The 8 Best Water Parks in the U.S. for 2024

Dollywood's Splash Country - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Features over 23 slides and thrill rides for all ages, including The Cascades for kids and Raging River Rapids for thrill-seekers.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort - New Braunfels, Texas

Boasts the largest collection of water rides, including uphill water coasters and The Falls, a 3,600-foot-long lazy river with rapids, waves, and waterfalls.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark - Sevierville, Tennessee

Offers rides like Black Bear Rapids, The Edge Dueling Watercoaster, Rainbow Revenge, and the Soaky Surge wave pool, all embracing its Smoky Mountain location.

Water World - Federal Heights, Colorado

One of the nation s largest water parks with wave pools, towering slides, interactive offerings, winding rivers, and unique rides like Alpine Springs Express Gondola and Warp Speed.

Splashin' Safari - Santa Claus, Indiana

Features the massive Mammoth water coaster with multiple drops and cutting-edge technology, spanning over 3 acres and lifting up to six passengers.

Lost Island Waterpark - Waterloo, Iowa

Offers attractions like Lost Soul Falls, Tsunami Bay, Kailahi River, Blue Iguana Lagoon volleyball, and Wailua Kapua hydromagnetic water coaster.

Island H2O Water Park - Kissimmee, Florida

Provides outdoor aqua attractions including body slides, high-speed rafting, tube slides, six-lane racing, and a lazy river, with full-service cabanas available.

Cowabunga Bay Water Park - Henderson, Nevada

Features 23 acres of excitement with over 20 slides, pools, and attractions, including Wild Surf, a 60-foot drop on the world's largest human-made wave, and Point Panic, an enclosed pitch-black water slide.