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Great Waves Water Park Alexandria

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Great Waves Water Park
4001 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria
VA
22304
Tel: 703 960-0767

Where are we going today?

Ready to catch a wave? No, you don't need to go out into the ocean to do that. Just head to Great Waves Water Park in Virginia!

This family friendly water park is found in Cameron Run Regional Park, and has a host of fun features and attractions to keep even the most excitable water baby entertained!

Great Waves has some of the more fun and unique attractions in Northern Virginia - and they are all waiting to be enjoyed by YOU! There are fun speed slides if you have those thrill seekers in the family, or perhaps you want to try shooting down a tube slide?

Ever tried surfing? You don't need the ocean when you have Great Waves! The massive wave pool is the perfect place to try out body surfing. There is hours of fun for the whole family!

Of course, if you have those little thrill seekers in the family, they are welcome too, and there certainly are activities for them too. The Kids Zone is perfect for those little ones to cool off, whilst having a great time at the same time.

They can speed down the fun rock slide at the Lagoon, or just relax in the pretty waterfalls in Minnow Bay.

Let's not forget about that giant splash pad either! Hours of fun!

If you need a break, there are places to relax, and eat, and even buy souvenirs! Then there are the batting cages and mini golf - SO much fun!

Did you think Virginia could be so cool? At Great Waves it certainly can!

Let's make a splash!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$14.75 - $15.25 (Over 48")
  • Children$11.75 - $12.25 (Under 48")
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

11am - 7pm daily

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Teachers corner

They have group rates for 20 or more, so why not bring the students for a celebration, or a sports day?.

I'm Hungry!

The Riptide Cafe has lunch, snacks, and most importantly ice cream to enjoy! Fill those swimming bellies. .

Any Top Tips?

Paradise Play is a fun play structure where you don't need bathing suits! Just enjoy the features like mazes, wobble hoppers, slides and rock walls! Great for kids 3 to 12.

Doing our bit

They love to keep you safe, so any regulations they have around the park is to be followed for your own good. Keep it a fun day!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just speak to staff when you arrive and they can help you out!.

Can I get one of those?

There are souvenirs, shirts and gifts available at the Shark Shack! A great place to pick up some cool gifts. .

More information

The Play Feature is additional for kids ages 2 to 12 years.

What people are saying?

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    NOTE: This is about the batting cages, not the water park.

    I've never had SO MANY machines just stop throwing balls at me (that's what she said).

    Ok, so, this place is pretty cheap. It's batting cages, so the prices can't be too high. That said, it's also cheap b/c the darn things hardly ever work! I've hopped around 3 different cages one day just to get one that worked through the entire set of pitches. That said, they do have the normal spread of slowpitch softball to fast-fastball.

    It's a netted cage, simple..basic. You get the gist...Read More

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    This is a small-ish water park but very convenient to the DC metro area. It is probably comparable with the big-time parks like 6 Flags and King's Dominion when it comes to food and refreshments rip-offs. I see no reason why one should not be able to bring in one's own food instead of being limited to the nutritionally dubious crap sold here. The entrance price is much lower than the big parks and parking is free.

    The wave pool is fun but I can imagine it gets very crowded on the weekends. Water slides (there are 5) are fun but even short lines...Read More

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    Lifeguards need to be trained better. My 14 year old son, who is small for his age, but still 5' tall was repeatedly told to leave the deep part of the wave pool because they "could tell he wasn't tall enough". Then, when asked how old he was and he said 14, they laughed at him. They need wristbands or something to show that kids are tall enough to be there so that nobody else wastes their time or money. Not cool.

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    This is the biggest rip off ever!! The prices are astronomical!! There is no reason why anyone should have to pay $15.00 for a child to use a pool that is always crowded, and a couple of water slides that have long lines. On one of the busiest days of the year, they only had 3 people working the ticket counter, so we stood in line over an hour to get our tickets. Also, there is no recognition for veterans on Memorial Day. And even more disturbing is that they search your bags for food and drinks (not glass or alcohol) because they want you...Read More

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    So fun coool

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by Blake Ourso

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NOTE: This is about the batting cages, not the water park.

I've never had SO MANY machines just stop throwing balls at me (that's what she said).

Ok, so, this place is pretty cheap. It's batting cages, so the prices can't be too high. That said, it's also cheap b/c the darn things hardly ever work! I've hopped around 3 different cages one day just to get one that worked through the entire set of pitches. That said, they do have the normal spread of slowpitch softball to fast-fastball.

It's a netted cage, simple..basic. You get the gist ;)

My favorite thing? It's about 8 minutes from my house!

by Alastair Gregory

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This is a small-ish water park but very convenient to the DC metro area. It is probably comparable with the big-time parks like 6 Flags and King's Dominion when it comes to food and refreshments rip-offs. I see no reason why one should not be able to bring in one's own food instead of being limited to the nutritionally dubious crap sold here. The entrance price is much lower than the big parks and parking is free.

The wave pool is fun but I can imagine it gets very crowded on the weekends. Water slides (there are 5) are fun but even short lines are pretty slow. I thought the lifeguards were diligent and professional.

by CK J

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This is the biggest rip off ever!! The prices are astronomical!! There is no reason why anyone should have to pay $15.00 for a child to use a pool that is always crowded, and a couple of water slides that have long lines. On one of the busiest days of the year, they only had 3 people working the ticket counter, so we stood in line over an hour to get our tickets. Also, there is no recognition for veterans on Memorial Day. And even more disturbing is that they search your bags for food and drinks (not glass or alcohol) because they want you to only buy their food. Yet, there are only 2 cashiers and one food stand. If you want to eat their food, you have to wait in line at least 45 minutes to an hour, and you will easily pay $25 for three people (two of which were children). This is not worth the time or money. The pool is so crowded that it is actually a safety hazard. The lifeguards just keep blowing their whistles to the point where no one even responds to them because that is all you hear. The rules are so restrictive, but no one enforces them. This is not where you want to go this summer.

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