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.

1. Wet ‘n Wild — Orlando, FL

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Not only does Wet ‘n Wild Orlando have activities for people of all ages, but the water park also has heated pools for when the temperature drops.

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!

3. Wildwater Kingdom — Allentown, PA

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Wildwater Kingdom is attached to Dorney Park, which means there’s twice as much fun to be had. There are tons of rides and two wave pools to explore!

4. Water Country USA — Williamsburg, VA

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Water Country USA is filled with “state-of-the-art water rides and attractions … all set to a colorful 1950s and ’60s surf theme.” As if that weren’t enough, every single one of their pools is climate controlled.

5. Raging Waters — San Dimas, CA

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Raging Waters has more attractions than any other water park in the great state of California. There are also tons of picnic tables and spots to host your next birthday party.

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.

9. Schlitterbahn — New Braunfels, Texas

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Schlitterbahn is a family-owned and operated park. On top of offering free tubes and life jackets, the park has over three miles of tubing and three uphill water coasters.

10. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari — Santa Claus, IN

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Who doesn’t love free Wi-Fi at the water park? That’s what you’ll get at the Consumers Digest Nation’s Top Value Park, as well as Mammoth, the world’s longest water coaster.

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.

14. Splish Splash — Riverhead, NY

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Splish Splash has over 96 acres of property, tons of rides, and has been voted one of the Best Water Parks in America by the Travel Channel!

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