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Top Indiana Water Parks

Updated on July 1, 2010

Reasons to Visit Indiana's Water Parks

Indiana may not have eternal sunshine and warm weather like Florida or California, but Indiana's summers can be just as hot. On a 90 degree day in July there's nothing better than cooling off at one of Indiana's outdoor water parks. Now I'm going to refrain from discussing the dippy indoor waterparks you may find in a hotel, and stick to the best outdoor ones Indiana has to offer. Plus if you are on a family vacation in Indiana, a water park is a fun way to keep your kids cool and entertained.

So if you're looking for things to do in Indiana, definitely consider a day with the slides.

Indiana has three major outdoor water parks: Indiana Beach's Ideal Beach Waterpark, Deep River Waterpark, and Holiday World's Splashin' Safari.

Indiana Beach Waterpark

Indiana Beach's waterpark is located four miles north of Monticello, Indiana on the banks of Lake Shafer. It has six slides, an "action" river, a children's play area, and a swimming area partitioned off from the rest of the lake.

Admission to the water park is included with the Indiana Beach Combo Ride-Waterpark pass which currently costs:

  • 48” and Over= $35.95
  • Under 48''= $25.95
  • Children two years and under are free

The IB water park is open every day in June-August from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

An Indiana Waterpark
An Indiana Waterpark

Deep River Waterpark

The Deep River Waterpark of Crown Point, Indiana is a county park and is, in my opinion, the best water park in Northern Indiana.  This waterpark has a slew of exciting slides - including "The Dragon" speed slide.  In addition to these slides, Deep River has a wave pool, two lazy rivers, and a children's water play area.

Admission to Deep River Water Park is:

Daily rates: 10am - 6pm:
Regular admission- $18.95
Under 46"- $10.95
12 months & under- Free
Senior* - $15.95

After 2pm rates:
Regular admission- $16.95
under 46"- $8.95
Senior* - $13.95
Indiana resident discount- $2.00 off all of the above rates.

On Tubin' Tuesdays, admission is only $11 for people over 46 inches and $7 for people under 46 inches or over 62.

Splashin' Safari Water Park at Holiday World

Visitors to Holiday World get access to the Splashin' Safari water park. This waterpark is located in Santa Claus, Indiana and caters to the Southern Indiana vacationers. The park has a relaxing Bahari river, multiple slides, and a giant wave pool.

A feature that you won't find anywhere else is the free unlimited Pepsi products and free sunscreen. Ticket prices for Holiday World are a bit confusing, so it's best to visit their site for an explanation.


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      CADIN 3 years ago


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      nace 7 years ago

      ive never been there

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      Destiny 7 years ago

      I can't wait to go to deep river water park

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      Brian 7 years ago from Northern Michigan

      I have been to Indiana Beach. The new owners of the park doubled the admission rates when they took over. They are pretty much ruining what used to be one of the best values in the midwest. A few coats of paint on old rides doesn't justify the price hikes.

      However, Indiana beach has the feel of the old boardwalk parks from the 1920's. And, has some cool and unique attractions. Wether or not the new owners will keep it

      that way is another story.

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      lumberjack 8 years ago

      yeah they're fairly current, a couple months old at most

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      lucyluu 8 years ago

      hey i wanna go to deep river it sounds like fun!!!!!!

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      mp 8 years ago

      Sweet... that should keep me and my sons busy for the summer... thanks for the info... are those prices fairly current?

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      lumberjack 8 years ago

      Thanks! You should post more dog pics lol

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      chicamom85 8 years ago

      NIce hub, good information