To say that it gets hot in Arizona is, of course, a ridiculous understatement. And all that nonsense about "It's a dry heat," doesn't really cut it when the mercury soars past 95 degrees -- which is fairly routine in the summer. You could stay inside all day and crank up the air conditioning. Or you could head to one of the state's many water parks and cool down.
All of Arizona's water parks are located outdoors. The state has yet to offer any indoor water park resorts.
Before we get to the listings, here are some resources to find nearby fun places and make travel plans:
- Arizona theme parks
- California water parks
- New Mexico water parks
- Utah water parks
- Find Phoenix-area hotel deals at TripAdvisor.
Arizona water parks are arranged alphabetically. Click on one below for more details.
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A good-sized outdoor water park with over 15 attractions. Highlights include The Abyss, an enclosed tube slide, and Kilauea Cove, twin enclosed slides. Also offers body slides, tube slides, speed slides, water basketball and volleyball, wave pool, and play areas for younger children as well as toddlers.
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SunSplash is a large park with plenty of attractions, including an uphill water coaster, a bowl ride, a half-pipe slide, tube slides, body slides, speed slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, an interactive water play center, an activity pool, and a kiddie play area.. In addition to the water slides, Golfland offers "dry" activities such as mini-golf, laser tag, and Indy race cars.
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The biggest water park in Arizona is Wet ’n’ Wild Phoenix. In fact, it is one of the biggest water parks anywhere. (Note that the park used to be known as Waterworld Safari.) Among its many attractions are a water coaster, the Constrictor flume slide, a funnel ride, a family raft ride, a bowl ride, a mat racing slide, tube slides, body slides, a half-pipe ride, a lazy river, a wave pool, an activity pool and two kiddie water play areas.