Water Parks in Texas
Texas gets hot. Really hot! What better way to cool down then than to dive into some water park fun and entertainment?
The Lone Star state has no shortage of water parks. If you’re planning a trip to Texas, read on to find out where you can find the best water parks in Texas.
Water parks in North Texas
Sitting next door to the famed Six Flags Over Texas theme park in Arlington, Texas, the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park is one of the preferred destinations for water park lovers in the Lone Star State. Since its Wet ‘n Wild Days, the park has welcomed hundreds of thousands of patrons through its turnstiles.
In nearby North Richmond Hills, Texas, the NRH2O water park is a popular choice with locals. In fact, the park also serves as the city’s public pool. Visitors can enjoy 13 different slides and water rides.
14 miles away in Grapevine, Texas, the Great Wolf Resort is another popular choice for Metroplex locals and tourists alike. Owned and operated by the largest chain of indoor water parks in the world, the resort holds the advantage of being open year-round, something its counterparts cannot always claim.
Arguably the most northern water park in Texas, Splash Amarillo Waterpark – located in Amarillo, Texas – features six waterslides, a lazy river and two gigantic pools. Believe it or not, the park was damaged by a fire in 2009 but is now fully operational after refurbishment.
Water parks in East Texas
Located just outside of Houston in Spring, Texas, Wet’n’Wild SplashTown has gone by many names since opening in 1984 but has always offered visitors fun and excitement. Today, the park features nine waterslides and two pools. It also houses a pair of children’s pools, accommodating for younger visitors.
Splash Kingdom in Canton, Texas, offers the usual mixture of waterslides, wave pools and other water-based activities. It also features a dry land ‘Party Castle’ where visitors can enjoy mini golf, laser quest and more. The park is the first of six Splash Kingdom parks.
Water parks in South Texas
If you want to dive into the action in South Texas, you’d better head for San Antonio. The Alamo City is home to no fewer than four major water parks.
Schlitterbahn San Antonio in the suburb of New Braunfels, Texas, is the oldest of these parks, having opened in 1979. The park is one of three Schlitterbahn water parks in Texas, with the others located in South Padre Island and Galveston.
Since opening in 1985, the gargantuan Splashtown San Antonio features more than 50 waterslides, meaning you’ll need a whole day (and maybe more) to get the most of this park. Cabanas are available for grown-ups looking to relax whilst the park also hosts drive-in movies.
Found within the Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park, White Water Bay is another popular San Antonio destination. The cost of admission is included in all theme park tickets.
Aquatica San Antonio may have only opened in 2012 but the SeaWorld San Antonio affiliated park is a popular choice with locals and visitors alike. The park is the first to include sting rays and tropical fish as part of its ride.
Water parks in West Texas
West Texas may not be a hotbed for water parks, but lovers of water-based excitement will find Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld in Anthony, Texas (near El Paso) to be more than acceptable when it comes to fun times. In addition to 25 water slides, a picnic and grill area makes this one of the more laid back water parks in the great state of Texas.