The most versatile compound, water can morph into a misty gas, melt into a refreshing liquid, and freeze into a solid sculpture of Mike Tyson's pet pigeon. Explore water's powerful potential with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a one-day pass to Wild River Country in North Little Rock (up to $32.99 value).
A gargantuan water park, Wild River Country invites hydronauts to soar through attractions such as eight different waterslides, serene canals, and the wave pool's stimulating spumes. The Vertigo waterslide shoots riders down a dizzying whirlpool vortex and the Cyclone offers an exhilarating four-person rafting expedition down spiraling shoots. Like a lullaby from Poseidon, the lazy river rocks swimmers into nautical bliss and the wave pool douses divers in more than a half-million gallons of authentic mermaid tears. Novice paddlers, meanwhile, can tread through more serene waters in the Tad pool, a toddler play area.
Amenities such as Wild River Country's rentable lockers, picnic area, and gift shop boost patrons’ comfort level. Guests can also opt to refuel after futile hydroponic farming endeavors at the Cookhouse Grill or Hydration Station.
Wild River Country
Surrounded by lush, green trees and grassy areas for lounging, Wild River Country overflows with 13 watery attractions such as the Cyclone, which sends groups of four tubing down a slippery slide for a big splash at the end. After getting the water and Poseidon's bickering out of their ears from the wave pool or the rip-roaring Accelerator, parents and kids can grab a bite to eat at the Cookhouse Grill and enjoy it at the picnic area. The Tad Pool lets the little ones splash and play, and the Lazy River lets tubers linger in the sun for a relaxed float while the Pipeline slings threesomes zooming bobsled-like down the slide in a raft. Family-oriented, and safe for all ages, the water park doesn't allow smoking or alcohol in the facility and offers clean restrooms and showers.
North Little Rock
6820 Crystal Hill Rd.
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118