Did you know that you’ll find some really great water parks in Ohio? You’ll find waterparks all over the state, but today we’re sharing our favorites.”
My kids may be adults now but they are still young at heart. Last year, we celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a girls’ trip to the Kalahari. I mean what’s not to love about water slides, the wave pool, and the adult’s only hot tubs? If your family is like mine, I’m sure you love water parks too.
These waterparks are a great way to cool off on a hot summer day but the fun doesn’t stop there. Quite a few of the waterparks we’ve mentioned are open year round. An outdoor water park is amazing for those hot days, but I love having an option for all of the days here in Ohio. If you are in the Buckeye State and looking for a fun place to play, I’ve put together a great list for you!
Top Water Parks in Ohio for you and your family to enjoy:
1. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, otherwise known as “America’s Largest Indoor Waterparks” are located in Sandusky and is sure to be a huge hit with the whole family. You’ll find top-notch spas for mom and dad, while the kids will have fun on the awesome slides and kids play areas. There is so much to do here that you won’t be able to fit in all the fun in a single day. Book your overnight or make a weekend of it with the many packages that Kalahari offers. For the best rates, book in advance or check out local coupons. You will not run out of things to do here!
Check out our tips to help you enjoy your stay: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
2. Zoombezi Bay
A day at the zoo and a day at the water park, one in the same? That’s right! In Powell, you will find Zoombezi Bay, a fun water park located at the Zoo! This water park has features such as a wave pool, water slides, a moving river with waterfalls and so much more!
Details: Zoombezi Bay
3. Coney Island Amusement Park
Coney Island Amusement Park is more than just a water park! Located in Cincinnati, here you will find amazing features like a huge main pool, carnival-style rides, fair foods, water slides, dive pool, the Typhoon Tower and so much more!
Details here: Coney Island Amusement Park
4. Cedar Point Shores Waterpark
Hours of water splashing fun can be had at Cedar Point Shores Waterpark and their 18 acres of water park adventures. This park has really great options for kids of all ages and grown-ups too!
Details here: Cedar Point Shores Waterpark
5. The Beach at Adventure Landing
Looking near Cincinnati for a great waterpark? The Beach at Adventure Landing (formerly known as The Beach Waterpark), is 35 acres and tons of fun! It offers 10 water attractions, as well as a kids play areas, sports courts and more!
Details here: The Beach Waterpark
6. Castaway Bay
This 38,000 square foot indoor waterpark is a great way to spend your day on the water, no matter what the temperature outside is! Here you will find a fun Caribbean theme with a natural lagoon type setting, water slides, wave pool, toddler pool, grotto and more!
Read reviews and book your stay here: Castaway Bay
7. Clay’s Park Adventure Water Park
Clay’s Park Resort Water Park is a little different than your average water park. The main water feature is a lake! Sure, the lake is a man-made sand bottom swimming lake, but a lake all the same. Here you will find water slides, a kids splash pad, zip lines over the water, barrel roll and more!
Details here: Clay’s Park Adventure Water Park
8. The Watering Hole Safari and Waterpark (Monsoon Lagoon)
If you are looking for more than just a waterpark, you are going to love The Watering Hole Safari and Waterpark in Port Clinton! This family fun center offers indoor and outdoor attractions, featuring water slides, a lazy river, an arcade, mini-golf and more! Children even have the opportunity to become Jr. Zookeepers! How is that for a memorable day?
Details here: The Watering Hole Safari and Waterpark
9. Great Wolf Lodge
You really can’t have a best waterparks list without putting Great Wolf Lodge on there. Water slides, tube rides, climbing toys, fountains and more await your family here. You’ll find a Great Wolf Lodge in both Sandusky and Mason, which is on the outskirts of Cincinnati.
Details here: Great Wolf Lodge
10. Soak City
Inside of Kings Island amusement park in Mason is where you will find Soak City. This water park includes 36 water slides and 50 water attractions in total, you will stay cool and have a blast here.
Details here: Soak City
11. Splash Harbor
This small waterpark is located inside the Comfort Inn & Suites near Mansfield. Spend the day exploring all the outdoor fun the area has to offer then return to the hotel to relax at the waterpark which is perfect for the younger ones in the family.
Details to book your stay here: Splash Harbor
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Have you been to any of these water parks in Ohio? Which one(s) would you suggest?
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