Water Parks in Ohio
The state of Ohio is home to a seemingly never-ending supply of water parks, something you might not expect of the Buckeye State. Within its borders, you’ll find a host of indoor and outdoor water parks, all impeccably designed to offer a fun day out for all the family.
Read on to discover some of the most popular water parks in Ohio.
Soak City Waterpark (Mason, OH)
With over 50 water activities and rides to enjoy, Soak City Waterpark – located at the Kings Island amusement park – is one of Ohio’s very best water parks. Visitors can ride any of the parks 30 waterslides, which include daring thrill slides and relaxing chill rides. A wave pool and other water-based activities are also on offer to keep children busy. Adults may prefer the resort style pool or simply soaking in the sun’s rays from a lounger. Private cabanas are available to hire.
Soak City at Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
A second Soak City location can be found in Sandusky, Ohio, unofficially the water park capital of the Buckeye State. Situated adjacent to the Cedar Point amusement park, Soak City Sandusky is somewhat smaller than its Mason equivalent. Still, visitors have five pools and 12 slides to choose from. A designated children’s area is also featured.
The Beach at Adventure Landing (Mason, OH)
After a revamp, The Beach reopened a couple of years back, providing Cincinnati’s residents and visitors with another water park option just outside of Cincinnati. The park features a host of thrill and chill slides as well as a surf wave pool. Splash Landing is a particularly exciting feature, incorporating slides, water cannons and a giant water bucket which dumps gallons of water every few minutes. Water basketball is a popular activity while dry sand volleyball is also available. A zip line takes visitors across the park.
Wildwater Kingdom (Aurora, OH)
Located near Cleveland, Ohio, Wildwater Kingdom offers visitors a choice of three pools and 15 slides. All make for an enjoyable day out. Visitors can also take advantage of the wave pool and lazy river, while parents will be pleased a child-friendly zone exists within the park. Wildwater Kingdom also offers swimming lessons and lifeguard lessons, ideal for locals.
Zoombezi Bay at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Powell, OH)
Zoombezi Bay is stacked with waterslides, including a zero gravity slide that’s not for the faint at heart. The park also features a lazy river, wave pool and rapids ride. One of the best features of the park though is its location at Columbus Zoo, making it easy to see animals and have a splashingly good time.
Indoor water park options
As well as outdoor water parks, Ohio is also home to a variety of indoor water parks. Again, Sandusky is home to a host of these parks. Popular choices across the state include: CoCo Key Water Resort (Cincinnati, OH), Splash Bay Resort (Toledo, OH), Kalahari Resorts (Sandusky, OH), and Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort (Columbus, OH).