Life requires water, which is why scientists fervently search other planets for signs of frozen oceans, faucet handles, and linen yacht pants. Get your watery fix with today's Groupon: for $25, you get four one-day admission passes plus a $20 concessions voucher to Adventure Oasis Water Park in Independence (up to a $56 value).
At Adventure Oasis Water Park, operated by the City of Independence Parks and Recreation Department, a 900-foot long lazy river encircles a playscape packed with water activities for families and kids of all ages. Leisurists can kick up H2O by careening down the 210-foot open flume slide known as the Rattler, the 197-foot Scorpion tube slide, or the family-friendly Sidewinder, which spans more than 300 feet. According to the map and centuries of marine-biology testing procedures, the chutes deposit their drenched live cargo into a swim basin, where they can scale the Cactus Climb wall. For further liquidly adrenaline pursuits, a diving board awaits adventurous parkgoers at Roadrunner pass—a 25-yard lap pool with multiple lanes—and 6,000+ square feet of hydrogen dioxide flood the basin of Buckaroo Beach, a pool dotted with striped, shade-granting parasols.
Puckish park fans replenish their soaked selves at Oasis Grill, a full-service concession area protected by the shade of red umbrellas and by Poseidon's personal fry cook. Water guns, sprinklers, and a monster-sized aqua-spilling bucket further hydrate the park, where amphibious humans splash away during special events such as Chalk it Up and Polynesian Days.
Adventure Oasis Water Park
Under the oppressive heat of the Missouri sun, rafts and their passengers float atop the languid current of Coyote Creek as it traces a 900-foot perimeter around Adventure Oasis Water Park's flooded playscape. The sprawling park offers a respite from the summer swelter with water activities and attractions for guests of all ages, highlighted by three towering slides, including the Sidewinder—a 308-foot raft slide—and the Scorpion, a tube slide that emulates passage through a cosmic wormhole or gigantic piece of penne pasta with a 197-foot plunge. The chutes bottom out in a placid pool, where guests can catch their breath or scale Cactus Climb, a climbing wall that hangs over the water. As grownups relax in a deck dotted with striped parasols, younger guests can run amok at Halfpint Paradise, a smaller playground stationed in a shallow pool.
A 25-yard lap pool with multiple lanes awaits more serious swimmers at Roadrunner Pass, which also boasts a diving board for those looking to perfect their swan-dive form or execute the world's first pool cannonball that actually explodes. In addition to free-range fun, Adventure Oasis's friendly waters host swim lessons and aquatic exercise programs.
2100 S Hub Dr.
Independence, Missouri 64050Get Directions