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Water Parks in Kansas City

Overland Park, Schlitterbahn, Water Parks, Worlds of Fun

Water parks in the Kansas City area are a great way to cool off and have fun in the summertime. If you love to swim but are looking for more excitement than your backyard or neighborhood pool can offer, water parks in Kansas City are the way to go! Check out the following list of water parks in the Kansas City area, covering both Kansas and Missouri.

Oceans of Fun
4545 NE Worlds of Fun Dr
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 454-4545

Hours of Operation:
The park opens at 10 or 11:00 am and closes between 6 and 8pm, depending on the day you go. Check the website for hours for specific dates: http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/hours/oof.cfm

Single-Day Regular (48″ or taller): $29.99
Twilight (after 3 pm) Purchase in-person at the park: $17.99
Single-Day Junior/Senior (under 48″; age 62 and older): $16.99

Oceans of Fun is by far the premier water park in Kansas City. It is the “sister park” to Kansas City’s amusement park, Worlds of Fun and it what I would consider Kansas City’s “official” water park, being the largest and most popular. It has been around since 1982.

9400 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: (913) 312-3110

Hours of Operation:
The park opens at 10 or 11:00 am and closes between 6 and 8pm, depending on the day you go. Check the website for hours for specific dates: http://www.schlitterbahn.com/kc/trip/default.htm

All-Day General Admission (ages 12 – 54): $33.99
All-Day Child/Senior (ages 3-11 and 55 & older): $26.99
Two-Day General Admission (ages 12 – 54): $49.99
Two-Day Child/Senior (ages 3-11 and 55 & older) $36.99
Afternoon Admission, Valid after 3 p.m. only (same price for all ages 3 & older): $24.99
Children ages 2 and under are FREE!

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Schlitterbahn Vacation Village has only been open for a few years. It is located close to the Kansas Speedway. I have not had the opportunity to visit it myself but have relatives and friends who have. It looks like a fun, having numerous chutes and slides, and as of 2011, Kansas City’s only surfing ride!

Coco Key
Located inside Holiday Inn Kansas City
9103 East 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: (816) 737-0200

Hours of Operation:
Typically 10am to 9pm, call or visit websites for hours for specific dates

If you are not a hotel guest, price is typically around $25 for a day pass; Cabana rental range from $50 to $125

Coco Key is more of a low key (pun intended!) water park, as it is inside the Holiday Inn hotel, just across from the sports complex in Kansas City. They have pools and slides, and even cabanas for rent.

Adventure Oasis
2100 S. Hub Dr.
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 325-SWIM

Hours of Operation:
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Holidays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Independence Resident Prices
Youth (under 13) – $6
Adult – $8
Senior (over 65) – $6
Family of Four – $22

Non-Resident Prices
Youth (under 13) – $7
Adult – $9
Senior (over 65) – $7
Family of Four – $25

Adventure Oasis is located off 23rd and 291 in Independence, Missouri. While this park offers discounts to Independence residents, the rate for non-residents is great for what you get. I’ve been to this park a few times and it’s full of slides and other water park attractions, as well as standard swimming and lap pools. They have 3 large slides : the Scorpion at 197 feet, the Rattler at 210 feet and the Sidewinder at 308 feet! If you’re not too far from Independence, this pool is totally worth paying a visit to.

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Super Splash USA
53rd Place & Raytown Road
5912 Lawn Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 356-5300

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday Nights – Family Swim night: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm $4.00 admission

Adult or Child (38″ or taller) – $10
Child (37″ or shorter) – Free
Seniors (60+) – $6.00
Military Personnel & Immediate Family up to 4 people (must show ID) $7 each (no other discounts apply)
After 4 p.m. (no other discounts apply) – $8 each

Super Splash USA is a great water park on the Missouri side, located in Raytown, Missouri. It’s a really nice sized park with slides, three pools and water games such as Water Wars, where kids can launch water balloons. Rocky Mountain Avalanche is a slide where three people sit in a tube and slide down into the water. Lots of fun1

Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center
11950 Lowell
Overland Park, KS
Phone: (913) 327-5675

Hours of Operation:
Noon to 8pm daily
From June 13-July 29
The Baby Pool opens at 10am

$5 for residents
$6 for non-residents

Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center (TRAC) is one of my favorite water parks in the Kansas City area. It isn’t as big as some of the larger water parks in the city, but it’s big fun for an afternoon at the pool if you’re not ready for the long drive or high prices involved with some of the larger water parks. This pool has 2 slides, diving boards, a lap pool and an awesome kiddie area. In addition, it has 2 volleyball courts.

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Great Wolf Lodge
10401 Cabela Dr
Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone: (866) 943-9653

Hours of Operation:
9am to 9pm, call for hours because they are subject to change seasonally

The Great Wolf Lodge looks like fun, I’ve never been there but would like to at some point. From what I found on the website, and other online research, you can only visit the water park if you book a hotel stay in the Lodge or host a birthday party there. So if you’re looking for a day trip to a water park, unless you’re ready to spend $100+ dollars, consider one of the other options in this review.


Slides and Pools , Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun

Schlitterbahn Kansas City Water Park

Adventure Oasis Water Park , City of Independence Missouri

Super Splash Water Park USA

Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center , City of Overland Park, Kansas

Kansas City Water Park , Great Wolf Resorts