In case our numerous lakes and rivers don’t offer you enough watery fun in the summer, Nebraska also has a nice selection of water parks that you can enjoy with the family. So put on some sunscreen, grab the towels, and head out for some fun in the sun!
Nebraska's largest outdoor water park features a five-story water slide, several smaller water slides, a motion ocean and lazy river, and a new attraction called Makana Splash. There is also a kiddie pool for younger visitors.
Westmoor Pool, Scottsbluff
This large pool boasts a lazy river, several water slides, and water cannons for summer fun.
Coco Key Water Resort, Omaha
This water park is located inside a Ramada hotel, but you don't have to be a guest of the hotel to play in the water park. The water resort features a ton of fun activities for kids and adults alike, including nearly 1000 feet of water slides.
Island Oasis Water Park, Grand Island
At more than 260,000 square feet, Island Oasis is a seriously awesome destination. One of the park's many attractions is a slide with a 150-foot drop - one of the steepest water slides in North America!
If you don't have fun at AquaVenture, chances are you just don't like fun! This awesome water park features (among other activities) a variety of water slides, a wave pool, a recreational swimming pool, and our personal favorite, the Boogie Woogie water keyboard.
Pawnee Plunge, Columbus
This seven-acre fun park has a lot to offer the whole family. The crazy fun attractions include a climbing wall with a splashy ending, plenty of water slides, and the FlowRider - new for 2015 and Nebraska's only flowboarding spot.
Splash Station, Fremont
A fun, relaxed place to spend an afternoon, the Fremont Splash Station offers a lap pool/wave pool, a splash pad, body slide, speed slide, and several other sweet and sunny things to enjoy.
Eugene T Mahoney State Park Family Aquatic Center, Ashland
Inside the already-amazing Mahoney State Park you'll find a big, fun water park. It contains three water slides, a wave pool, a lap pool, and a huge water dump bucket.
Big Blue Water Park, Beatrice
Besides its huge 9,000 square foot pool, Big Blue features an eight-foot wide river slide, a kiddie pool with awesome toys, and a 124-foot loopy slide.
Cody Go Karts, North Platte
Although the water park is just one part of Cody Go Karts, it offers up enough fun to deserve a mention. With three water slides, bumper boats, and a kiddie pool with a tree stump-shaped slide, this is a great way to while away an afternoon.
Hastings Aquacourt, Hastings
This awesome five-acre park offers a variety of water slides, a wave pool, and a children's playground - and more!
Twin Rivers Water Park, Plattsmouth
One of Twin Rivers' best features is its different depth zones for visitors with different skill levels. A spiral water slide and speed slide offer hours of entertainment.
Aquatic Park, Falls City
Open since 2006, Aquatic Park is a great place to spend an afternoon. Here you'll find two water slides, a water cannon, flower showers, and a lap pool.
Family Aquatic Center, Lexington
This water park in Lexington may be on the smallish side, but it's non-stop fun for the family. An Olympic-size swimming pool, water slide, splash pad and other fun water features entertain water lovers of all ages.
Several hotels in Nebraska also feature water parks that require you to be a registered guest to use them. If your city or town doesn’t have a water park, never fear. Just about every town in the state has its own municipal pool – and plenty of them have a slide or two and a diving board. Happy splashing and swimming!