ramping from some punk with a new GEO.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I love this place. Everytime i go i end up staying all day having tons of fun. But there is a downside, it hurts my wallet bad. It is very pricey compaired to fox paintball that is closer to me and...
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Montgomery, IL
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: fields and indoor speedball
Cons: price!
I love this place. Everytime i go i end up staying all day having tons of fun. But there is a downside, it hurts my wallet bad. It is very pricey compaired to fox paintball that is closer to me and is BYOP. If they would bring the prices down a little i would go more but as of now i just go there for the big games or if my friends wanna go.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Went with a group and were able to find a groupon. Played with the beginners through the day. Was excited about the upgrades as they were inexpensive and made the experience more enjoyable. Loved the...
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Group deal, nuke town
Cons: Crowded, field paint prices
Went with a group and were able to find a groupon. Played with the beginners through the day. Was excited about the upgrades as they were inexpensive and made the experience more enjoyable. Loved the courses. Lightening stopped play outside but the indoor speed ball course kept us occupied. It was extremely crowded but to be expected.

Only complaints were pricing for field paint and disorganization. This slowed down the day and thinned the crowd during the storm. A free pass was provided so we can return at a later date.

Overall, I would recommend this facility and will return in the future.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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