There is simply no better way to ease the heat of the summer than heading to a wet and wild water park. These fantastic and fun attractions are scattered across America, making it easy to plan a trip around one so you and your family can beat the heat. Coast to coast there are parks filled with slides and pools for you to enjoy. Whether you are close to Indiana, California or Wisconsin you are bound to find an attraction to take the kids to. The following are ten of the best water parks for you to consider planning your next vacation around.
Do you love the thrill of heights? The Aqua Veyer at Schlitterbahn gives you a unique experience that you will never forget. Ranked as one of the top water parks in the country, you can enjoy several breathtaking rides that will give you the adventure of a lifetime. Kids can enjoy the Congo River Expedition while the adults can have drinks and relax by the Biergarten Heated Pool and Swim Up Bar.
Address: 400 N Liberty Ave,
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Known as America's largest water park, there is something fun and exciting for everyone no matter your age. Try out their Surfing Safari where you get to test your body boarding skills and ride the surging water. Check out the Bermuda Triangle where you will encounter fantastic surprises with each and every turn. Do not forget to check out the Black Anaconda, a 1/4 mile long diabolical combination of a rollercoaster and a water slide. Defy gravity and have the most awesome experience onboard America's most thrilling water coaster.
Address: 1410 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy,
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Kalahari Resort boasts of a wide range of attractions that offer fun and excitement for all ages. Your little ones can enjoy some indoor water park fun like the Leopard's Lair, the Crocodile Cove and the Lazy River. Teenagers can visit the thrilling Tanzanian Twister and the Swahili Swirl while the grown-ups can enjoy the Rippling Rhino, Zimbabwe Zipper as well as the Mud Hut Swim-up Bar for some drinks.
If you are after a wonderful fill of chills and thrills, you are going to get all these and more at Water Country. Have a blast as you slide down the thrilling Nitro Racer, chill out and relax with your floaters on the Hubba Hubba Highway and share a large tube with your friends and family as you slide down Big Daddy Falls.
Address: 176 Water Country Pkwy,
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Have the most breathtaking experience in Water World's Mile High Flyer, the first hydromagnetic watercoaster in the Rockies. Their Zoomerang and Pirate's Plunge rides offer you one-of-a-kind water park adventures that you will not experience anywhere else. Your children will enjoy Wally World, which is a miniature water park meant for little tykes and their parents to splash around and have fun under the sun.
Raging Waters offers you the most unique water park adventure that you can ever ask for. Check out the Dragon's Den, which is a two-person bowl slide that shoots you down through a 45-foot drop. The Neptune's Fury is a 600-foot long wild ride plunge that can accommodate up to four of your friends and family. You should also try going down the Ragin' Racer for the most exhilarating water slide experience.
Address: 2333 South White Road,
San Jose, CA 95148
Splish and splash your way through one of America's most fun-filled water parks. Your children will love riding a tube slide down Dinosaur Falls where scary-looking dinosaurs await you in every corner. Visit the Barrier Reef and avoid a shark attack while plummeting and twisting through this rapid water ride. For the finale, try the Giant Twister, which features three gigantic twisting body slides that weave through treetops and splashes into a refreshing pool.
Address: 2549 Splish Splash Dr,
Calverton, NY 11933
At Disney's Typhoon Lagoon you can snorkel with friendly sharks, stingrays and exotic fish. You can plunge down thrilling raging rapids, and lazily glide down a river on raft. Blizzard Beach also offers you an equally amazing wet and wild adventure. Mount Gushmore gives you the thrill of a lifetime as you slide down one of the World's fastest and tallest water slides. If you just want to unwind and relax, Blizzard Beach offers you miles and miles of pristine white sand beach.
Address: 1145 East Buena Vista Boulevard,
Orlando, FL 32830
Have you always wanted to try something extreme? Check out the Daredevil Drop that drops you 76 feet down a steep water chute. Bring a friend and go down the Double Barrel Blast together. These zip down chutes will shoot you out about four feet above the water before you splash down. The Bonzai Pipeline also gives you a fantastic tube slide experience as you go 40 miles per hour through five stories on an inner tube. Wet 'n Wild's rides are sure to leave you breathless and thrilled to go on your next adventure.
Address: 3910 South Holden Road,
Greensboro, NC 27406
Splashin Safari features the Mammoth water ride, which is seven stories from highest to lowest point and covers more than three acres. Imagine having the thrill of your life as you experience the world's longest water coaster. These round boats offer you the extra thrill of going backward so you have to hold on tight. The Bahari Wave Pool is the best place to take the entire family because of its shallow waters. It features geysers, sprays and jets and covers about 3/4 of an acre. It's huge, it's wild and it's perfect for anyone no matter how old or young you are.
Address: 452 East Christmas Boulevard,
Santa Claus, IN 47579