There is nothing like an awesome water park on a sweltering summer day to cool off while having some fun in the sun. It’s time to get wet and wild at the country’s best water parks, so grab your suit and get ready for an adventure. We checked out the finest water parks from coast to coast and have the best seven for you to check out this summer.
Water Country USA
Situated next to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, Water Country USA is an awesome water park. There are two separate floating rivers, some really fast speed slides and the mega Drop Slide where riders will plummet 75 feet straight down. Children of all ages will love Water Country USA and it’s next to another theme park so that two birds with one stone. The park hosts over 25 rides including plenty kid-friendly rides like the Cow-A0-Bunga and the Kritter Korral.
Located in the Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin, Kalahari resort is just massive and features two, yes, two separate water parks. The indoor water park is open all-year round and features over 120,000 square feet of fun. The indoor scores big with the FlowRider, an intense wave where riders can surf or boogie board all yearlong. The Zambezi outdoor park is open Memorial Day to Labor Day and is radical. Check out the outdoor section in the summer to catch some rays while you are blasting down some fast slides or stomping around the Splashdown Safari children’s section.
Enchanted Forest Water Safari
Adirondack State Park is the home to this family friendly water park. This is New York’s largest water park by far, with over 50 rides including 32 water based rides. Take a leisurely ride on the parks mega tube ride around the entire park or be a speed demon on their fastest ride, the Killermanjaro. Cool off in this massive water park with your entire family.
Silver Dollar City White Water Park
Located in the family friendly city of Branson, Missouri (America’s wholesome Las Vegas,) sits Silver Dollar City White Water Park. You know a place is going to be awesome with a long name like this one. Ride the fastest dueling slides in America while dropping 245-feet on a 7 degree slide. Race your friends and get a major wedgie at the same time.
If you love water parks, you have to check out eh Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. This world famous water park has the world’s tallest water slide, the Verruckt. This ride is so tall; riders must be literally strapped onto a raft for safety. You know it’s insane if they are strapping you to a raft.
Legoland California Resort
The California version of Legoland is larger and newer, so what’s not to love. The Lego themed park has a regular theme park and a water park, so families can decide what Kind of adventure they want. Get wet at this water park and the whole family will enjoy it.
Dollywood Splash Country
Located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Dollywood Splash Country has over 30 acres of water filled fun. Children will enjoy the park’s 23 water rides and two interactive kids play areas. This water park is massive and filled with so many fun activities the entire family will love it. No better place to get cool in Tennessee.