The 4 best water parks in Iowa, according to our research

Lost Island Water Park

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By Iowa Production Staff

June 3, 2024

If you need a way to beat the heat this summer, Iowa has some top-notch waterparks that are perfect for beating the summer heat. Let’s explore the top water parks in Iowa that are guaranteed to make a splash on your summer adventure. Get ready for some wet and wild fun!

Dive into Adventure at Lost Island Water Park

Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo is a treasure trove of excitement for aqua aficionados of every stripe. Imagine slipping and sliding down some of the most exhilarating water slides this side of the Mississippi, or perhaps you’d rather meander down a lazy river, letting the current take away all your worldly worries.

Lost Island Water Park is your passport to a paradise where the water is always just the right shade of crystal blue. You can check out the Lost Soul Falls, a slide that’s not for the faint of heart. If that’s not your speed, the Lazy River offers a tranquil retreat, winding its way around lush, tropical landscapes. So, if you’re looking to dive headfirst into adventure and emerge with memories that sparkle brighter than the sun reflecting off the water, Lost Island Water Park is calling your name.

Magical Moments Await at Adventureland Resort

Adventureland Resort, nestled in the heart of Altoona, is where fantasy meets water-soaked reality. This is not your average water park; it’s where the excitement of a roller coaster and the refreshment of a water slide combine to whisk you away on an adventure like no other. Adventureland Resort is where you can challenge yourself to conquer every slide and under the cascade of a water bucket.

For over 50 years, Iowans have enjoyed their time at Adventureland Resort. This summer, Adventureland Resort awaits, where the water is warm, the slides are epic, and magical moments are around every splashy turn.

Kings Pointe – Your Kingdom of Water Fun

Embark on a regal adventure at Kings Pointe, Storm Lake’s crown jewel of aquatic amusement. Claiming to be one of Iowa’s finest resorts, this indoor and outdoor waterpark is surrounded by spacious suites and cottages. Kings Pointe unveils a fantastical play area, designed as a watery wonderland where imagination and water play merge. T

his enchanted area, brimming with fountains and mini-slides, is a safe and vibrant place for kids to explore, splash, and play. Watch as they conquer mini waterfalls, navigate through water cannons, and giggle with joy under the gentle downpour of splash pads. If you can’t make it this summer, don’t fret. The indoor portion at Kings Pointe is open year-round.

Dive into Community Fun at Furman Aquatic Center

Ames has a not-so-hidden treasure that promises to turn an ordinary summer day into an extraordinary splash adventure: the Furman Aquatic Center. This splash pad is where families, friends, and water enthusiasts of all ages come together to beat the heat in the most delightful way possible.

The moment you step into Furman Aquatic Center, you’re greeted by the sight of water in joyful motion—from spiraling tube slides that beckon the brave to take a swirling descent into cool, refreshing pools, to the lap pool that offers a serene space for swimmers to glide through the water. Furman Aquatic Center invites you to dive into the heart of community fun. Bring your swimsuit, your sunscreen, and your best cannonball.

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This story was generated in part by AI and edited by Courier Newsroom staff.



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