That kiddie pool in your backyard is nice for cooling your feet but this summer it’s time to up the water-play game, big time. The US has no shortage of amazing water parks—from just-opened volcano-themed to revamped old classics—but we’ve picked out favorites from among the many. Click through the slideshow to see our top 14 and find out if your best-loved made the list.

Sesame Place—Langhorne, Pa

You might not think of waterpark when you think of Sesame Place but you should! Part of the park offers all kinds of water features perfect for the smaller set, including the Count’s Splash Castle—a multi-level interactive water-play space—and Big Bird’s Rambling River, Bert & Ernies Slip & Slide and a Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave. The slides provide just enough thrill for the older kids (we’re talking 7-10) with plenty for the tots to enjoy and lots and lots of family rides. If your idea of a waterpark is low key but still packed with the occasional thrill, consider this one for your next aquatic excursion!

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd.
Langhorne, Pa 19047

photo: Sikeri via flickr


What’s your favorite water park? Tell us why in a comment below.

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