Missouri summers are super hot and way too humid. Cool yourself off and have a great time at one of Missouri’s water parks. They are just the thing for people of all ages to enjoy, whether you want to slide, ride, race, swim or just float.
1. Adventure Oasis Water Park, Independence
Located at 2100 South Hub Drive, Independence, MO, The Adventure Oasis Water Park features a lazy river, lap pool, three water slides and a children's water play area. This city operated park also hosts summer programs including swim lessons. Check out their website for more information at www.ci.independence.mo.us/parksandrec/advenoasis
2. Big Surf Waterpark, Linn Creek
Attractions at this water park near Osage Beach include an activity pool, lazy river, body & tube slides as well as The Space Bowl, which is the first of its type in the U.S. They are located at 954 State Road Y, Linn Creek. Find out more at www.bigsurfwaterpark.com
3. White Water Waterpark, Branson
This park, as part of Silver Dollar City located at 3505 West Hwy 76, Branson, boasts exciting rides, tube and surf pools, and the lazy river. For more information, go to www.silverdollarcity.com/white-water.aspx
4. Aquaport Water Park, Maryland Heights
Another city-run waterpark located in Maryland Heights, activities include a body slide, lazy river, body & tube slides and a family fun pool. Check out more at www.marylandheights.com.
5. Super Splash USA, Raytown
Located at 5330 Raytown Rd, Raytown. Has four waterslides, a zero-depth entry activity pool, half-pipe tube ride, kiddie pool and a large swimming pool. They also offer swim lessons. You can also find out more at www.supersplashusa.com
6. Coco Key Water Resort, Kansas City
Coco Key Water Resort is a part of Kansas City's Holiday Inn at 9103 East 39th Street. Missouri's largest indoor water park, it features water slides, an adventure river, dip-in theater, indoor-outdoor spa, lounge, private poolside cabanas, an interactive play island, arcade and restaurants. You can find out more at www.cocokeykansascity.com
7. Grand Country Waterpark Resort, Branson
Branson plays host to another fun waterpark, located at 1945 West 76 Country Blvd. This is an indoor AND outdoor water park and it also has an indoor miniature golf course. www.grandcounty.com
8. Oceans of Fun, Kansas City
Oceans of Fun and Worlds of Fun are two parks with one admission price, located in Kansas City. Oceans of Fun, of course, is the water park and features one of the largest selections of water attractions in Missouri. For tickets or more information, you can visit www.worldsoffun.com
9. Six Flags St. Louis Hurricane Harbor, St. Louis
One admission price gets you into both Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor, in Eureka, about 30 minutes outside of St. Louis. Keep in mind, you have to rent the tubes, so if you want to do tube rides, expect the extra expense. Find out more information on their website at www.sixflags.com/stlouis
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