From Our Editors
Maps may tell you that nearest ocean is nearly 700 miles away, but visitors to Springs Aquatic Center—owned by City of Kansas Parks and Recreation—don't seem to mind. Here, they float down a lazy river, race down a winding waterside, and dip into the zero-depth entry pool. Few beaches pack as many exciting elements into their spaces. The park boasts both relaxing and thrilling rides, while giving kids a chance to get wet above sea level with tipping buckets, mist sprayers, and pop jets.