5 Cool Ohio Waterparks
By Meg Berno

5 Cool Ohio Waterparks

Dive in and Beat the Heat with these Water Adventures!

Wade into summer in Ohio for a splashing good time! Ohio has no shortage of amazing waterparks for your family to enjoy this season. We’ve rounded up some of the best waterparks in Ohio and provide ideas on which activities to try at each one.

Long’s Retreat Family Resort, Latham

Ready for a family getaway? Look no further than Long’s Retreat Family Resort in the hills of southern Ohio. With several options for accommodations, including deluxe cabins and camping, you’ll want to make a weekend out of it. Splash about in the 20-acre lake where you can rent paddle boats and canoes. Or stay on land with games like mini-golf and an arcade.

For the Kids: By Land, Go-Karting. By Sea, Waterslides

For You: Catch some rays on the beach and a snack from the concession.

Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky

Beat the heat and start planning your trip now to one of the largest indoor waterparks in the U.S.! Kalahari Resort in Sandusky has a wide range of activities perfect for each age group. From slides to spas, your family will stay entertained every last minute.

For the Kids: Your little fish will love the kid-friendly play areas and “hair-raising” waterslides.

For You: Kick back and relax at the world-class spa — Halotherapy, check it out!

Zoombezi Bay, Columbus

Located next to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay offers a fun way to cool down after you’ve brought out your wild side! Fridays feature Family Nights with movies on a jumbo screen until the beginning of August.

For the Kids: Kiddos can splash around in Baboon Lagoon featuring 10 waterslides and a 1,000-gallon dump tank.

For You: Enjoy Croctail Creek, a lazy river-style attraction where you can bring your own adult (21+) beverage.

Cedar Point Shores, Sandusky

Just steps away from America’s Roller Coast lies the most exciting way to cool down after a day full of exhilaration. The 18-acres of Cedar Point Shores is well equipped with everything from Runaway Rapids to a Riptide Raceway. Spend the weekend splashing about and making memories this summer.

For the Kids: Little ones will love the pint-sized slides at Lakeside Landing.

For You: Get your chill on with a VIP experience at the newly renovated cabanas.

Clay’s Park & Resort, North Lawrence

What do a barrel rolls, aqua inflatables and ring swings all have in common? They all can be found at Clay’s Park & Resort! This multi-purpose attraction features pretty much anything you can think of with an anchor of a 10-acre swimming lake. More of a land animal? Hang out by the Beach Stage and listen to live entertainment or gather your team for some life-sized foosball.

For the Kids: Your kids will love speeding down the aqua zip lines.

For You: Adults can imbibe at the festive Tiki Bar or get sporty on the sand volleyball court.

There are plenty more splish-splashing opportunities in Ohio too including: Wake Nation, Great Wolf Lodge, Marietta Waterpark, The Beach, Soak City, Coney Island and Castaway Bay

Sip a cold drink, speed down a slide and dive into summer at these great Ohio waterparks. Share your memories with us using #OhioFindItHere.

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About the Author

Meg Berno is a freelance writer and Marketing Coordinator with the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Meg graduated from Miami University with a degree in Strategic Communications. Outside of work, Meg enjoys photography, writing and finding new places to explore in Ohio.