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Best Water Parks in America - Part II

Updated on July 16, 2009

 Hope you read part I of this article "Best Water Parks in America". Glad you are continuing to browse through the second part of the list of best water parks - this includes even more world class water parks like Splish Splash in New York and Water Country USA.

Splish Splash water park map
Splish Splash water park map

6. Splish Splash, New York

 Splish Splash is located just one hour from New York City and has about 30 different rides to entertain everyone in the family. Cliff Diver is the best ride in the park which is a speed slide that drops the riders at an amazing 55 miles per hour speed. Children and toddlers are guaranteed to have loads of fun in rides like Elephant Slide and Octopus Pool. Everyone will love the stars of “Close Encounter of the Bird Kind,” that are four funny parrots. If Cliff Diver is too much thrill for you, you can try the Monsoon Lagoon, the park's interactive water play structure or the smaller Max Trax speed slides. It features a galleon-themed bucket that periodically dumps a load of water on its completely drenched visitors making into the list of best water parks in America.

splish splash water ride
splish splash water ride

7. Raging Waters, California

 Raging Waters are located in three places -  Sacramento, San Jose and San Dimas, and it features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages. Thrill slides include favorites such as, Cannonball Falls, Hurricane, Cliffhanger Speed Slides, Breaker Beach Wave Pool and the Shark Attack Waterslide complex. Those park goers in the mood for more chill than thrills can cool out in the tranquil waters of the Calypso Cooler Lazy River or frolic in Hooks Lagoon, a 5-story water kingdom with water slides, secret tubes and hundreds of water activities making it one of the best water parks in America.

Raging waters in CA
Raging waters in CA

8. Water Country Water Park in Virginia

Water cannons, slides and waterfalls are just some enjoyable things to do at Water Country in Williamsburg, Virginia. The park is located just three miles from Busch Gardens. Some of the kids rides include Minnow Matinee Theater and Kid's Kingdom, which has smaller-scale pools, fountains and water slides. Aquazoid, fun ride for toddlers, Meltdown, Big daddy falls that is so much fun for the entire family, Malibu Pipeline, that has a strong waterfall at the end of the ride that allows two people to ride together, Hubba Hubba Highway which is the most popular.

9. Splashin Safari, Indiana

 Splashin Safari located in Santa Claus, Indiana has ZOOMbabwe - World's tallest enclosed water slide, Zinga funnel ride, Jungle Racer 10-person racing slides, Watubee family raft slide, Otorongo enclosed speed slides, a Monsoon Lagoon interactive water play and slide area enjoyed by kids. There is no extra charge to visit this water park - yea..that's right - admission to Holiday World theme park offers free admission to Splashin Safari water park. In addition to that there is free parking,  complimentary inner tubes, unlimited soft drinks, and free sunscreen making it one of the best water parks in America as it is absolutely free.

Splashin Safari water ride
Splashin Safari water ride

Splish Splash Water Park in New York


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      derrick 5 years ago

      iv never been to a water world befor i think they should make more

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      girl 7 years ago

      I went to raging waters this summer sorry but I have to say one of the worst parks ever. ...such a waste of time

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      jonathan t 7 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      hi! i've been to raging waters both in san dimas and san jose -- but not for a very long while. thanks for mentioning it in your hub. it brought back great memories for me!

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      Sue 8 years ago

      The Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells is painfully absent from this list.