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!
4. Water Country USA — Williamsburg, VA
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.
7. Water World — Federal Heights, CO
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
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
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
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
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.