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14 Of The Greatest Water Parks In America

Let's have some fun in the sun this summer! These water parks are a guaranteed good time. Don't forget to lather on the Coppertone® before you leave the house.

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2. Big Surf Waterpark — Tempe, AZ

Can't get to the beach? No problem. Big Surf offers daily surf sessions from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as more than a dozen rides!

6. Kalahari Resort — Wisconsin Dells, WI

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Kids of all ages can boogie board 365 days a year at Kalahari Resort's indoor water park. If that's not your speed, use a few strokes in order to relax at the swim-up bar.

7. Water World — Federal Heights, CO

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Water World offers tons of fun over all its 64 acres. Take a tube trip past dinosaurs in their thrilling Voyage to the Center of the Earth ride or compete against friends and see who gets to the bottom of their giant water slide first.

8. Island Waterpark — Fresno, CA

According to Trip Advisor, Island Waterpark was ranked #9 out of 20 attractions to see in Fresno. With enough slides for the whole family and a relaxing lazy river, it's definitely a place that will help keep everyone cool.

11. Point Mallard — Decatur, AL

Point Mallard is a great outing for the whole family. There's a sandy beach, speed slide, and even a campground where you can park your RV.

12. Great Wolf Lodge — Poconos, PA

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There are tons of rides and attractions at the Great Wolf Lodge. Whatever you do, don't miss the Double Barrel Drop, where you and a pal are dropped into a large vortex, thrust up and down in a funnel, and then shot into another vortex.

13. Hurricane Harbor — Jackson, NJ

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Not only does Hurricane Harbor offer fun for the whole family, but it also has a handful of "thrill rides". King Cobra is a 256 foot long water slide that is shaped and coiled like a gigantic snake, where you ultimately get spit out of it's mouth.

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