It’s summertime and that means two family inevitabilities – bored kids & hot kids. Most Texans parents turn to one solution for both – waterparks! Below you will find a good number of the parks we found splashed across the Lone Star State. Don’t see one of your favorites? Let us know & we will add it to our lists. Anything we can do to keep this hot state in the cool.
The greater Dallas-Fort Worth area has many waterpark offerings starting with an entire family of Hawaiian Falls parks scattered throughout the vicinity.
Hawaiian Falls Family
Hawaiian Falls in Mansfield, TX
Hawaiian Falls in Garland, TX
Hawaiian Falls in The Colony, Tx
Hawaiian Falls in Roanoke, TX
Hawaiian Falls in Waco, TX
Great Wolf in Grapevine, TX – Indoor
Lazy River & other water rides still having you dreading the Texas sun? Consider heading indoors at Great Wolf Lodge. One of our fabulous Texas Travelers shared her thoughts here.
Heading South and East on I-45 brings us to the greater Houston/Galveston area. On the north side of Houston in Spring, you can find Wet’n’Wild. This is one of the longest-standing waterparks in the area. You can take a right turn off of I-45 and head west on I-10 and head to Katy for Typhoon Texas. Feeling a little left out, east Houston? You have Pirate’s Bay in Baytown.
Or you can head further south to Galveston for some sand-free fun. At Moody Gardens, you can find very family-friendly water play at Palm Beach. Feeling a little more adventurous? Head over to Schlitterbahn Galveston. Our blogger, Star Traci, shared her family’s experience, although it is likely to be MUCH warmer than their day!
If you’re further east in the Golden Triangle area, the Beaumont CVB offers a great list of their parks that offer waterparks here.
Let’s head further south along the beautiful Texas coast. In the Corpus Christi area, there is Schlitterbahn and Hurricane Alley. Not south enough for you, well, head to the edge of Texas where it meets the Caribbean and you can ride all the rides without leaving the water; Schlitterbahn – South Padre Island.
Austin/San Antonio/Hill Country
In our tour around Texas, we head north to central Texas and there is a wealth of waterparks available.
Typhoon Texas in Pflugerville, TX
Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, TX
In the San Antonio area, Seaworld’s Aquatica takes the traditional series of slides and intertube rides and raises ut with the very unique Stingray Encounter. Splashtown has a San Antonio location, as well.
Splashway Park in Sheridan, TX
Lest you think we forgot all those of you out west, we have not!
Wet’n’Wild Waterworld in Anthony, TX
Water Rampage in Lubbock, TX
So that is our list. We are sure it is quite incomplete as Texas is so large. If you see an omission, please comment below.
Have fun. Stay cool. And don’t forget your waterproof sunscreen!