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The Lost Island Waterloo

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The Lost Island
2225 E. Shaulis Rd
Waterloo
IA
50701
Tel: 319-233-8414

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Feeling...COOL!? You certainly will be if you visit The Lost Island in Waterloo, Iowa! This family friendly waterpark has fun for the whole family, from thrilling rides to lazy rivers. One thing is for sure...they will all cool you down on your summer days!

The Lost Island has a host of attractions for all ages, and not just water based! There are so many major water slides you won't know where to start! Perhaps it's the Wailya Kupua - a hydromagnetic coaster of which there are only a few in the WORLD (make sure you hold on tight!), or perhaps you want to race with your friends on Ta Katipo!

You can raft as a family down the Calypso Cascade, or swirl around and around in a vortex like ride with Tangerine Tempest. From the vertical drop of Lost Soul Falls, or the fun of Emerald Adventure Rapids, those adrenaline loving kids in the family certainly have their choice of adventure!

For those smaller kids in the family, don't worry because there are plenty of things to do at The Lost Island perfect for their needs. Blue Iguana Lagoon for Kids features shallow wading pools, with kid friendly slides and fun water features to play in, and Starfish Cove is a shallow island with spouting whales, clownfish and mini slides...perfect for their imagination to take them under the ocean!

Then of course, The Lost Island has those non-water attractions which the family love! Spend time with some friendly family competition at Adventure Golf, or take to the tracks on the Go-Karts - a great way to get behind the wheel in a safe environment! Finally, the Flying Gecko Zipline makes for a great chance to push yourself to do something a little more scary (but we all know you can do it!)

Water fun and adventure all round at this Iowa waterpark! Make a SPLASH!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$24 waterpark day pass only
  • ChildrenSame as adult
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Hours vary seasonally, but water park usually 10:30am - 6:30pm. 2pm - 10pm for non-water fun

May to September

Teachers corner

They offer group rates, so why not head down with the class and enjoy a fun day out! It's great exercise, and great for celebrations too.

I'm Hungry!

With two cafes, and snack bars you certainly won't go hungry! The cafes sell burgers, hot dogs, chicken, burritos, and all the things you could want on your family day out!.

Healthy Eating!

Both cafes sell healthy options like salads, and healthy snacks. .

Any Top Tips?

Protect your feet on warm days because the decking can get very hot!.

Doing our bit

Safety is their concern, so they have height regulations for a reason so please follow them. They also have lifeguards on hand.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to guest services when you arrive to see how they can help you with the assistance you require. .

Baby Facilities

Diaper age swimmers must wear swim diapers or plastic pants.

Can I get one of those?

You can rent a cabana for the day if you want some extra space for your family! They have wifi, lockers, water, and an attendant on duty, just to name a few perks!.

More information

Golf and go karts are an additional cost to your admission ticket. .

What people are saying?

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    At first glance, the $25 admission price seems steep but considering you will be entertained all day, it's well worth it. Lost Island has a slew of slides -- some traditional and several that are innovative and thrilling. There's a relaxing Lazy River, several smaller play areas for the kids and a wave bay. If you need time a break from the water you can play beach volleyball with friends or relax in one of several hammocks. The facility is well-maintained and the young staff are friendly and helpful. Food can be, as with many water/amusement...Read More

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    It's okay. The main slides can be done within an hour and don't really offer a high replay (re-slide?) value because of lines of people. Yeah there's a wave pool but it's pretty cold and dirty. The lazy river is good, though.

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    Great water park in the middle of Iowa. Admission is extremely reasonable and the selection of rides is great!

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    Very clean facility, excellent service, well-managed. For those who feel that it is spendy, I say this: where else can you go to be this entertained for $3/hr? Really....think about it. You can blast through $25 at a carnival/fair/exhibition in no time flat....or you can spend $25/adult head for 8 hours of good clean fun (pardon the pun!). Food is not over-priced; I was plesantly surprised. If you are looking for somewhere to entertain the kids for the day: this is the spot. I recommend water socks for the hot concrete walkways/paths. Casino,...Read More

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    We had a good time water looked clean no lines during the week that nice .

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by Megan Grant

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At first glance, the $25 admission price seems steep but considering you will be entertained all day, it's well worth it. Lost Island has a slew of slides -- some traditional and several that are innovative and thrilling. There's a relaxing Lazy River, several smaller play areas for the kids and a wave bay. If you need time a break from the water you can play beach volleyball with friends or relax in one of several hammocks. The facility is well-maintained and the young staff are friendly and helpful. Food can be, as with many water/amusement parks, a bit pricey so you may want to bring a cooler of food and drinks for the trip -- you can't bring it into the park, but with the wristbands you can leave for a lunch break, picnic on the front lawn and then return.

To summarize, even if it's a bit of a drive Lost Island is a paradise of a getaway.

by Andrea Detweiler

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Very clean facility, excellent service, well-managed. For those who feel that it is spendy, I say this: where else can you go to be this entertained for $3/hr? Really....think about it. You can blast through $25 at a carnival/fair/exhibition in no time flat....or you can spend $25/adult head for 8 hours of good clean fun (pardon the pun!). Food is not over-priced; I was plesantly surprised. If you are looking for somewhere to entertain the kids for the day: this is the spot. I recommend water socks for the hot concrete walkways/paths. Casino, hotels, mall, movie theatre & restaurants within 10 mins drive. Highly recommend it for children of ALL ages.

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