MN Surf Co. is intent on converting Minnesota's richest natural resource—water—into pure adrenaline. The company has two locations in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and both stock a wide variety of vessels and apparel to make days on the water exciting, stylish, and safe. First-timers can get their feet wet by renting a paddleboard, wake surfer, wakeboard, or kayak for up to seven days. MN Surf Co. also sells boards, plus wetsuits and tees suited for the beach.
In pirate lore, those who walked the plank seldom did so with a smile on their faces. At Edina Aquatic Center, guests can't help but grin as they meet the same fate, Rather than plunging into choppy seas, though, they grab onto a bar and trapeze off of the board, gliding down a cable line suspended over a pool before dropping gently into 6.5 feet of cool water. Named the Shipwreck Express, the zipline anchors the center's kid-friendly watery attractions along with two towering slides, a playground surrounded by shallow water and misting geysers, and a surf simulator. In addition to its fun attractions, the center caters to practicing swimmers and divers with an Olympic-sized pool divided into lanes and a diving well with 1- and 3-meter diving boards.
One hundred thirty six steps lead to the top of the Eagle's Nest, Water Park of America's fastest body slide. From a perch on the 10th floor, visitors careen down five floors before rocketing into a pool of water. Greater drops await riders of the park's twin body slides, whose six-floor descent veers outside the building before ending in a big splash, and indoor family raft ride, which travels more than a mile down 10 stories.
Down on the main floor, a 500-gallon bucket douses the children's play area with water every 135 seconds. Games of basketball unfold around four hoops in the activity pool's shallows, and tubes float down a winding river past attractions named for Minnesotan bodies of water. At the Flowrider, guests battle gravity to stay upright on a surfboard positioned on a sheet of water that flows 25?30 mph.
More challenges await guests in an arcade stocked with classic games such as skeeball and air hockey, which requires players to blow on a puck until it reaches their opponent's goal. More than 70 games reward skilled visitors with tickets, which they can trade for prizes such as an X-Box 360. With cuisine including housemade pizza and entertainment such as six high-definition televisions, Water Park America's three restaurants re-energize guests after enduring full days of swimming, sliding, and gaming.
Here's How It'll Appear on The Site Taking your child to an R-rated horror film might elicit a reaction, but it’s rarely a positive one. At the Jim Lupient Water Park, kids shriek in delight as they make their way down three giant water slides, either lying on their bellies, tubes, or tame pet crocodiles. The park’s rock-quarry theme echoes throughout with foam equipment shaped to resemble rocks and logs ideal for climbing, walking, or floating on. Older kids and adults can enjoy water volleyball and do laps in swimming lanes, and little tots can safely walk into zero-depth entry pools to splash around in spray features. The park also makes it possible for families to enjoy their lunches beneath shade-sheltered cabanas before stepping next door for a round of mini golf on the 18-hole Grand Rounds Miniature Golf Course.
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