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Unlike most indoor water parks, which are typically connected to a hotel and are part of a destination resort, the Wings and Waves Waterpark is part of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. In addition to offering year-round, climate-controlled water slides and other watery fun, the facility features interactive educational exhibits about water inside the park as well as the resources of the adjacent Aviation & Space Museum and the Imax theater.
The indoor water park is average size. While it includes a bowl ride, some nifty-looking aviation-themed slides, and a wave pool, it doesn't have an interactive water play center with a tipping bucket, a water park staple. It also lacks some of the marquee attractions that larger parks offer, such as a water coaster, funnel ride, or a FlowRider surfing ride.
It does, however, have about two dozen hands-on exhibits for kids depicting concepts about water such as propulsion, wave tides, and the water cycle. Its most unique feature is the full-sized 747 parked on its roof. Yes, you read that correctly. In addition to the imposing sight that the airplane provides, guests are able to climb up and into the 747 to begin their rides on the water slides.
The folks at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum say that a future expansion of the campus will include an onsite hotel.
LocationIn McMinnville, Oregon on the grounds of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. The physical address is 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way.
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From Portland. I-5S to Exit 294 for Tigard/McMinnville to McMinnville. Highway 99W through Dundee. Left on Highway 18 to park.
From Salem. I-5N to Exit 253 at Salem for Highway 22/Mission Street. Take Highway 22, turn right (north) onto Highway 99W (to McMinnville) to Highway 18E Exit. Highway 18 to park.
From the coast. Highway 101 to Highway 18 towards McMinnville to park.