Top 10 U.S. Water Parks

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Kalahari Waterpark Resorts in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., is America's largest indoor water park (Courtesy Kalahari Waterpark Resorts)
The African-themed Kalahari does an admirable job of delivering a mix of genuine thrills in a confined space (Courtesy Kalahari Waterpark Resorts)
Kalahari's FlowRider is a perpetual sheet wave for surfing (Courtesy Kalahari Waterpark Resorts)
Schlitterbahn--it means "slippery road" in German--is located midway between Austin and San Antonio (Courtesy Schlitterbahn Waterparks)
The Master Blaster at Schlitterbahn is a 1,000-foot-long water coaster (Courtesy Schlitterbahn Waterparks)
For eight straight years Schlitterbahn has won the Best Waterpark title in Amusement Today's respected Golden Ticket Awards (Courtesy Schlitterbahn Waterparks)
The 70-acre Noah's Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., is the largest American water park (Courtesy Noah's Ark Waterpark)
Noah's Ark's Black Anaconda is a quarter of a mile long and the country's longest and fastest water coaster, reaching speeds up to 30 mph (Courtesy Noah's Ark Waterpark)
Because Noah's Ark was built in a snow zone, it's only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day-the rest of the year, kids can only daydream about it (Courtesy Noah's Ark Waterpark)
The world's first modern water park, Wet 'n Wild in Orlando, Fla., was opened in 1977 by George Millay, the same hydrophile who gave us SeaWorld (Courtesy Wet 'n Wild-Orlando)
At Wet 'n Wild's Bomb Bay, riders mount this near-vertical, 76-foot gully by entering a coffin-size chamber and standing on a trap door that's activated without warning (Courtesy Wet 'n Wild-Orlando)
The fun goes beyond slides at Wet 'n Wild: On Hydra Fighter, back-to-back riders on swings use water cannons to cream each other and to propel themselves over a lagoon (Courtesy Wet 'n Wild-Orlando)
Walt Disney's World's scariest ride isn't Expedition Everest or the Tower of Terror-it's Summit Plummet, located in the resort's Blizzard Beach waterslide park (Courtesy The Walt Disney Company)
Blizzard Beach's whimsical theme (snow in Florida) is elegantly realized in The Toboggan Race (Courtesy The Walt Disney Company)
Blizzard Beach's Tike's-Peak is a snow-covered play area for tots (Courtesy The Walt Disney Company)

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