Summer is finally here, and I’m sure you’re looking for fun ways to beat the heat. One of the most fun and classic ways to do that is to hit a water park! Luckily, in Pennsylvania we have a variety of awesome water parks– so many in fact, that you’ll find it difficult which to choose. Below are our top ten water parks in Pennsylvania that will make your summer epic.
1. Dutch Springs, Bethlehem
The best waterpark in Pennsylvania is also the most unique. Dutch Springs is not a traditional water park with slides and wading pools, but a lake full of truly one-of-a-kind attractions. The Aqua Park boasts a collection of huge inflatables that you can climb, jump off of, slide down, and bounce on. If you're a scuba diver, you can explore submerged airplanes, school buses, and other obstacles.
2. Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown
Wildwater Kingdom is part of Dorney Park, which is really cool if you like both water parks and roller coasters.
3. Hershey Park, Hershey
Come enjoy the massive waterpark that graces the chocolate capital of the country. Be sure to spend some time touring the factory, also!
4. Great Wolf Lodge, Pocono Mountains
Great Wolf Lodge is definitely the coolest indoor waterpark in the state. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, it has a bunch of fun attractions and features.
5. Sandcastle Water Park, West Mifflin
Sandcastle is one of the oldest traditions in the Pittsburgh area! The lines are always long on opening day, because people can't get enough of this park.
6. Camel Beach, Tannersville
Camel Beach, perhaps one of the best known water parks in Pennsylvania, is nestled away in Tannersville. If you go here once, it's sure to become a tradition for years to come.
7. Splash Lagoon, Erie
Splash Lagoon is famous for its thrilling slides and wave pool, and its unique Aqua Tumbler that will turn your day upside-down.
8. Kalahari Resorts, Pocono Mountains
With locations also in Ohio and Wisconson, Kalahari Resorts Waterpark has every awesome feature that you could possibly desire.
9. Carousel Water & Fun Park, Beach Lake
Your entire family will be begging for more once you finally have to leave Carousel.
10. Your community pool
If you want to have a low-key experience, don't have all day, or don't want to stand in lines, maybe you should just go to your local community pool instead of a water park. Many cities and towns in Pennsylvania have a ton of beautiful pools that you can look up on your local government's website. Did you know that Philadelphia has more public pools than any other city in the country?
Which one will you try out first? What’s your favorite water park in our state? Let us know in the comments below.