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Texas Water Parks

Both Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks

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Texas Water Parks

Schlitterbahn offers some of the best water parks in Texas.

Schlitterbahn. Used with permission.

It can get mighty hot in Texas. So it's no wonder that there are plenty of water parks throughout the state. Among the most noteworthy places to cool off in the Lone Star State is Schlitterbahn. The place with the funny name (it means "slippery slope" in German) is one of the most popular, largest, and innovative water parks -- not just in Texas, but around the world. The original New Braunfels location is so successful, its owners have built other Schlitterbahn parks in other parts of the state. Another well regarded water park is Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio. It features a lush tropical theme along with animal exhibits.

As in other parts of the country, indoor water parks have caught on in Texas. There are a number of resorts that offer year-round sliding and wave pooling. The following water parks are arranged alphabetically.

Adventure Bay
Houston
281-498-7946
Attractions include the Master Blaster, an uphill water coaster, Paradise Bay wave pool, Rio Lento lazy river, Lost Falls and Gulf Scream Speed Slides, and the Rio Rapids and Slide Winders flumes.

Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio
San Antonio
Affiliated theme park: SeaWorld San Antonio

Bahama Beach
Dallas, TX
Note that this park used to be called Hawaiian Falls.

Bedford Splash
Bedford
817-952-2323
Small park with family slide, Pro Bowl, interactive kids' play area, and a wading pool.

Castaway Cove
Wichita Falls
(940) 322-5500

Great Wolf Lodge
Grapevine, Texas
Indoor Water Park Resort

Hawaiian Falls Firewheel Garland
Garland, TX
Outdoor water park.

Hawaiian Falls The Colony
The Colony, TX
Another one of the outdoor water parks in the Hawaiian Falls chain.

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark Mansfield
Mansfield, TX
Outdoor water park, part of the chain of Hawaiian Falls parks.

Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville
Pflugerville, TX
Part of the chain of Hawaiian Falls parks.

Hawaiian Falls Roanoke
Roanoke, TX
Outdoor water park.

Hawaiian Falls Waco
Waco, TX
Outdoor water park, another part of the chain of Hawaiian Falls parks.

Hawaiian Falls White Settlement
White Settlement, TX
Part of the chain of Hawaiian Falls parks.

Hurricane Alley
Corpus Christi, TX
Medium-sized outdoor water park

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Dallas Texas
Arlington, Texas
The large outdoor water park is across the street from Six Flags amusement park, but requires a separate admission.

NRH2O
N. Richland Hills
817-427-6500
Attractions include 3 body slides, tube slides, enclosed slide, wave pool, lazy river, and kids' area.

Schlitterbahn
New Braunfels
The original Schlitterbahn park, and one of the premier water parks in the world.
Review of Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

Schlitterbahn Beach
South Padre Island
Outdoor water park open seasonally and an indoor water park hotel that is open year round.

Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
Outdoor water park that also offers onsite accommodations.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
Galveston Island, Texas
Outdoor water park open plus an indoor water park component that has a retractable roof.

Splash Amarillo
Amarillo
806-376-4477
Attractions include tube slides, body slides, wave pool, lazy river, kiddie pool, and arcade.

Splash Kingdom Canton
Canton

Splash Kingdom Greenville
Greenville

Splash Kingdom Wild West
Hudson Oaks

SplashTown
Spring (near Houston)
281-355-3300

Splashtown San Antonio
San Antonio

Texas Water Rampage
Lubbock
806-796-0701
Attractions include Rio Rampage lazy river, Tidal Wave wave pool, Twin Twisters slides, and Dolphin Cove kids' area.

Volente Beach
Leander
512-258-5109
Attractions include 3 slides, Pirate Ship play area, sandy beach, and Lazy Lagoon activity pool.

Waterpark at The Villages
Flint, Texas
Indoor water park open year round.

Wet 'n' Wild Water World
Anthony (near El Paso)
915-886-2222
Large park with wave pool, adventure river, body slides, tube slides, and kids play areas.

White Water Bay at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio
210-697-5050
Affiliated theme park: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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