Summertime is a fantastic time to get out and explore. When the heat sizzles and fanning yourself repeatedly just isn’t cutting it anymore, the natural thing to do is to seek the solace of the cool water.
We’ve done a bit of research, starting with our home state of Kentucky.
To be completely transparent, I really was surprised by the amount of water parks in Kentucky. I hadn’t heard of many of these that we’ve listed and I am busy making plans to take the kiddos on a tour of the water parks this summer! Many of these open Memorial Day and close in early September.
Water Parks in Kentucky
Venture River Water Park -Eddyville, Kentucky
Tucked away in Eddyvillle Kentucky, the Venture River Water Park is a water park packed with water slides galore, a huge wave pool, a lazy river and of course an area for little ones.
General Admission prices for adults run $26 and $21 for kids. Additionally, you can reserve a cabana for the day ranging from $35 to $110 per day depending on the cabana and it’s location. Here is the thing, in my very humble opinion, having a spot that you have to call home base for the day and not having to fight for a chair, makes a cabana very worth it.
Kentucky Splash Waterpark – Williamsburg, Kentucky
Not only is this a waterpark, but also a camp ground. So if camping if your thing, come to swim, stay for the camping!
Kentucky Splash Waterpark has a wave pool, a lazy river, a kiddy activity pool, a triple slide complex, a double slide tower, a championship miniature golf course, an arcade, a driving range. There is truly something for everyone here!
At $10 per person, no matter the day, a visit to Kentucky Splash won’t break the bank!
Tiebreaker – Hopkinsville, Kentucky
With several different water slide features, a lazy river and a water playground complete with all of the splashing that your crew can handle it is sure to be a fantastically fun day!
Prices range from $8 per person for those who will be partaking in the water experience and $4 for adults who are there to catch some rays and supervise.
SomerSplash Water Park – Somerset, Kentucky
Located in Somerset, Kentucky this water park is a hit with kids and adults alike. When you visit you can expect body slides, tube slides, a speed slide, a wave pool and a robust play area for the little ones.
There are wide variety of prices ranging from those who want to do all of the attractions, for $16.95. For the shorter guests admission is $14.95 and adult supervision only with no pool entry is $3.
Beach Bend Splash Lagoon – Bowling Green, Kentucky
Beach Bend Splash Lagoon isn’t just a water park, it is an amusement park as well with history dating back to 1898. So, when you tire of riding rides, you are sure to find an attraction that everyone will love. There is tons of water fun to be had, from the lazy river to the wave pool and everything in between it will keep your family occupied for hours!
The price of admission to Beach Bend Park includes admission to the splash lagoon and is $35.99 for adults and $31.99 for children.
Barbourville Water Park – Barbourville, Kentucky
This park doesn’t just feature water parks. Fun for all ages, the park has a wave pool, lazy river, water slides, a pool just for little kids. If you are tired of swimming you and your family can also explore seven acres of fishing ponds, a 3/4 mile walking track, paddle boats, putt-putt golf, ball fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts!
The Fort Knox Water Park
Who knew that Fort Knox had a really cool (small) water park? Located on the Army base this Aquatic center has slides and obstacle courses (like the kind you’ve seen at Great Wolf Lodge)
They even have an indoor pool that occasionally they turn into an obstacle complete with inflatables on the water.
The prices are fairly reasonable as well. An individual day pass for military is $6.00 and non military is 8.00
They are located at: 5539 Chaffee Ave Fort Knox Kentucky 40121
Let us know if you decide to explore one of these waterparks that we’ve listed, be sure to let us know what you thought about your time!