Ohio's Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks

Where to Find Water Slides and Get Wet

There are plenty of water parks throughout Ohio. They include standalone outdoor water parks, such as The Beach in Mason, as well as outdoor water parks attached to amusement parks, such as Cedar Point Shores at the enormous Cedar Point. For year-round water slide fun, the state also boasts plenty of wonderful indoor water park resorts such as the Kalahari in Sandusky.

Before we get to Ohio's water parks, here are some resources to find nearby fun places and make travel plans:

Water parks in Ohio are listed alphabetically:

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    The Beach water park Ohio
    Courtesy of The Beach Waterpark

    The Beach is a huge park that is located near Kings Island amusement park. It includes an uphill water coaster, a mat racing slide, a speed slide, a wave pool, plenty of other body and tube slides, an activity pool, sand volleyball, an interactive water play structure, a zip line, and an arcade.

    • Mason
    • Outdoor water park
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    Castaway Bay
    © 2017 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

    Part of Cedar Point's vast complex, Castaway Bay is open all year long. The park is medium-sized, but is packed with a surprising number of attractions, including the Rendezvous Run uphill water coaster, a wave pool, water slides, an interactive water play structure, an activity pool, indoor/outdoor whirlpool spas, and a toddler's play area. The park is open to registered hotel guests as well as the general public.

    • Sandusky
    • Indoor water park resort
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    Cedar Point Shores
    ​© 2017 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

    This huge water par is also part of Cedar Point. It requires separate admission from the amusement park. Attractions include a wave pool, lazy river, a family raft ride, launch chamber water slides, play areas for small children, body slides, tube slides, and mat racing slides.

    • Sandusky
    • Outdoor water park at Cedar Point
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    Coney Island water park Ohio
    Courtesy of Coney Island

    No, not that Coney Island. This Cincinnati amusement park boasts the famous Sunlite Pool, which was built in 1925 and is billed as the world's largest recirculating pool. There are water slides and other wet attractions as well. Ticket options include only the dry rides, only the water park, or combo passes to both the amusement park and the water park.

    • Cincinnati
    • Outdoor water park, part of Coney Island amusement park

     

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    Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky
    Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

    The park is only open to Great Wolf Lodge resort guests. Features include tube slides, body slides, activity pools, two whirlpool spas, a lazy river, kids' play areas, an interactive play structure with a tipping bucket, and an aqua rock-climbing wall.

    • Sandusky
    • Indoor water park resort
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    Great Wolf Lodge at Kings Island
    Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

    As with the rest of the locations in the chain, the park is only open to Great Wolf Lodge resort guests. Attractions include 11 water slides, an uphill water coaster, a bowl ride, a family raft ride, a wave pool, a lazy river, an interactive water play center with a tipping bucket, and two whirlpool spas.  It is located adjacent to the Kings Island amusement park. When the park is open, guests can walk to its front gate from the hotel.

    • Mason
    • Indoor water park resort
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    Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio
    Courtesy of Kalahari Resort

    The Kalahari in Sandusky is one of the world's largest indoor water parks. It features virtually every kind of water park slide and attraction, including two surfing simulator rides, a water coaster, a lazy river, a bowl ride, a wave pool, body slides, tube slides, raft rides, a mat-racing slide, an interactive water play structure, activity pools, and indoor/outdoor whirlpool saunas. Day passes are offered to visitors not staying at the hotel.

    • Sandusky
    • Indoor water park resort
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    Maui Sands
    Courtesy of Maui Sands Resort

    Maui Sands is a medium-sized indoor waterpark themed to Hawaii. Day passes for the general public are available. Slides and attractions include a bowl ride, body slides, tube slides, a lazy river, an activity pool, an interactive water play structure with a dump bucket, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, and a sun deck.

    • Sandusky
    • Indoor water park resort
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    Monsoon Lagoon
    Courtesy of Monsoon Lagoon Waterpark

    A small park, Monsoon Lagoon offers water slides, tube slides, pools, water bumper boats, and an interactive play area along with go-karts, mini golf, and an arcade.

    • Port Clinton
    • Outdoor water park
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    Pioneer Waterland Ohio
    Courtesy of Pioneer Waterland

    The small outdoor water park and family entertainment center, Pioneer Waterland, includes water slides, tube slide, lazy river, activity pool, and paddleboats as well as go-karts and an arcade.

    • Chardon
    • Outdoor water park

     

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    Soak City water park at Kings Island
    © 2017 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

    Soak City is a huge park that is included with admission to Kings Island. Rides include 36 water slides, a wave-making surfing ride, a wave pool, a funnel ride, a lazy river, and an interactive water play structure with a dump bucket.

    • Mason
    • Outdoor water park at Kings Island
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    Splash Cincinnati indoor water park
    © splashcincinnati

    The medium-sized park, Splash Cincinnati, is open to hotel guests and offers day passes to the general public. Features include body slides, a raft slide, a lazy river, a wave pool, kiddie slides, an indoor/outdoor whirlpool spa, an activity pool, and an interactive play structure with a tipping bucket. The water park is part of the Ramada Plaza.

    • Cincinnati
    • Indoor water park resort
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    Zoombezi Bay
    Courtesy of Columbus Zoo

    Zoombezi Bay is a large park that is included with admission to the Columbus Zoo. Attractions include a bowl ride, a funnel ride, body slides, tube slides, a lazy river, an action river, an interactive water play structure, and attractions for younger children.

    • Powell
    • Outdoor water park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium