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.
Wild Island Family Adventure Park—Sparks, Nv
Who says you can’t have a bit of the tropics right next to the Biggest Little City? Just minutes from the Reno airport, the Wild Island Family Adventure Park has a little bit of everything for all ages and stages. Although it has plenty of attractions, it’s refreshingly easy to navigate. The Bahama Mama River is a quarter-mile long and easy to get in and out (plus,mamas, you can make a quick pit stop at Kokomo’s Island Bar). There’s a tandem tube ride that will make you scream and plenty of other thrill rides. The Little Lagoon is ideal for littles who get enough thrill just by splashing around. When you’re ready to dry off, there’s plenty else to do including Go-Karts, pirate mini-golf, bowling and more.
Good to know: Check the website to confirm the waterpark is open. Lower than normal temperatures have meant early summer closures.
Wild Island Family Adventure Park
250 Wild Island Ct.
photo: Wild Island facebook page
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