Written by: Anna Sibal
07/08/2011 10:36 AM
Summer is already upon us. Many of us are thinking of going someplace wet to cool down, have fun, and escape the heat of the sun. While the beach may be the first place that comes to mind when it comes to swimming and having fun in the water, not all of us have easy access. Fortunately, water parks come to the rescue and offer more besides with many slides and fun water games too!
So to help, we've put together our pick for the best water parks across the USA that have campgrounds or RV parks nearby:
Raging Waters - San Jose, California
Located off Tully Road just inside San Jose's Lake Cunningham Regional Park, Raging Waters San Jose claims to be the largest water park in California. The 23-acre park has many high-speed, heart-stopping water slides that both you and your kids will enjoy. Among the favorites in Raging Waters are:
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Water World - Denver, Colorado
Water World combines the best elements of a water park and a theme park and squeezes them all inside 64 marvelously landscaped acres. Situated just 15 minutes north of Denver's downtown area, Water World has 46 rides and slides guaranteed to give the most fun for kids and the kids at heart. If you're going to Water World, you should try out these rides:
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Blizzard Beach - Orlando, Florida
Blizzard Beach is one of the two water parks located inside the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. This place is unique in that it is the only water park built around a winter skiing theme in the US. It also has some of the tallest and fastest water slides in the world. Some of the best attractions of Blizzard Beach are:
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Typhoon Lagoon - Orlando, Florida
Typhoon Lagoon is the other water park that you will find inside the Walt Disney World Resort. Where Blizzard Beach is built around a winter ski theme, Typhoon Lagoon is a tropical adventure. The slides and rides in this water park are just as tall and just as thrilling as those in Blizzard Beach. If you care for some adrenalin rush on water, you should try:
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Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe - Greensboro, North Carolina
With more than 36 rides and slides and three million gallons of water to power them, Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe promises some great summer fun in the water no matter what age you are. You don't have to stay in the water to enjoy yourself in this water park, though; Emerald Pointe also has hang-gliding and bungee jumping facilities. When you visit this water park, you should not skip these attractions:
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort - New Braunfels, Texas
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort is one of the most exciting attractions of New Braunfels. It has miles of high-speed slides and numerous rides that are perfect for some great family fun. The water park is divided into three mini-parks: Schlitterbahn West, Blastenhoff and Surfenburg. Blastenhoff and Surfenburg are sometimes referred to as Schlitterbahn East. You should try out these attractions when you visit Schlitterbahn:
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Noah's Ark Water Park - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells is considered by many to be the water park capital of the world. That is not surprising, given that it is home to three gigantic water theme parks. The largest of these three parks is none other than Noah's Ark Water Park. Noah's Ark sits on 70 sprawling acres and boasts of at least 60 rides, slides and non-water attractions. You should not miss these attractions when you visit Noah's Ark:
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Summer is already upon us, and most of us will want to go someplace wet and cool to escape the summer heat. For those of us who won't have easy access to the beach, water parks are the next best thing. So pack your bags, rev up your RV and take your family to the water park nearest you this summer.
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