Father and son sliding down a water slide
The Best U.S. Water Parks To Add To Your Bucket List
Not too far from Madison, Wisconsin, this city is known as "The Waterpark Capital of the World!" with over 20 water parks.
Wisconsin Dells
There's something for everyone in this city, as it's home to year-round indoor and outdoor parks. Adventurers should try The Rise of Icarus at the Dells' Mt. Olympus park.
In Texas, there are Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort locations in Galveston and New Braunfels, and each site provides its own unique attractions.
The Galveston park features beaches, a lazy river, wave pools, a pirate ship-themed pool, the Screaming Serpents body slide, and the MASSIV Monster Blaster water coaster.
The New Braunfels park is the star of the two locations, featuring traditional water park attractions with surfing rides, tube chutes, body slides, and a Torrent River experience.
In Long Island, New York, this 96-acre water park is the state's largest water park, and it's home to some pretty gnarly rides.
Splish Splash
Try the monstrous raft ride, Alien Invasion, or Hyperlight, a sensory tunnel slide that plays sounds and music as you raft through changing lights, leaving you breathless.
At the DreamWorks Water Park in East Rutherford, New Jersey, animated classics like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar live on.
DreamWorks Water Park
DreamWorks is the largest indoor water park in the U.S. and will give you a dose of nostalgia with themed slides, restaurants, attractions, and live performances from characters.
At Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Oahu, Hawaii, enjoy the giant, snaking slides while braving the swells of the park's wave pool and a simulated surfing ride.
Wet 'n' Wild
Check out the Dive 'n' Movies to float in the water while watching a classic film on a giant screen, and enjoy a taste of traditional Hawaiian culture at the Chief's Luau.