Water parks allow you to splash around without having to take that job where you tow abandoned cars out of rivers. Get your feet wet with this Groupon.
$13 for General-Admission Single-Day Pass (Up to $26.95 Value)
Spread across 20 acres, dozens of rides, slides, and water attractions send visitors splashing through scorching summer days. At the Waikiki Beach wave pool, 2.5 million gallons of water swell and swirl to create refreshing waves every three minutes. Captain Cook's Landing cools down toddlers, and winding slides tout the names of natural phenomena, such as Cyclone, Tsunami, and Tom Hanks. The waterpark is accompanied by free parking, and rafts, boogie boards, and surfboards are available to rent.
Big Surf Waterpark
In 1966, Big Surf Waterpark founder Phil Dexter built his first model of a wave machine in his backyard, a place he affectionally named Tahiti Phil's. With some help, and several models later—including one assembled inside an abandoned billiards hall—he perfected the contraption, making it the centerpiece of his newly opened waterpark in 1969. Dexter's invention instantly snagged press from Time, Sports Illustrated, and Life, and today, it remains Big Surf Waterpark's 2.5-million-gallon keynote attraction. One of Big Surf Waterpark's newest attractions is the Mauna Kea Zip Line, which starts high in the air before zipping over the wave pool. Over the years, despite Arizona's lack of rain or gigantic sprinkler, the park has managed to grow around the wave pool, and its current 20-acre campus features dozens of slides, rides, and areas for all ages. Big Surf's real estate has also played host to entertainment events, including concerts from Pink Floyd, Elton John, and the Beach Boys.
It's popular with all ages and combinations but obviously perfect for families. As waterparks go, there's a good selection of different slidesmaddoghere4d, Tripadvisor, 1/13/12
The wave pool was definitely the best part. We rented rafts and spent hours riding the waves all the way in. So fun!Becky A., Yelp, 8/25/11
90% of 3,405 customers
“It was fun a good value the kids liked it and it was relaxing for us quite a bit of shady areas food was a bit pricey but good we are likely to return”
“Great day of fun.. the kids had so much fun and the park was clean.”
“we LOVE Big Surf!!! we will go there next season as well! :)”
1500 N McClintock Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85281Get Directions